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Panasonic New York City Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • Poor work/ life balance overall (in 28 reviews)

  • No work life/personal life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Software Development"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Recommends

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lot of Challenges to promote company with up-to-date Technologies for the world.

    Cons

    hard work and work as team mate to make sure the whole team move forward.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panasonic full-time

    Pros

    The pros are limited. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No work life balance.
    No career path.


  3. "They are trying...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relatively good perks. / Professional, yet, friendly support from HR. / Office location (Newark, NJ) and the corporate policy to encourage commuting via public transportation encourage for employees to leave office at 5pm, which was not the case before the office moved to Newark.

    Cons

    Some area of shared services (corporate PR, procurement) adds extra internal processes and slows down the speed of getting things done. / There is no free parking spaces for employees nor guests.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A graveyard"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time

    Pros

    Free air, coffee and tea.

    Cons

    The ghost of the former CEO, Joe, is still there. He got rid of the talent, promoted his cronies and did some bizarre hiring to top positions. Employees and managers who asked tough questions were labeled "complainers". Joe reinforced the Japanese culture of “keep your mouth shut” and never question senior management, no matter how clueless or destructive is their actions.

    The only creativity that’s appreciated involve Excel and shifting numbers between columns; i.e. kicking the can down the road from bonus to bonus until retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Move again. Get out of New Jersey and start a fresh.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you need a paycheck to survive on while you are looking for a place to thrive; this is it. You will receive low but ok pay and fairly decent benefits.

    Cons

    Pay to industry is incredibly low and bonus impossible to achieve.
    No opportunity advancement
    Gentrified middle management
    Stifling Japanese oversight
    Upper management does not listen to rank and file
    This is a narrowly focused company with one market - Public Sector
    Laptop and similar computing devices are a declining market

    I've seen other post about the 7 Principles. They look good on paper but are not truly the way management works; especially when it comes to how employees are treated. The Japanese have very little regard for American rank and file and attitude that upper management has to follow.

    Advice to Management

    You are out of step with the America worker. As the economy improves, expect turn over.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Horrifying work environment - lack of respect for employees and customers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. Ask anyone that works there today. No one is happy. And I mean no one.

    Cons

    Old school management, trying to hold on until retirement. No branding at all, will lie to customers to get purchase orders at all costs, environment of blame. Everyone has a target on their back.

    Advice to Management

    Just get out of the consumer space already.


  8. "Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, open and spacious work stations, and nice amenities,

    Cons

    As a commuter, traveling could be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    After 6PM, offer car sharing services.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Life at Panasonic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Summer flex time work hours, positive culture and helpful employees, global company with opportunities to network and move to different locations.

    Cons

    No road map for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Continue to serve the team but also provide a road map for each employee.


  10. "AV solution IoT engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Chance to involve big project because it is well recognized company. Ok benefits, no overtime. People here are nice. Many internal opportunities.

    Cons

    A lot of reorganization. Some Japanese culture is not fit for American's. the biggest Cons is low salary. The targeting KPI or business plan is always too high so you don't get good bonus either.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "People are nice"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are good, office building is nice,

    Cons

    Benefits is not very competitive and career development is very little


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