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Panasonic 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. Featured Review

    "Senior Credit Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Credit Manager in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Credit Manager in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every steps of the ways of our conducts are based on the Seven Principles that are introduced by our company's founder, Mr. Konosuke Matsushita. To me, these principles are not only applicable for Panasonic, but it is very soundly applicable to our daily activities outside the company. I am working at Panasonic Corporation of North America and I would say that most of employees that I crossed encounter reflect their actions according to the principles. The Corporate's credit culture and underwriting are discipline and evolve to balance our risk and reward. Strong supports from Upper Managements. The company offers a good benefit.

    Cons

    Panasonic has operated with many units or divisions, despite continued efforts to consolidate some of divisions to stream line the business. It may not be an issue for someone but for some may be, so, be prepared to remember all of the divisions' name and what they do and quickly adapt to new changes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on innovation and cool ideas.


  2. "Software Development"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "No work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "They are trying...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Sales Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work environment, teamwork, satisfying, trust

    Cons

    no benefits if you are a part timer, no holidays,


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A graveyard"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panasonic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people. Very friendly environment.

    Cons

    No clear road for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the environment, but work on promoting people faster.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Pay"

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    Current Employee - Material Planner in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Material Planner in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Low Pay relative to industry standards

    Advice to Management

    Incompetent people should be replaced


  11. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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