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Updated January 21, 2018
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  1. "A good place for self-starter with strong work ethic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Company rich in history, culture and lives by founding seven principles
    Good opportunities to learn and grow (with the right manager and if you apply yourself)
    Fair compensation and benefits
    Facility and amenities
    Good people

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Work/ Life Balance
    Too internally focused; reorgs every 6-12 months
    Slow decision making process

    Advice to Management

    Set direction and stay the course
    Delegate / use tactical teams


  2. "Best place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Management in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get full autonomy in my job and have the support from my management. Great mentoring program. Get free snacks once a month and free popcorn all the time. Get to work remote as well.

    Cons

    Pay for parking. Need to find ways to better network internally.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees- they have some pretty innovative ideas.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people and upper management supports new ideas.

    Cons

    No defined career development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees and innovating.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very secretive management with no communication skills"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coppell, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commute was good. Able to learn many aspects to the business on my own.

    Cons

    Everyone keeps to themselves. Very secretive environment. No cross-training or on-boarding for this office. Little information or guidance to do job. Little to no communication.

    Advice to Management

    Get the business on track and be realistic in your goals.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very good work environment but at lower than industry average salaries"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. A very friendly place to work. Company recently started to provide a friendly work/personal balance.

    2. Those who join tend to stay for a very long time and ultimately become close friends.

    3. American Senior Management tends to listen.

    Cons

    1. Salary: probably one of the lowest in the industry. Average Business Development Manager earns $96k base in the NY/NJ Area. Expect to be paid $15 to $20k lower than that.

    2. Some are able to adapt to the Japanese culture; some are not. Japanese tend to take good care of those who are able to adapt.

    3. Japanese expats who are supposed to be window for Japanese management in Osaka tend to do whatever they are told to do by Japan rather than forewarning them of any negative consequences. This however could be a cultural thing where Japanese do not push back to their superiors unlike Americans, Europeans and Indians.

    4. While American Senior management tends to listen, the same is not necessarily true about Japanese Senior management in Osaka. HQ in Osaka has the final say on many things.

    Advice to Management

    Please encourage employees to take Japanese language classes. Also, please research into industry standard salaries. Otherwise, a very good place to work and morale is typically high across divisions.


  6. "PSCNA, Lack of Leadership, Direction and Initiative"

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    Former Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I honestly have no "pros" that I can mention about the current state of affairs at Panasonic. It use to be a great Company to work for.

    Cons

    US market managed by the Japanese that think they understand the market place after a few visits. Lack of focus and taking the initiative in the market place. Far to slow to respond to customer needs. Terrible work environment with moral at an all time low. little to no incentive to do well and succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize the organization and increase company moral. Restart, the Presidents Club and reward team and individual success. You are losing all your best people.


  7. "Clinical Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits! It's a very nice place to work.

    Cons

    None. I do not have any cons for this company.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Operation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cannot think of anything. Other than pay check, it’s just a job not a career. HRIS/PR personnel have no technical qualifications whatsoever and on top of that they are not a team player.

    Cons

    HRIS/PR/HR is a disaster and completely dysfunctional. Expect very little support, will be working crazy hours and will burn out very fast.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of HRIS/HR/Payroll personnel, they are absolutely incompetent, viscous and spiteful.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Machine operatot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Machine Operator in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Production Machine Operator in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive towards employees...almost impossible to get fired...coworkers are pleasant, willing and they train persons new to industry

    Cons

    Cost of living in area too high...start up relies on Tesla which seems doomed..language barrier with Japanese staff..though they are a peasant culture..well mannered...

    Advice to Management

    Cant imagine what to change other than parking...tesla....a few bad apples with no work ethic..very few


  10. "Sr. Regional Facility Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Newark, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Newark, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panasonic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    National Travel all over the United States

    Cons

    employees have to pay for their own parking. $190.00 per month


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