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  • Poor work/ life balance overall (in 27 reviews)

  • No work life/personal life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, respectful environment, good quality products.

    Cons

    The company is huge and mismanaged. Revenue numbers went down over the years which caused waves of layoffs. The Japanese culture is hard to crack for Americans working there, but manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Make employees part of the decision-making for certain projects or areas of growth.

    Panasonic Response

    Aug 24, 2016 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for expressing your views. We continuously look for ways to improve and would like to learn more about your experiences. Please send us an email at Talentacquisition@us.panasonic.com.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Release Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Release Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was able to implement a substantial amount of positive change without any management resistance! Implemented many process improvements policy changes and tool changes.

    Cons

    Old boy network prevented me from advancing and even holding onto my job! I was let go after two years mainly due to intimidation and the fear and threat from My manager of me excelling and possible taking his job in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Whatever!!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Manager, Engineering"

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

    I worked at Panasonic (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Treat people with respect. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Slow growth. Wage below average.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just focus on short term sales result. Have longer term vision and true execution plan.


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  5. "Technical Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Title in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Title in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly Environment. Good culture. Company focus on quality and talking care of their customers.

    Cons

    Long hours. Need to bring employee management matrix to 21st century.

    Advice to Management

    Need to move faster as a company


  6. "Good Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Administration Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Administration Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with advancement opportunities
    Diversified

    Cons

    Long commute
    Politics, who you know
    Average Salary, no bonus incentive
    Long work hours


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefit package was quite good. Healthcare coverage was excellent. Sales people had very nice company cars. 401K had a match. Vacation/holidays were generous. Excellent, high quality products.

    Cons

    It is difficult to adjust to Japanese culture/methods/policies. No clear career path for promotions. Do more with less attitude. Every month's sales is critical. Constant need for reports/paperwork/market surveys. Product innovation lacking. Competitors are more nimble.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, good work experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    My colleagues - professional and proud to work for Panasonic. The company offers a competitive salary and nice benefits package. I enjoyed working there for many years but the move to Newark made it too difficult for me to stay with the company because of the commute. I had several great managers but my last one was disengaged. I was disheartened to learn about recent layoffs in the consumer group. Lots of good people lost. I hope the company is on a successful path and remains competitive.

    Cons

    Management could be a bit of a club although my dept. head treated his people well. Difficult to advance in a career. People stayed there because it was a great company; now I think people stay due to the poor job market.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your workers with raises again.


  9. "Throughout a 7 year span, no two days were alike"

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Panasonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with great products and a rich history of innovation. Very customer focused and interested in developing products that the customer demands.

    Cons

    Like many large corporations, the comp plan perpetually changes and rarely (if ever) to the benefit of the sales team. Fluctuations in territory, vertical focus, and management were unrelenting, making it difficult to get into any kind of groove. Very political...the "in-crowd" or "good old boys" network made it appear that in order to advance, you must fall in line with the aforementioned. Otherwise, you were relegated to a role that did not offer much in the way of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the field people a bit better in the form of proper training, consistent compensation plan, and carefully articulated career path planning.


  10. "A safe company with little room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Manager Web Services in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager Web Services in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great office environment (since 2013)
    - Great employee discounts

    Cons

    - Global HQ has given up in NA market
    - Leadership is complacent and stagnant

    Advice to Management

    Invest in market research, and value the consumer opinion to drive product innovation


  11. "It was OK"

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    Former Contractor - Co-Op in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Contractor - Co-Op in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at Panasonic as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back, loved the rejuvenation room and the cafe is HUGE! Easy commute and free parking.Comp good - I was getting paid very well as a co-op.

    Cons

    Seemed like a dead end type of job I worked in the warranty department and every one there seemed to be a lifer. had an awkward encounter with an employee there who was too over bearing.


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