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Ricoh Innovations Reviews

Updated December 9, 2016
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  1. "Ricoh"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Ricoh Innovations (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and office is organized.

    Cons

    Office cubical partition walls seem too low distracting employees' attention from work affecting work efficiency.


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ricoh Innovations full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are knowledgeable and friendly.

    Cons

    Long hours, overtime guaranteed due to HQ being in Asia.


  3. "summer internship"

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    Former Employee - Summer Internship in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Internship in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ricoh Innovations (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ricoh offices in Menlo Park are really beautifully located. The environment is friendly and cozy. Each intern works closely with their supervisors. Competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Depending on which supervisor and group one is working with, your experience might vary. Seek for help and talk with people around if you are stuck in one problem.

    Advice to Management

    Seek for help and talk with people around if you are stuck in one problem. Keep good contact with former colleges.


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  5. "Nice small company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, interesting research projects, respectable senior people, real business opportunities about to happen soon

    Cons

    Projects mainly dependent on decisions by HQ in Japan, no stocks, small bonus, somewhat small research groups

    Advice to Management

    Consider to increase the size of the research groups to maximize synergy


  6. "A great place to work and learn"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved that we were building a new product that could create change in the market.

    Cons

    They killed the product just as it was ready to take off. It still would sell in today's market.


  7. "A very good to explore and gain knowledge. Nice people and environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of research projects going on.

    Cons

    If there is a espresso machine..

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good combinations..


  8. "Trying Very Hard To Launch A Business"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Smart People
    * Financial Support From Ricoh Japan
    * Political Support From Ricoh Japan

    Cons

    * Almost 0 business and sales skills

    Advice to Management

    Don't focus on re-inventing the wheel. Use your knowledge, play in an established eco-system (i.e.: SalesForce)


  9. "Ricoh EWS - Culture of innovation does not really exist yet"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Nice people
    - Interesting work
    - Reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    - Over-managed
    - Senior management still in box-selling mode
    - Too many meetings, not enough action

    The intent to do something new and different may have been there, but the planning and execution was not up to par. Wrong people assigned the wrong jobs. Lack of focus on primary goals was a major problem.

    Advice to Management

    Fewer meetings, faster decisions, focus on execution.


  10. "Good place while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Did not figure how to market product, took too long.


  11. "Ambitious company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ricoh Innovations full-time

    Pros

    A few A Team players make the work exciting

    Cons

    Top executive team miss the mark

    Advice to Management

    Move away from semiconductor mentality - you're a cloud service company



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