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Updated Sep 29, 2022

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3.4
68%
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63%
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Roland Corporation President, CEO, and Director Hidezaku Tanaka (no image)
Hidezaku Tanaka
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Heavy work

    Mar 16, 2022 - Union Laborer in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    We’ll paid we’ll substantially work

    Cons

    They don’t appreciate your effort

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Lots of Opportunity, Growth, and Stress

    Sep 2, 2022 - Creative Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work in the field of music and meet amazing musicians, plus get the opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Constant state of rush, panic, needing things that appear randomly RIGHT NOW.

    2 people found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    What was once great, is no more . . .

    Aug 31, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Roland is known in the music industry (only) for its legacy products. - There are great people within the organization who work tirelessly to make Roland more of a household name. - Benefits are decent

    Cons

    - HR is a complete mess, they need to hire someone who knows what they are doing and isn’t a 20 year generalist. - Upper management in the US is completely sales focused and couldn’t care less about the people who are working for them. - The organization is micromanaged by HQ (Japan) and executives who are not Japanese have ZERO power and are ultimately treated like children/disrespected by their Japanese bosses. - The “boys club” is a fact and HR telling people who complain to “not make it a big deal” is a fact. - The company sells the idea internally of “bleeding orange” don’t fall for it, there are much better MI companies to work for - Women in general are passed-up for promotions

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    4 people found this review helpful
  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Great company prior to 2021

    Aug 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Legacy, Products, Artists and Employees

    Cons

    - Unprofessional and inexperienced North American Human Resources Department - North American CEO and management team with lack of compassion for employees, poor values and misplaced goals - Influx of European influences over American business

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    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Overall thoughts

    May 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits Fair starting pay Room to grow within Flexible with your schedule Depending on your department management is fairly easy to work with Family environment

    Cons

    Corporate raises are not necessarily ideal You might sometimes feel like you’re under valued HR is a wreck A lot of inside drama between staff Favoritism is a thing

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    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Changing company

    Mar 13, 2022 - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great legacy products and previous management.

    Cons

    There’s a cost to winning at all cost.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Difficult to break through

    Feb 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Passionate individuals across the company

    Cons

    room for growth limited - very political / top down management, lack of ownership outside of senior management

    3 people found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Mediocre performance accepted

    Jan 4, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Strong legacy and brand, but you can't ride that forever. Good worldwide presence.

    Cons

    Lack of true innovation, just recycling. Corporate culture is stubborn, risk averse micro-managers, with no room for innovators or people trying to do exceptional things. The end-user is not the focus, it's whatever the engineers decide is right. An engineer does not necessarily know what a gigging musician or producer wants or needs unless you do user testing throughout development. The 808 and TB-303 became hits by accident - they were not used the way the designers thought they would be.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Legendary company makes good...mostly.

    Jan 8, 2021 - Copywriter in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing products, Legendary legacy, history of innovation

    Cons

    Disorganized and a bit fragmented

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good Experience

    Mar 28, 2019 - Product Marketing Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere with colleagues and support staff.

    Cons

    Long hours and low salary with little room for promotion.

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Roland Corporation Reviews FAQs

Roland Corporation has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 60 reviews left anonymously by employees. 68% of employees would recommend working at Roland Corporation to a friend and 43% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -13% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Roland Corporation employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Roland Corporation. This rating has improved by 9% over the last 12 months.

68% of Roland Corporation employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Roland Corporation 4.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 2.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Roland Corporation to be work life balance, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, diversity and inclusion, career development.

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