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SANYO Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  1. "Great opportunity to use all my IT computer and networking skills in addition to my Microsoft Office skills."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Administrator and Computer Help Desk and Data Entry in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Network Administrator and Computer Help Desk and Data Entry in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Able to grow and know all employees. Great people to work for. Able to grow and use skills from a variety of skill sets from Network administration, computer help desk support and Microsoft Office skills.

    Cons

    Working 18 to 20 hours a day some days. Not getting paid for all overtime worked or acknowledgement of the extra miles I was going to get the job done because I had several responsibilities between the QC and IT departments.


  2. "wor/life bal."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    everyone is kind, works extremely hard

    Cons

    lack of work life balance

  3. "Rudderless ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workers willing to work hard during their 8 hours
    No extra work allowed so, easy to make work/home balance

    Cons

    Virtually no management savvy (couple notable exceptions)
    Resources pumped to bureaucratic headquarters "projects" instead of customer enhancing options
    Low pay, limited advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Learn your craft and develop your staff
    Understand budgeting
    Develop ways to say "no" to mindless bureaucratic rabbit trails that take valued $ and time off the table


  4. "SANYO"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Basically, benefit is good. It's not great but still good. It's easy taking day off.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive compare to similar jobs.
    Upper management usually don't tell us important information until last minutes for example layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Having better communication with all employees


  5. "not too bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SANYO full-time

    Pros

    can get work life balance

    Cons

    not a lot of oppertunitis for young people


  6. "Sales /Admin. Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales/Administrative Coordinator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Sales/Administrative Coordinator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Its a multinational company best experiences learned.

    Cons

    All for advantage of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    More Success as merge with another multinational company


  7. "Exciting experience in an extremely difficult environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Barcelona (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop new competences and acquire new experiences

    Cons

    Declining business volume and eventually company sell-out

    Advice to Management

    Build-up brand value

  8. "Comfortable, but too familiar"

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    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Moriguchi (Japan)
    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Moriguchi (Japan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Less Zangyo than other IT companies. Not so bad salary. you can get much more holidays. better place to work longer.

    Cons

    They do as Pana directs. Not much freedom. They are transforming themselves but no much determination to the future as a company.

    Advice to Management

    Select your business and cut the other, or individualize the business units. Be independent from Pana, or get together with other IT companies in our group.


  9. "A slow death"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sanyo has a very friendly and close-knit working environment. Employees are always willing to help out one another and have a strong bond when working together. At work, you are not confined to working the same projects and tasks but can take on other tasks to expand your set skills outside of your scope of expertise. Taking time off is usually not a problem.

    Cons

    Nearly all management positions from Director and above are filled with lifetime Sanyo employees from Japan. There is usually a 4-5 year rotation between these upper managers. Hence, these managers are only thinking of how to make themselves look good on paper so they can receive a handsome promotion upon their return back to their original division. Nearlly all corporate profits are sent back to headquarters and reinvestment into the local company is non-existent, with the exception of the batteries and solar panel division. Most salaries within Sanyo rank in the bottom 20th percentile compared to other local salaries due to this phenomenon.
    A slow decline has been evident from the early 90s until now, as more than half the employees are over the age of 50 while the other half are below age 30. Only time will tell how many former Sanyo divisions will remain after the buyout from Panasonic.

    Advice to Management

    Must be willing to incorporate change in culture as well as in leadership. However, the Panasonic buyout will force that decision.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Japanese company working conditions.."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gifu (Japan)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gifu (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can experience working at a very traditional large Japanese company. There are also many vacation days.

    Cons

    The work hours are very long. Japanese work culture is not suitable for non-Japanese. There are too many rules.

    Advice to Management

    Sanyo must be streamlined, get rid of useless workers and unimportant meetings.


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