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Sharp Corporation Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Quakertown, PA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Quakertown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee Focused, good pay, and good benefits

    Cons

    Allentown area facility is not as employee focused as Conshohocken location

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality stronger than production


  2. "Great ride while it lasted"

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

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

    Pros

    Warm and friendly teammates. Great location, Competitive benefits and decent products.

    Cons

    Top Mgmt continued to misguide company while competitors ate their lunch. Finance team focus on reducing headcount at all costs while morale sunk like the titanic. Mgmt not in touch with reality.

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt runs on who they know, not on what they know, if they know anything at all. Get it right the second time. Three strikes you are out.


  3. "Product Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sharp Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Pay for the position, not far from my home, nice clean and well appointed building to work at, onsite security

    Cons

    Bad immediate management, located in a bad area of town, little to no training or knowledge given for the position - based on old position holder

    Advice to Management

    Ensure knowledge transfer from one employee to the next - instead of leaving someone hanging to try to determine need themselves, with a manager more concerned about bottom line and not employee ability..


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  5. "Sharp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Location is good and easily accessible and away from NYC traffic. Non executive personnel is extremely friendly and great to work with.

    Cons

    Disorganized and extremely un people friendly. Not concerned about work-life balance or needs. Top Management is ever changing with 'other than company goals as the main priority.

    Advice to Management

    Need to consider employees as an asset and provide a reasonable work and life balance. Provide benefits such as extra compensation or vacation, to offset negatives of required overtime during some time periods.


  6. "Great First Job"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Overall I have had a good experience at Sharp. A lot of things are done inefficiently but I've had the opportunity to sell 1v1 with C-levels all over the D.C. area which is very goodfor an entry level job. Also some of our AV products are the best on the market. I'd recommend to a friend if they are trying to get into sales. A seasoned vet should try their hand in a different industry.

    Cons

    I'm mainly selling copiers. Also the company has been in a bit of turmoil as of recent but they just got bought out by Foxconn. Fingers crossed that Sharp gets a marketing budget. High turnover but that's the name of the game.

    Advice to Management

    The biggest problem is support. If I have a question about one of our own products sometimes I have more luck digging around on IT forums than reaching corporate.


  7. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fishers, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fishers, IN

    I worked at Sharp Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Six Guiding Principles made this a great place to work.

    Cons

    Small office and roles and responsibilities shared by a few.


  8. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people that have worked for the company a long time.

    Cons

    pay scale was low for job

    Advice to Management

    pay people more


  9. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Sharp is a collaborative organization that provides the highest level of technology solutions and service support. Sharp provides a team culture that allows for growth and maximum potential via all members of our Sharp Family. It is inspiring to work for Sharp!

    Cons

    Compensation - Moderate. Product launches and company initiatives completed at a faster pace would be beneficial in a changing marketplace.


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    "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Mahwah, NJ
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    lots of autonomy to do your job; good compensation when you do sell

    Cons

    lack of processes and assistance to be successful; extreme perseverence required; expectations are as if you are on your own island

    Advice to Management

    define processes and implement sufficient support


  11. "Poor Local Management"

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

    I worked at Sharp Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits: 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision. Lots of vacation days. Parent company (Sharp Electronics Corp) is a great company to work for, that really values their employees.

    Coworkers were some of the nicest people I have worked with.

    Cons

    Generally poor work environment. Excessive downsizing has lead to some people being tasked with more than they can possibly accomplish, and no assistance is offered.

    Most promotions seem to be based more on personal relationships than actual job performance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team, they have a lot of valuable suggestions on how to improve the business. Pay attention to all of the improvements made by SEC in the past few years, and try to emulate those within the local branch.



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