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Toshiba Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Work-life balance must be imporved (in 6 reviews)

  • Terrible management, no leadership, no one wants to take decisions, very old style company (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy working environment and the plant is clean.

    Cons

    No job advance opportunity, many upper level managers are filled with people just waiting for retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep up with the change.


  2. "Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector I in Bellville, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector I in Bellville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toshiba (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Management was not very trustworthy


  3. "Front Office philosophy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Office Worker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Office Worker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    During my time here we have updated products for various product lines being phased out, without my hands being tied by money. The new products Engineered today are better in performance and quality than the past products. The company is always asking for new ideas for better ways to offer our customers the best product possible.

    Cons

    The use of Distributors and Reps as the main sales force for the product is hindering the product sales. All product designs and ideas are funneled thru the office manager and he has lost his grasp on product marketing, that does not exist here, Management want to sell all of the products without getting their hands dirty in selling or servicing the products.

    Advice to Management

    The products being produced here are top of the market products with top of the market pricing, sometimes you must get your hands dirty with the sales and service. No sales force = -2% market share. Replace the hindering force and you will thrive.


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  5. "Staff Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Cruz, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Toshiba (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice building and neighborhood location

    Cons

    Accounting practices led to huge fine by regulators and layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Correct accounting practices


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked hard and well compensated.

    Cons

    On a steady decline with Japan taking over the work previously done in USA.


  7. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toshiba full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work because of good people and culture of autonomy. It encourages loyalty and keeps employees a long time

    Cons

    The pay can sometimes be lower than other companies but stable job and generally positive environment make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue to work hard to maintain the company culture by focusing on hiring, symbols, and the actions of executives


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Check the individual subsidiaries' profiles"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very few. May or may not look good on a resume.

    Cons

    This main account lists jobs for subsidiary companies. Be sure to check the individual company pages for reviews. Be aware of the shaky financial position of this conglomerate. Many businesses are being sold. Lots of layoffs. Read up about the global accounting scandal.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of leadership throughout, not just in Japan. Change the culture and be transparent.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant (temp-perm)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Administration in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Administration in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toshiba full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great location, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Shady management, non-friendly environment, many financial issues, possible lay-offs

    Advice to Management

    Share information with your employees, we should know if the business is going to the ground. Create a warmer environment so that your employees enjoy coming to work.


  10. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Toshiba (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and opportunities

    Cons

    the term BA carries a wide range of meanings depending on the department, makes it difficult for the BA's to build a solid network


  11. "Product Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    No downsides what so ever

    Advice to Management

    None



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