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Yamaha America Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong brand. Superior products. Fair salary.

    Cons

    Some inflexibility. Slow e-commerce adoption.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yamaha America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people who believe strongly in the mission of the company. Excellent HR department - very supportive. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Slow to action with some things, no flex time/work from home options.

    Advice to Management

    Consider work from home options for employees & flex time.

  3. "Poor Management in Support"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Music Industry Position, Salary is competitive, Annual Bonus, Customers make it a rewarding experience

    Cons

    There are too many internal issues in support, the main one being lack of employee development and training, this is an issue with Management. Specialities are now supposed to be shared and training is in the hands of the supervisors that don’t have any time due to the enormous case load. There is no communication, development or feedback. Get hired in as a temp and expect to sink or swim, you will not be set up for success and when you quit the excuse will be “they couldn’t handle the pressure”. Bring an issue to management and expect the feedback to be, “if they can’t handle it then maybe they shouldn’t be working here”. Poor Management!

    Advice to Management

    You have lost and will continue to lose real talent in support. Adopt some accountability and create more open communication. Successful companies encourage employee development. I think you may may rely on your managers without any kind of follow up to see if they’re actually doing their job. Do a skip level, ask the employees below them.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "These guys suck!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yamaha America full-time

    Pros

    Good pay.
    Good location.
    Good time some times

    Cons

    These guys suck! Don't take a job here. You'll regret it

    Advice to Management

    Gt a life.


  5. "Senior Director of Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yamaha America full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy being in the music industry.

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of company vision.


  6. "Fantastic Products, Complex Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Conservative corporate structure resulting in reliable HR give-and-take. Good standard percs, medical coverage, opportunities for travel. Great inside deals on products. Great products, generally. Being part of a very known brand with lots of superlatives

    Cons

    Harsh management in places, frequent shifting of certain employees - particularly in sales management. Less-than-ideal communication between the two coasts, a tendency toward lower staff morale, and lots of pressure to perform plus an over-emphasis on employee reviews

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the talent in your midst


  7. "Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable, Low stress work environment, several employees stay for many years.

    Cons

    Limited growth due to several employees who stay for years. Pay is below market.

  8. "Overall a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA

    Pros

    Yamaha is a great company to work for- there are a lot of wonderful people who work there, and low turnover at the corporate headquarters

    Cons

    Depending on your division, you might have a totally different experience with the company. This can be good or very bad..


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    If you keep your head down and do the bare minimum, you can probably have a job for life

    Cons

    You'll have that same exact job and same exact compensation for life

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees to think and recognize the modern world.


  10. "Strong Corporate Culture"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong team spirit. Low bureaucracy. Industry leader with superior brand and quality. Super nice and since coworkers. Wonderful management training program.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility with daily/weekly schedule and unable to work from home as a full time exempt employee.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain your focus on employees and the company, it shows and made a difference.


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