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Yamaha America Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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  1. "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..


  2. "Fantastic Products, Complex Management"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "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.


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    "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "ACCOUNTING"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yamaha America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits , people are amazing

    Cons

    The lunch period is 30h

    Advice to Management

    If staff leave look at your manager. You may lose good staff for a bad manager.


  8. "Wonderful People and Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is very well run and, as a result, very cooperative work culture. Joining this company was like a breath of fresh air - great people, clear objectives and solid business practices. Highly recommend.

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult as there is very little turnover

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for showing your employees so much respect. You have inspired and motivated them to give their best.


  9. "Customer Support"

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    Current Employee - Electronic Technician/Technical Representative in Lynwood, CA
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician/Technical Representative in Lynwood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full on benefits for full-time employees as well as occasional company lunches.

    Cons

    Management half of the time clueless and company does not do well with structure change that can assist the overall performance of employee productivity.


  10. "Artist Relations"

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    Former Employee - Artist Relations Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Artist Relations Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Yamaha America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Aid professional musician's conduct their job,
    - High level of E-commerce, and communication,
    - Fair salary

    Cons

    - Growth within company is difficult to achieve,
    - Majority male-dominance in higher level positions,
    - Management disorganization / tasks poorly assigned

    Advice to Management

    Stronger directives and mandatory product training is a must.


  11. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yamaha America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people. Although my relationship was short lived I was very proud to work for Yamaha.

    Cons

    Initial Training, had zero hands on training before I was on my own


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