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Yamaha America Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. "Fantastic Products, Complex Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Watch out"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yamaha America full-time

    Pros

    Get location in SOCal, lot's of flexibility and chances for promotion.

    Cons

    Watch out as you approach 59 years of age, it's a Japanese company and they don't keep anyone over 59, unless you make VP.

    Advice to Management

    Get over the 59 thing!


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  5. "Customer Support"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Okay experience"

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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

    Pros

    Stable, fun if you like music, annual concert for employees, good benefits, employees work there for long time.

    Cons

    underpaid, some people are treated better than the other (the golden child), over worked, difficult for promotion (but express track for golden child), lots of senior employees making it difficult for changes and new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Promote fairly. Get rid of under achiever. Establish education requirement for different leadership level.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "International MFG"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big name, Solid Company, World product saturation.

    Cons

    Poor management, Not willing to promote for a carreer path.

    Advice to Management

    Use your people as assets. Teach, Train, Grow and they will amaze you.


  8. "Good company, but actual company culture not up to image"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yamaha America full-time

    Pros

    Good marketshare in MI business

    Cons

    Company seems to be a little stagnant, and does not seem to have the excitement of music


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company but they outsourced computer hardware support."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Support in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Support in Buena Park, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Company. Nothing Exciting though.

    Cons

    Outsourced my job and kicked us to the curb.

    Advice to Management

    Support America.



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