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Yamaha America Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  1. "Percussion Marketing Intern"

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

    I have been working at Yamaha America as an intern

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot about the music industry and work within one of the leading brands in musical instrument manufacturing. Your role is important as you are assigned to work on important projects for the development of the brand, not just filing paperwork and fetching coffee.

    Cons

    The only con I have is that the position only lasts 3-6 months.


  2. "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..

  3. "Good company."

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

    Pros

    Exciting company with very good benefits!

    Cons

    The management is very old-fashioned.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more flexibility with working from home.


  4. "Wonderful People and Culture"

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    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.


  5. "Exciting new products"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Buena Park, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yamaha America as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Broad product base. Exciting lineup of products. Highly recognized and admired brand.

    Cons

    Smaller teams and management reduces advancement opportunities. Inconsistency in communication can slow down work.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  6. "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.


  7. "Director"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity for a stable atmosphere. Not much change happens over time. Management is somewhat hands off and they give you latitude.

    Cons

    Lower paying and little chance for growth opportunities. Old school management structure resists change in the market.

  8. "Sr. Human Resources Professional"

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

    Pros

    Talented, diverse group. Support for work life balance. Longevity and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Very limited growth opportunity, low turn-over. Strict guidelines with little room for creative out of the box thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with ideas and where they come from. Encourage growth and out of the box ideas.


  9. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yamaha America full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, great part of the country, really nice people to work with. If you have a love for and knowledge of music, this is a great place to work!

    Cons

    Dealing with integrating global products and plans can be challenging due to cultural differences. For the same reasons, many decisions and processes can be VERY slow.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for steady long-term jobs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, training and support.

    Cons

    Changes are slow. Pay is slightly lower than market rates.

    Advice to Management

    Please make bold moves in the market. Take risks and learn before market forces changes to the company.


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