Sharp Electronics (US) Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 20 Sep 2016

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Sharp Electronics (US) CEO and President of SIICA Mike Marusic
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  • "With the said, the size allows for greater communication between the upper management and the field(in 10 reviews)

  • "Sometimes the role can put you in a position of being outside all of the teams (neither part of the management team or part of your colleague's teams(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Internal issues, treading rough water in DC."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sharp Electronics (US) full-time

    Pros

    Sharp is a great multinational company that is making great advances for the benefit of its clients. Products are top-class and you are able to sell a large amount of products over several lines. Benefits are good. The national training program with David Buck is superb. Unfortunately, working at a local branch has been more than frustrating.

    Cons

    This company lost its GSA schedule several years ago and ever since then it has been losing government clients left and right. For about 2 years there has been a significant push to gain traction in commercial accounts. That pressure to replace the accounts has fallen on the sales team. For the past few years they have not delivered. Now things are heating up for the new team members (95% sales staff less than 1 year). Here's how it stands currently: 8am monday meetings! Absolutely no culture or employee events. No investment in sales reps morale or available resources (locally), data is on absolute lock down, We are constantly under scrutiny and micromanged based on the results of poor upper management decisions and records keeping from years prior. In meetings twice a week for months on end where we have been plastered with negativity and inconsistent messages. We have made poor month end decisions to try and boost numbers. Sales reps are constantly left in the dark during installations. Sales reps don't have access to critical selling info such as service history or buy/lease info. All the while we have a 35k base in an area where homes are on the low end 450k plus and cost of living is among the highest rates in the country. Less than 10% or our quota comes from recurring leases or inbound leads, leaving us scrambling to "make it work".

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Better elsewhere!"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Anonymous in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sharp Electronics (US) for more than a year

    Pros

    They had a great cafeteria once!

    Cons

    Upper management has their head in the ground and the sales force is tasked now to reach goals that are not in line with reality due to ongoing - debt. They got bought by FOXCONN for 1billion less than offered once FOXCONN found "accounting misstatements" and the debt is still there it didn't go away as well as the shrinking market share and dealers picking up other more stable lines.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "A Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Production Print Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sharp Electronics (US) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best thing about Sharp are the people that I work with! The management has created a culture that really works at building relationships, both internally and externally! I am treated as a professional and my input is valued!

    Cons

    Sharp is not a large company, so we do not have the luxury of resources that other large companies have. With the said, the size allows for greater communication between the upper management and the field. We are able to do so much more because of the high caliber of a smaller number of people!

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  4. "Service Manager"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Service Manager in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I have been working at Sharp Electronics (US) for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, stable conditions, competitive salary

    Cons

    Dying brand, terrible upper management decisions

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Management"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sharp Electronics (US) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great products, modern and cutting edge products and solutions. Great dealer network.

    Cons

    Upper management does not have a good handle on the industry, finances, and loses amazing talent.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Steer clear"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sharp Electronics (US)

    Pros

    The benefits were great, especially the 401k. Health insurance started off great and then sank with limited options especially if you don't want the Kaiser plan. Its a fun environment 20 percent of the time.

    Cons

    Zero accountability from upper management, delusional expectations, Old boys club where all of the management have basically worked together from previous companies and pretty much run the branches as a failing start up. Account reps hide / sneak personal items into customer sales such as laptops, TV, iPads for personal use and gain. Management also created its own leasing company where there basically force account reps to use for there own personal gain. Not sure how this is ethical

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  7. "Data Warehouse Manager"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    BI Architect 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sharp Electronics (US) for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy - opinions valued

    Cons

    very tight budgets; lots of interuptions by upper management

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Keep looking!"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Oakland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sharp Electronics (US) for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Depending on who you report to, your work/life balance can be great. I was fortunate to have a hands off manager. Flexibility to leave for Dr. Appointments or other life issues wete great. BUT, this isn't the norm. I was lucky!

    Cons

    Working on a skeleton crew. One person does job of 3 or 4. No additional compensation. Depending who your manager is, you could be overworked, micro managed and not be recognized or promoted. These managers are the norm. Communication from upper management is a joke Everything is a secret. Always trying to put out fires. You have meetings to have meetings about meetings. Always starting new programs to better communicate and address issues with employees, but these never last. Seems only Japanese and men get promoted. No advancement opportunities, especially women. You will be in the same position for years with no promotion. Raises are minimal. Took away Pension.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great People -- Bad upper Management"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sharp Electronics (US)

    Pros

    I worked with and met some great people

    Cons

    Too many Upper Management Japanese staff getting triple the pay of a american employee doing the same job. HR will look at you and say what is wrong well knowing the discrimination practices that go on and turn a blind eye to it, HR is a puppet on a string to the Japanese managers in addition to the imbecile american president they just got rid of to Samsung, do yourself a favor and get a job at a american company.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Too much stress for no reason"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sharp Electronics (US) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good product, Good benefits, good hard working people, good food in the cafeteria

    Cons

    The only opinion that matters at Sharp Electronics Marketing of America is the opinion of the president. The upper management is too busy trying to please the president and the president is constantly changing his mind. This creates unnecessary work overload and employees eventually stop caring about their job.

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