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Sharp Laboratories Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2019

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  1. "Live Alert - IOS Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sharp Laboratories part-time

    Pros

    flexible work hours, informal dress code, nice workplace

    Cons

    lack of growth opportunities, no permanent job

    Sharp Laboratories2019-01-20
  2. "Scientist at SLE"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Sharp Laboratories full-time

      Pros

      Learnt a wide range of skills, friendly people

      Cons

      A lot of independent work, work was dull in my opinion with little passion

      Sharp Laboratories2019-04-02
    • "Recent takeover has organization on path to closure"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Sharp Laboratories full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      - Good location near major city with easy access/commute - Entrepreneurial mindset across most of the organization - Largely project-based organization affords relative autonomy in research planning

      Cons

      - Recent takeover has largely gutted the organization - Relatively low turnover in upper management limits injection and adoption of fresh thinking and innovation - Minimal focus on exploring/implementing best practices. - Priority misalignment with Japan-based headquarters/funding sources creates friction, instability, and employee frustration - What was once a good company, is now just a shell of its former self....

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      Advice to Management

      Put down your violins...time to jump ship.

      Sharp Laboratories2018-01-11
    • "Back Stabbing management and Politics"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Sharp Laboratories for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Good pay and benefits. But even the benefits are now being cut. . The team in Camas created some excellent products including the Sharp security Robot.

      Cons

      The Camas site was closed and the Orange County CA remained open. even though the group in OC has produced little except for one canceled project after another. Management in OC doesn't care about the people.

      Sharp Laboratories2017-07-31
    • "Transitional stage company"

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      Current Employee - California in Santa Ana, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Sharp Laboratories

      Pros

      Good benefits, flexible work scheduling, excellent staff, and small company atmosphere. You can work on technology and see it in use by consumers quickly which is rewarding. People are diverse and support each other in good times and in tough times.

      Cons

      Sharp had a series of money losing years and didn't take action quickly enough leading to the takeover by Foxconn. They are pragmatic and want to restore Sharp brand and profitability but resulted in painful cuts to projects and staff. Those that remain however have good prospects with stronger funding and much larger worldwide operations. The ability of pivot to new products and markets is key.

      Advice to Management

      Take on good projects and staff fully. Rethink processes and incentives to encourage risk taking and rewards. Reduce meaningless work vestiges left over from the past to free up time for innovation.

      Sharp Laboratories2016-10-30
    • "Product Planning Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR

        I worked at Sharp Laboratories full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Great, talented and professional people

        Cons

        Not much room for new opportunities

        Sharp Laboratories2016-10-19
      • "Senior Researcher"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Sharp Laboratories full-time

          Pros

          work is not very stressful, work time is flexible

          Cons

          company does not have way to motivate its employees

          Sharp Laboratories2016-09-28
        • "Hon Hai takeover has ruined the place"

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          Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Camas, WA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook

          I worked at Sharp Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Highly skilled and experienced team of individuals throughout the organization. Dedicated to delivering quality research and development across a wide variety of technical areas. Opportunity to create your own area of expertise and develop your own research.

          Cons

          Lack of clear and consistent direction from Parent organization. Recent takeover by Hon Hai is causing great stress and most folks are simply waiting for their severance package. Too bad because this place has great people and great resources. My low ratings reflect the present situation. I would not recommend this place my friend or even my enemies.

          Advice to Management

          You did your best to keep the organization alive. Forget about Hon Hai and SHARP and move on. That is what the rank and file wll do once we get terminated.

          Sharp Laboratories2016-10-09
        • "Somewhat stale environment, but there are some great people"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
            Negative Outlook

            I have been working at Sharp Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

            Pros

            Good pay and benefits. A lot of great co-workers - work can be fun, not just work. Some incredibly smart people.

            Cons

            Environment feels a little stale. Lack of real leadership. Corporate management decision-making can leave you scratching your head. A lot of innovation that never goes anywhere (no link to product, projects worked on for years, then fizzle).

            Advice to Management

            Communicate to staff. Be "real". Actively manage projects and kill the ones that aren't going anywhere. Make the tough decisions, not just the easy ones.

            Sharp Laboratories2016-06-30
          • "Great division to work for, unfortunately part of a company in trouble"

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            Former Employee - Senior Manager 
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook

            I worked at Sharp Laboratories full-time for more than 8 years

            Pros

            Great, talented colleagues Interesting and challenging projects Good work/life balance Competitive compensation and benefits Avoided mass layoffs or pay cuts despite parent company's problems (through good leadership)

            Cons

            Parent company (Sharp) has lost several billion dollars over the last few years, with no end in sight Retention is too good; poor performers are not challenged to improve or managed out of the organization leaving others to pick up their slack

            Advice to Management

            Convince Sharp to spin the lab off into it's own company, or better yet find another company to buy it

            Sharp Laboratories2016-05-14
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