I've learned a lot at Kyocera and gained a lot of experience which is usually the main thing that I look at when I start a job. It's a very hard job (especially in the area I work in) but a job that's easy isn't really a job as my dad says. Over the past several months, however, I've realized that the jobs effects on my health and body are surprisingly severe. I have also since learned that the area I work in is the only area in the whole company that has not had someone to properly retire in. They have all went out on medical leave due to injuries to the wrist, hands, shoulders, backs and necks; all things that are the most affected in the kland job.
Great benefits, great experience.
Only having 4 days off a month, having to work about 50-70 hours a week & the health problems it causes
Direct Sales, Account Executive (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 7, 2014
Kyocera, an emerging player in the copier market, struggles to compete with the major players when it comes to technology. Small to mid-range machines are excellent products, however low-end products are often overpriced compared to market and company lacks high-end products to offer large companies who require speed and durable products. Support from the Kyocera corporation is almost non-existent, there is little, if any marketing and zero social media exposure. There is a fundamental lack of understanding in this organization on how to move forward with these initiatives and the benefits they offer in today's workforce. Exposure is critical, especially when you are playing catch up in the industry.
Management is a hands off philosophy. Any problems you will have to handle on your own. You will not receive report from higher-ups, nor will you be given the necessary tools to help allay concerns clients pose. Service is inconsistent and problems linger for way too long without resolution. There is also a walking contradiction of a sales manager/sales rep, who has 99% of Kyocera's existing accounts. This manager also still has a territory, can sell within his territory and open new accounts.
Salary is a low base salary, with commission. Commission structure is well paid, but raises, bonuses or promotions do not occur here. There is no account base for an employee to work off of. All business must be brought in through new business or existing business you brought from outside.
The office is a ghost town. Employees come and go as they please and are not requiredmore... to be there. There are no policies or procedures in place and no oversight. Working in the office can often feel like death since it is barren and sparsely populated. The core group of employees are all pleasant and respectable individuals. There is a core group that get along with each other and are honest and upstanding. There is no office politics or talking behind employees backs.
In closing, this job is just another job. If you are in the copier industry, you are familiar with the landscape and know what the job entails. There are no surprises here. Most of the employees will last about 2-3 years here before moving on.less
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PRODUCTION OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Balboa, CA – April 20, 2012
I find kyocera a nice place to work for, not only a friendly co- worker but also the supervisor and managers are so nice. Sometimes we have a free food for special holidays, its only for me not to long because I'm only a temporary worker.
District Manager (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – May 8, 2013
As a District Manager I covered a 9 state 11 city territory. I hired, trained and managed a sales force for a new start up program. I traveled out in the field with Field Sales Reps and maintained relationship with the client. I also performed evaluations.