Service Administrator (Former Employee), Arlington, VA – January 18, 2013
Pros: sharp provides excellent time off and benefits, and monthly employee luncheons that celebrate employee recognition.
Cons: there was a lot of mis-communication amongst managers, employees, and clients. there wasn't any room for navigation within the organization for all employees, due to the constant downsize.
In retrospect, Sharp Electronics will always be looked at as boot camp training for Corporate America. I learned how effective oral and verbal communication is between internal and external clients. I learned how organization, using the correct recourses, and extreme confidence and knowledge come a long way when it comes to client retention, and productivity – more... amongst colleagues. As time progressed with my employment at Sharp Electronics, I was delegated infinite responsibility on the operations side of the branch. I wasn’t trained on a lot of task that were delegated to me (mileage reimbursement, purchase orders, account payable/receivable resolution, etc...); however, I learned more than I would have ever learned in collage. Multi-tasking has become second-nature for me; for example, in the midst of my assigned task, I was communicating via, phone and email with thirty-sixty clients per day, in regard to payment and service request/resolution. My cultivated skills and knowledge have grounded me to take on almost any future job/responsibility I would be a great fit for. – less
Sharp is a family orientated company, we participated in the, Food Drive, Bring Children to work, walk-a-thons, family day picnics and outings.
Logistic Specialist (Former Employee), Romeoville, IL – October 29, 2013
Pros: the ability to learn and move foward with room to grow.
Cons: pension plan discontinued
Working at Sharp has been a very good experience, a typical work day is busy which is a very good thing. I've was only able to advance due to the leadership I received from a couple of good managers and their trust in me, giving me the opportunity to grow with new projects. I've develped friendships that will go way beyond working with Sharp, lifetime – more... friendships who became more than just a co-worker. There were some stress level's that were reached some days but after over coming them I became a more valuable employee. I really enjoyed working there, due to the relocation from Illoinis to Memphis my job was ended. – less
Tri-Cities area Field Service MGR (Former Employee), Blountville, TN – January 23, 2013
I strongly enjoyed the daily variety of work offered by Sharp Electronics. I also enjoyed being able to take on as many orders as I could fill in a day. I however did not always enjoy some of the locations I had to travel to because of very long drives, sometimes several times a day. I did enjoy being able to oversee several employees projects as the – more... challenge of helping others meet their goals provided me with unlimited chances to become a better supervisor. – less
Great company to work for, gained a great deal of experience in a highly productive enviornment
Product Director, Digital Printers (Former Employee), Mahwah, NJ – December 7, 2012
Pros: ability to exercise decision making, as trust was built with management.
Cons: inventory was short lived, product was changed too frequently for customer loyalty to expand.
At Sharp Electronics, we were supported by management to help deploy equipment and service contracts to customer satisfaction, which incrased loyalty. I was encouraged to develop a personal management style that fit within the Sharp Imaging brand and was able to build customer relationships managing my internal and external team with focus on customer – more... needs. My team was dynamic, productive and award winners. I unfortunately had to leave the company due to family illness, otherwise would have remained with the company to continue a career growth. – less
A typical day at work is doing ten things yesterday. I learned how to get things done in a timely manner. I work with many talented sales managers ans professsional sales people. I consider the relationships I gathered at my job to be meaningfull and long lasting. The hardest part of my job is keeping my staff motivated in a very tough economy. The – more... most enjoyable part of my job is helping my sales professionals achieve their goals. – less