Question1. Where are your offices located?
Our offices are located in various parts of Philippines. To look for one, please select the category of the Panasonic Group of Companies for the exact address and telephone number.
Question2. How many people work at Panasonic in Philippines?
Panasonic employs about 5,147* employees in Philippines alone. (As of July 2008)
Question3. What categories of jobs are available in your organisation?
The broad categories of jobs available at Panasonic include: Accounting, Business, Engineering, Human Resources, Procurement, Information Technology, Sales and Marketing.
Question4. What does a remuneration package comprise?
The remuneration package each employee receives differs according to his or her experience. However, the basic benefits such as medical benefits, dental benefits and health insurance apply to all employees equally. Panasonic also recognises effort and performance and gives out generous rewards accordingly.
Question5. What is the corporate culture at Panasonic?
Our corporate culture is based foremost on our Basic Business Philosophy. At Panasonic, we ”manufacture people before products“. Therefore we place emphasis on the welfare and personal development of all employees as we believe that our success is wholly dependent on their commitment, involvement and commitment to our corporate activities and programs.
Question6. Is there a probation period?
Yes, there is a probation period of six months for all employees.
Question7. How often are performance appraisals conducted?
Performance appraisals are conducted once a year to recognise employees' performance. This is one of the methods we employ to determine each employee's annual increment, career advancement and the variable annual bonus.
Question8. Is it true that in a Japanese organisation such as Panasonic, non-Japanese employees do not get promoted to senior management positions?
Contrary to this erroneous perception, in Panasonic we emphasise the importance and value of localising the positions held by Japanese expatriates. Panasonic has a Global Executive Programme that identifies high potential employees and nurtures them to fill senior management positions when they are ready.
Question9. Does that mean senior positions are only filled by long serving employees?
Senior positions in Panasonic are filled based on merit and not on seniority. An existing employee whom the company has identified as High Potential and has been developed can fill the position. Otherwise Panasonic will source for local talents outside the company to fill the position.
Question10. Is it true that female employees in a Japanese organization cannot climb the career ladder like their male counterparts?
This is not true. The recruitment philosophy in Panasonic is to embrace diversity where recruitment is not limited to gender, race, nationality etc. Similarly in our career progression, there is no cause for concern due to gender. Panasonic fills all positions based on candidates' merit.
Question11. What characteristics does Panasonic look for in a candidate?
Panasonic is looking for candidates who are self-motivated and team players. He or she should be open minded and creative with ideas for the betterment of the business. At the same time, he or she should possess the hunger for knowledge and continuous improvement.