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Sumitomo Corporation Reviews

12 Reviews
12 Reviews
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Susumu Kato
5 Ratings

    Traditional Japanese Giant Trading House in midst of globalization.

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    Former Employee - Deputy Manager  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Sumitomo Corporation full-time for more than 5 years


    Traditional Japanese Giant Trading House in midst of globalization. Excellent training program. Diversified business fields with opportunity to be involved in various business.


    Less opportunity for national staff to move up the ladder. Some typical Japanese Co conservatism still prevails.

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    Keep up the good work.

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Sumitomo Corporation Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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    Business Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kraków (Poland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kraków (Poland)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sumitomo Corporation in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    phone call, then interview in house with 2 managers, then waiting the phone call, got it one week later, then second interview with 2 managers, as before plus top manager from Japan, the discussion with one of managers about remuneration, difficult, Japanese negotiators are very hard and not flexible at all, either you accept the salary proposed, or you are rejected, it's a matter of honor and dignity, be enthusiastic and very precise

    Interview Questions
    • basically no difficulties, simple questions about the proceeding carrrier and motivation to work at Sumitomo   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    don't give up, try to negotiate, but finally accept what they propose, otherwise you lose everything
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Headquarters CHUO-KU, Japan
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1919
Type Company - Public (SSUMY)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors ITOCHU, Mitsubishi, Mitsui

Sumitomo Corporation specializes in the general. A Japanese "sogo shosha" (general trading company), Sumitomo is active in a wide range of commercial ventures. Through some 800 subsidiaries and affiliates, it imports and exports raw materials and goods including metals, machinery, electronics, fuels, chemicals, and food products. It also participates in finance, logistics, and real estate development. The group's auto finance and media holdings are among its fastest-growing operations. Sumitomo Corporation is part of the Sumitomo "keiretsu", a group of companies loosely... More

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