Makita U.S.A.
2.4 of 5 17 reviews
www.makita.com La Mirada, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Makita USA

District Manager (Former Employee)
Buford, GA

ProsIt is a quality, industry respected product that is in demand. In the sales role you have flexibility in schedule, will participate in fun events and work closely with the top end-users and distributors in your market. The branding initiatives provide for some unique opportunities. Your routine changes daily and is at times challenging, but personally rewarding. The people you will work with are great.

ConsCommunication from upper management is minimal at best. There is a prevailing prairie dog culture that prevents open and honest communication with the top. Competition from Makita itself in the form of other distributors and Makita sales territories is a constant battle. Increasing sales targets without regard to economic conditions is a challenge.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow for more open and honest communication without the fear of reprisal. Make efforts to attract and retain quality sales talent. Improve personal and professional growth initiatives. Listen more closely to customer needs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    STOP VP'S from HIRING FAMILY MEMBERS and FRIENDS

    Sales Administrative (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Makita U.S.A.


    Pros: Great office staff Company vehicle Good health benefits Cons: Poor communication good employees not regonized not enough pay Advice to Senior Management: keep good people better co communication put a STOP to… More
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    UPPER MANAGEMENT HAS NO CLUE HOW TO LEAD AND GUIDE CUSTOMER SERVICE

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Makita U.S.A. full-time


    Pros: Great benefits. Vacation time, personal time and amount of holidays… Cons: Management that doesn't know how to run a Customer Service department. They talk to employees in a disrespectful and degrading manor. No sense of how… Advice to Senior Management: Take the time to learn the tasks and functions of the department that you oversee. Dont be misleading about what… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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