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Inappropriate and Disrespectful Exit Immediately. Just leave now, you are no longer needed.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at Sumitomo Mitsui

Pros

To be employed and get out. More Japanese than Americans. Know it or you can be an outsider. Be there at exactly on the dot, and if you come up a minute later, you are considered late mark on your performance review. Leave work exactly at 5pm on the clock, no exceptions or your supervisor will yell at you for not being a team player! Move you from convenient Midtown Manhattan office location to JC, NJ to inconvenient your commute and then, laid you off later. Nice and organized annual health fair, it's fair. Standard job salary, benefits, and performance bonuses if you suck up to your boss.

Cons

Shut my mouth when it’s time

Open it… when it’s time

If I want a promotion, do that job without the title and the pay check. They will have to give it to you at one point.

Lower my expectations (in term of numbers or delays)

Deliver the maximum (and get a huge achievement bonus!)

Makes allies in every department, it’s always useful! Because your manager will get you with this in your performance review (poor communication is bad) if you don't socialize and make friends to other department people. She deemed it is important. You can't be yourself and pretend that you like them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Read it and it's up to you. You get paid to do the upper management job salary. Appreciation is much appreciated.

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    Stability has a price

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sumitomo Mitsui

    Pros

    I feel that SMBC is a place where you can go if you are looking for stability. Very unlikely that they fire or let go anyone. The career path follows the Japanese model where promotions and salary increases come at a slow, but consistent pace (therefore it is not a place for superstars). In a year like 2008, where industry-wide bonuses were down, I had mine increased by a significant amount (perhaps it was too low in the previous year). They throw you in the middle of the ocean, so you must learn to swim fast. In many places they would not give you the same kind of opportunities as they would not probably expect that you become an expert overnight.

    Cons

    The work load can be brutal, especially because things are done in a way (Japanese) that often appears arcane. If your management is Japanese, then dialogue and feedback are limited and communication problems will abound. Form over substance is the rule, so be prepared to make charts, fill checklists and become familiar (for what it is possible) with incomprehensible rules and manuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to suggestions and enhance dialogue at all levels.

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    Be very careful what group you work for.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Treasurer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Treasurer in New York, NY

    I worked at Sumitomo Mitsui

    Pros

    Its a large multinational bank with great reach.

    Cons

    Your experience working for the bank depends on which group you are working for. Some groups overwork you without any benefits beyond what others who don't work nearly as hard get too. In the groups that work you hard the words work and life are never in the same sentence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overworking people only makes them leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
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