Sumitomo Mitsui

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2 people found this helpful  

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.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Depressing and uninteresting place

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    Current Employee - Assistant Treasur in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Treasur in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sumitomo Mitsui full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    9-5 job
    Very good health insurance (115$ per month for a complete coverage (health/dental/vision) for a family regardless of number of kids, no deductables)

    Cons

    Very japanese culture, your bosses never talks to you (will pass you by as if you don't exist), some of them barely speak English
    Department is not friendly
    Its dead quiet in the office
    Paintry is the worst I ve ever seen, plenty of green tea, but no milk. Coffee had to be placed at mail room as people were stealing it
    Absense of any training
    No coaching, mentoring
    No communication of expectations
    Very inefficient processes, outdated technology (both software and hardware)
    Absense of Communication from Top to Bottom
    Although hours are great (9-5), at 9:01 management goes around to check if you are at your place. Work from home is non-existent term, taking half day to take care of your personal affairs is judged. Sick days... well you have to be diying. If not, why arent you at your desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you come to other countries, learn to adjust to that environment, leave your japanese culture in Japan

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Sumitomo Mitsui full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Difficult to think of any pros. The companys location in Midtown East is convenient. Thats about it.

    Cons

    The salaries at all levels of the company are below market for the industry.

    The atmosphere around the office is not pleasant. The culture is toxic, and there is a fear that is perpetuated by the Expat community.

    Expats are promoted before American staff.

    Managers do not care about work/life balance.

    There is a glass ceiling for women.

    The Expats look down on American staff.

    The benefits of being an employee are basically limited to health care.
      -There is no such thing as employee day, when employees are treated.
      -The Christmas party costs $50 to attend, $50+ to bring a guest.
      -No stipends for cabs or dinner if you are asked to work late.
      -There are occasionally team dinners and parties, but they generally cost each employee $40-$60, and you are expected to attend.
      -No office cafeteria.
      -Hours are just as long as peers in American banks, if not longer, but pay is much less.
      -HR is not supportive, and does not make employees feel like they are operate on the employees behalf.
      -The pantries are a disgrace. There is literally only green tea and coffee- no milk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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