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    MIT Japan Summer intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MIT-Japan Intern  in  Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)
    Former Employee - MIT-Japan Intern in Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)

    I worked at IHI as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Treated their international interns well. Organized cultural activities and tours, such as the Kure shipyard at Hiroshima. Projects were well planned out for interns.

    Cons

    Salary man culture was a but stuffy for me, but that's typical of Japanese companies. There were some language barriers but this is likely because I was only intermediately conversational.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHI

    Pros

    If you have no ambition, and want to work at a snail pace, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Sexism is common, and discrimination on age. No chance chance of getting promoted. Difficult to be transferred out of the section you are randomly assigned to. Few business trips. Treated as a child (kodomo).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Harakiri, basically.
    Change out most of senior and middle managers.

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    Conservative and inefficient

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at IHI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - A lot of holidays.
    - How they decide your salary is clear - based on your age and how long you've been with the company.
    - People are generally nice.
    - You might get to participate in large construction & infrastructure projects both within and outside Japan.

    Cons

    - Very conservative, sometimes to the horrifying level. E.g. If you're in a company dorm you are not allowed to bring a person of opposite sex in, you have to push a button when you come home = you get into a trouble if you stay out all night without prior notice, etc. But if you want to live on your own it's very expensive to do so in Tokyo as there's no compensation, and also difficult for non-Japanese citizens (no company support for paperworks etc.).
    - They have no idea what to do with "internationals". They hire non-Japanese and overseas-educated Japanese but those recruits keep leaving within a couple of years because they are often put into positions where their skills (languages, previous work experiences) are completely wasted.
    - The pay is low until you get older - 40, maybe.
    - Very inefficient work-flow. You need a lot of stamps to get your work done. Other divisions within the group often use their own IT systems that do not necessarily work with others' systems, which makes it very difficult to get things done more efficiently. The company makes us do small "kaizen" activities every year but fails to notice a bigger picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace older management people with those who have experiences in other companies, industries, and different corporate cultures. Try to learn some HR and management strategies from actual global companies, rather than other equally traditional Japanese companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    "IHI - Realize your Dreams"? Rather "IHI - where dreams go to die"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at IHI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Many holidays. 22 days/year in addition to mandatory golden week, summer and shougatsu holidays. Not much overtime unless you seek it out.
    - Friendly co-workers, although not very talented.
    - Good for complete immersion in a Japanese business

    Cons

    - Too reliant on an outdated, overly complicated and inefficient internal IT systems makes for a very slow work pace
    - Far more attention is paid to form than content, meaning an immense loss of time.
    - No sense of responsibility, nor acquiring of useful skills.
    - Too many people for too little work
    - Company dormitory, and no financial compensation if you want to move out. Makes it tough to make ends meet at the end of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire the conservative managers, and hire managers who understand how to cut costs from overstaffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's still low because employer don't want to let out Japaness's knowhow

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CAD Engineer  in  Haiphong (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - CAD Engineer in Haiphong (Vietnam)

    I have been working at IHI

    Pros

    The best reasons is the good working environment

    Cons

    Employer is mean to apply a pay rise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexibility

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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