Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.)
2.2 of 5 11 reviews
www.kweusa.com Jericho, NY 500 to 999 Employees

Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.) Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014

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Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.) President and COO Takashi “Chris” Bamba

Takashi “Chris” Bamba

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Solid company, international opportunities, antiquated management philosophy

Sales Executive (Former Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.) full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood managers, opportunities for international travel, allows for freedom of schedule, sales executives are treated well in terms of respect and HR. Focused on close customer service. If you can perform well in terms of business development you could have a secure career here into the foreseeable future. The company is very loyal to quality employees for the most part. This company is a few steps away from being a true global power in the industry. However, those steps would require significant financial investment.

ConsSome key Management remains too "Japan" focused. Understanding this is the core business model, but some shift towards growing non-Japanese focused business and also growing the sea freight department and customer IT systems would help propel the company into the 21st Century.

Advice to Senior ManagementFoundations of the company are strong because its axis is Asia, but need to begin transforming more to a complete global logistics company in terms of regions of the world, sea freight, contract logistics, and update the customer visibility systems is a BIG need. Adding Road Freight would also be a big plus in developing a local foundation in the USA to compete with CHR and EI.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Adequate

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.) full-time

ProsDecent benefits, comparable vacation time.

ConsShort-sighted top management. Too conservative. Not able to hire good people.

Advice to Senior ManagementWere in the USA, not Japan. Act like it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If your not Japanese or Asian you will always be considered a second class citizen

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.) full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat healthcare and 401k program

ConsAbsolutely no training given to new staff or ongoing training; senior management lacking in sales strategies; abuses use of temp staffing.

Advice to Senior ManagementTransition temp staff to full time staff in a timely manner in order to take care of individuals and their families as well as to better service your customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stable company to work for

Air Import Operation Agent (Current Employee)
Grapevine, TX

I have been working at Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.) as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood benefits for permanent full time employees.

ConsFast pace.
Stressful job
Require a lot of over time
No benefit for temp position

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hostile work environment, import ops

Import Ops (Former Employee)
Long Beach, CA

I worked at Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.) full-time for less than a year

ProsWill not fire you what so ever.

ConsImport staff are a bunch of gossiping women creating a "high school" environment. The delt consists of 2 supervisors and 2 managers, no other staff other then temps. Staff gossips about you. Whine your back and are more focused on the latest gossip then work. Turnover is high. The woman who tracks and traces is extremely hostile and difficult to work with. One of the supervisors is lazy and pawns her work on to others in the dept and calls in sick often. Don't waste your time here.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook into your middle management. Hire some more people, a dept doesn't have to be all supervisors and managers. Kintestsu is the worst place I have ever worked at and that includes telemarketing, which is why I quit with zero notice.

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traditional Japanese style company while located in US

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.)

Prosemployees here are very friendly, you can learn a lot of new technical staff here

Consworking environment here is very tense, sometimes not fair to every employee

Advice to Senior Managementgive the employee more space. they will work even harder

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A Dead End Job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.)

Pros- Flexible with work schedule
- Great a work life balance
- Wonderful people to work with
- Limited amount of oversight by management
- Once you're in, it's difficult to be fired

Cons- Little advancement unless you're Japanese
- No recognition for academic achievements
- "Deadweight" personnel that Kintetsu refuses to release because of fear of a lawsuit

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to employees; work with personnel to help them develop professionally within Kintetsu; lose the Japanese culture that keeps anyone that isn't Japanese from advancing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to work for if you don't care about what you are doing.

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.)

ProsYou are allow to come in whenever you like. You are allow to take personal time to take care of errand. Kintetsu offers flexibility which will not be possible at other similar company.

ConsSame as above. People ended up taking advantage of this as management has no way of curbbing this type of behavior. Upper management are more afraid of lawsuit than to step up and do their job. This is the same for vendors as many of the vendors have relationship with upper management and are therefore protected even if they screwed up. No growth potential unless you are Japanese and able to think like them.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your staff and management team

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not an exciting place to work

Air Import Assistant (Former Employee)

I worked at Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.) as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGetting some experience in the industry.

ConsLow pay
Management team sucks
The work environment is kind lame compare with other company I work with.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be a cheap ass.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A dead end job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.)

ProsRelaxed environment , no problem in taking time off

Consdead end positions , management comes from overseas , low salary

Advice to Senior Managementpay scale needs adjustment we are not in 90s anymore

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