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Komatsu Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
7 Reviews
3.8
7 Reviews
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Komatsu President, CEO, and Director Kunio Noji
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  1.  

    Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Komatsu

    Pros

    The people and benefits are great! There are opportunities to advance, just have to be patient.

    Cons

    Construction business is linked to the housing market so if the Housing tanks, so will a lot of jobs in this industry.

  2.  

    consistent, professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Coordinator in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Team Coordinator in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Komatsu full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good team commitment, realistic approach and work life balance. supportive of professional development and actively concerned with being an EOWA brand in a male-dominated industry.

    Cons

    slow to respond to change because of commitment to quality. major decisions must be supported to Tokyo who take a very different approach to business issues than Australian management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the stability and work life balance going.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved my work, working hours and salary was acceptable but was in for a rude cruel awakening.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Witbank, Mpumalanga (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Witbank, Mpumalanga (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Company values, if practiced correctly would be great. Benefits were good.

    Cons

    Company does not uplift employees through training. Promises are made but never happens. Certain staff is favored to get training. Others are promised to train when employed but then never train them but expect them to do the work properly .

    Very top leadership is disloyal, untrustworthy,and a bully. There is a group that, if they dont like a certain person and feel threatened by that person, they will, with the help of their friends in HR, bully, victimize, terrorize and then frame that person and have them charged and dismissed unfairly.
    Only "highly visible" management is rewarded; however, no strategic transparency and stifling feedback means you'll never know if your activities are visible enough. Ground level is overlooked for their inputs. Senior people advise leaving to get proper compensation. When staff was striking for 3 months and the minimum staff came to work, did 5 peoples work, they were not compensated, but management, on the other side got R40 000 each bonus for keeping the ship afloat. What about the loyalty of ground level that did the physical work while managers sat in their offices?
    There is salary discrimination against women. Extra work is not rewarded.
    Despite record profits, there is continual cutbacks (like the cancellation of the end-of-year functions). Only certain staff getting christmas vouchers, and only certain staff having christmas dinners.

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new approach to employee promotions that DOES NOT involve having to resign and leave the company! Listen to your employees when they have problems. Do not get rid of employees when the truth is spoken and corrupt employees are identified. OPEN your eyes to some of your senior employees that is running the show and misusing the company for personal gain. OPEN your eyes to management that give away thousands of Rands in parts to companies without ever invoicing them. Don't just listen to your managers. Sometimes bring in the guy on the ground level to see how those managers are costing you millions due to their incompency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Komatsu South Africa (KSAF)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Isando (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Manager in Isando (South Africa)

    I worked at Komatsu full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company actively uplifts employees through training, less and less at Japan - otherwise locally.
    The company is in it's best BOOM years right now.

    Cons

    Very top leadership is disloyal, untrustworthy, and a bully. Ignore this at your peril.
    Only "highly visible" output is rewarded; however, no strategic transparency and stifling feedback means you'll never know if your activities are visible enough. Senior people advise leaving to get proper compensation.
    There is salary discrimination against women. Extra work is not rewarded.
    Despite record profits, there is continual cutbacks (like the cancellation of the end-of-year functions).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new approach to employee promotions that DOES NOT involve having to resign and leave the company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Top player in the construction business

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Komatsu

    Pros

    Global environment, opportunities to development.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, very bureaucratic and sometimes inflexible.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regional Maintenance Strategist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Komatsu full-time

    Pros

    A global company, most advanced latest technology and great ERP and CMMS system

    Cons

    big chalenges and big opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hard and smart...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    good company with good management

    Current Employee - Assisting Maintenance Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Assisting Maintenance Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Komatsu as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good company with good management

    Cons

    less salary is given to the deserving candidates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice is given t the management

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