Mitsubishi International

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Mitsubishi International Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Over all Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mitsubishi International full-time

    Pros

    Good Company Solid finances, willing to think outside the box and try new things

    Cons

    Management not necessarily the best, very emotional and there is not real way to process your complains


  2. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mitsubishi International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with. Direct and you know where your stand.

    Cons

    Transfers can be difficult to achieve


  3. Risk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work and learn.

    Cons

    Alot of work and not much social life.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Need to get with the times its 2015...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mitsubishi International full-time

    Pros

    salary is ok, good benefits, definitely a quiet place to work, coworkers are pleasant

    Cons

    There is no chance for American employees or females to advance all management positions are filled by Japanese floating staff. Their expectations for new employees are unfair as the training procedure is basically learn on your own with a few hints here and there. Basically everyone does their work and very minimal interaction with each other. Low employee morale need recognition for a job well done.

    Advice to Management

    You should consider creating a training procedure that can be used for various departments as a guide. Not a book for employees to read but actually sitting with an employee and getting hands-on training. Also middle management should know how to work with people and help motivate their employees effectively.


  6. Solid company, no room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Solid company, good benefits, and undergoing good changes

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement. Need to improve employee moral.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Absolutely the Worst Job I Have Ever Had...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Retirement Plan, Health Insurance, Stable work environment with fairly modern offices, Good on-boarding & New-Hire Orientation program

    Cons

    Very rigid structure, micromanaging of tasks, uninspiring leadership, limited advancement potential, middle managers tend to pile work onto support staff (even when it makes more sense for the manager to perform the task), relative lack of diversity among managerial ranks, excessive workload which results in poor employee development (because there is no time left to train for advancement since you are always preoccupied with putting out fires)

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so conservative and prone to micromanaging. Better yet, just close up shop and go out of business. Your services really aren't needed; you're just a lousy middleman trying to deceive customers into believing that you actually add value. This company is just terrible. Just awful. Don't let the insincere "polite" Japanese culture fool you. I wish I had never heard of Mitsubishi International Corporation. Working for MIC was one of the worst experiences of ANY type during my lifetime; I will always compare future employers to Mitsubishi since it is a rock-bottom organization. If I had only read the Glassdoor reviews, I would have never accepted the job. MIC is rated below 2.0 on Glassdoor for a reason...


  8. Helpful (3)

    Struggling trading company with no chance for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a big name that most people recognize, although they will probably think you do something with cars or tvs. Assuming you do the bare minimum you are not likely to get fired. They are stable and it is not the Japanese culture to downsize etc.

    Cons

    Old school Japanese trading company mentality. Risk adverse and generally not willing to venture outside of comfort zone. Unfortunately the internet and phones have made trading an obsolete business model and company at least in the US has been slow to adapt a new model. Japanese rotating staff is management and almost no room for advancement by locals. Because of 4-5 year rotations managers are focused on immediate results and not building a long term sustainable business plan. Also leads to lack of stability as a new person needs to learn the business every few years

    Advice to Management

    Develop a business plan. Trading is dying and the company needs to adapt or die with it. Fire dead weight workers who lack the motivation to succeed and find a way to promote locals into management positions. The good workers leave and the bad ones remain.


  9. Helpful (4)

    An "EVIL" Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mitsubishi International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is Mitsubishi. It has all the power to erase negative press. It has a team dedicated for it. Too big to fail.

    Cons

    All the other negative comments are true. On top of these negative comments, the company was just sued for unpaid overtime money since 2008. I believe the lawsuit was settled. I received two large back-paid checks recently. Thank you for the social media now I can share the real truth about this evil company.

    Advice to Management

    Please practice your mission statement responsibly: "corporate responsibility to society, integrity and fairness, and Global Understanding Through Business" - your rating on glassdoor is below 2 stars. I think you've got the message.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Salaries could be better.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mitsubishi International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People were very easygoing and friendly. As long you knew you work, there were no hassles from anyone and people were willing to help you if you needed assistance.

    Cons

    If you hit the ceiling salary wise, you will need to reconsider your wanting to work here.

    Advice to Management

    You need to reward your "American" personnel with pay equal to what is paid by similar companies here.


  11. Helpful (3)

    A poorly planned middle management position.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mitsubishi International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    For recruiting these guys will say whatever they need to say and then flip the script once you're in the door. A great place to work as long as you are (a) Japanese, (b) willing to travel anywhere anytime, and (c) don't have a family or if you do then you don't mind seeing them next to never.

    Cons

    Unproductive, inefficient, archaic, non-result-oriented work practices abound. Allows manipulation of corporate strategy by the subsidiaries. Non-Japanese have no chance for advancement. The employee performance review process is a joke (here is where the secret file re your demerits is disclosed; anything extraordinary you've achieved is coolly reduced to "well, you were expected to do that as part of your job").

    Advice to Management

    Guys, this isn't 1970's Japan - it's the 21st century globalized marketplace. You are losing key talent and falling further behind your competitors. Stop dreaming of the never-to-return glory days of the past and embrace the reality of your situation.



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