Mitsui USA Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
Updated May 27, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very traditional, Japanese trading company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits were very good, and it is a challenging environment. You must be able to juggle traditional Japanese values and American business etiquette. The workers are all very nice people, and it's generally a pleasant environment to work.

    Cons

    The company is a huge conglomerate, so there is a fair amount of redundancies and redundant roles. That being said, if you are looking for lifetime employment in the traditional Japanese way, this is a great company for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open to new ideas and new business may follow.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome. I was there on a temporary position and liked it a lot, wish it was longer.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mitsui USA

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly people, access to people from whom to learn from.

    Cons

    don't have any negative comments.

  3.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mitsui USA as an intern

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities everyday. Wonderful food and snacks in the office.

    Cons

    There seems to be disconnect between the HR in headquarters and the local office staff.

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    Limited advancement opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You make contacts, learn industrial relations and get exposed to customers.
    It also has an extensive network worldwide.

    Cons

    Management filled up only by expats from Japan.
    Locals rarely involved in real decision making or business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate clearly your business strategy.
    Make good employees participate, but for real.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Sales and Marketing (Chemical trading and logistics) Contract management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mitsui USA full-time

    Pros

    Job Stability, International Exposure, Ability to learn trading process A-Z

    Cons

    No opportunities for Advancement. Promotions are based on tenure and not skill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible in creating opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    IT ANALYST

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Friendly people is working in office

    Cons

    NO ROOM TO GROWTH since it is not big

  8.  

    Great international network, but bureaucratic structure makes it hard to develop

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Mitsui USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work schedule. Friendly employees. Opportunities to work abroad. Brand name holds value in Asia.

    Cons

    Below-average pay. Unless you work in New York, there is very little room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Work at Mitsui was very limited and very over-rated

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    Former Employee - Service Desk Tech in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Service Desk Tech in New York, NY

    I worked at Mitsui USA

    Pros

    windows shop
    very nice people (general population)
    nice parties

    Cons

    old virus defs, way over-worked (5 techs supporting over 2500 employees)
    micromanagement at the very worst levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to stop the micromanagement and allow employees to grow

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Principal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Mitsui USA

    Pros

    Several investment funds available to seek various stages of investments

    Cons

    They have a long approval process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once you establish a relationship they go a long way

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