Nishimoto Trading Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
13 Reviews

2.2
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good people, Too much Japanese work ethic makes employees tired

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Nishimoto Trading full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Has a long history, more than 100 years. Lots of royal customers and reliable vendors. Big share of Japanese foods market. Many opportunities for young employees to be responsible roles in the company.

    Cons

    The top management really don't know what is going on in the branches. Their instructions always drive the employees crazy. Good people have left from the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nishimoto Trading full-time

    Pros

    The people are amazing; they are always willing to give you a hand and overall are just very kind. Family-like environment.

    Cons

    I do not see much room for career growth within the company. The company itself is a bit disorganized and people work long hours for low pay. The start salary is the same nationwide and it does not make sense because some areas have a much higher cost of living than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so hierarchical and listen to what the sales reps have to say as they are the ones who experience it all first hand. Taking what they say into account may help the company grow a lot more than just assuming you understand it all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Nishimoto Trading full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good place to learn restaurant business. Nice and friendly people. You get to learn a lot about Japanese food and food distribution.

    Cons

    Long working hours. No overwork payment. Lots of delivery. The company is unorganized. Most of the time you are driving.

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

    Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nishimoto Trading

    Pros

    I like the co-workers in the office. They will give you a lot of helps when you need it.

    Cons

    Long working hours without over time pay. Manager requires you to go in to office at 8 am even tho they don'y pay you over time. I work from 730 am to 11 pm normally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not bring the Japanese thinking and working culture to the US. The employee turn over rate only going to increase.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A good company to work at

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nishimoto Trading full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Colleague are very friendly and polite
    Fair pay range

    Cons

    Don't see the opportunity to growth in this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nishimoto Trading

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nishimoto Trading

    Pros

    good place to learn about the restaurant industry

    Cons

    it takes too long to make a decision and it even takes longer to implement any changes.

  8.  

    Good first career building company, not for the long term

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Nishimoto Trading full-time

    Pros

    If you're good at what you do the work life here will be easy.

    Cons

    You never know what kind of accounts you will end up with. For starters, usually the bad ones. It'll make your life a living hell in the beginning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management do not know what's going on with their most important work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work if you are interested in the food business

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Connections to the food service industry.
    Can become familiar with logistics of importing and exporting of food products.
    Will hear many insider information on upcoming restaurants.

    Cons

    Have to work on the clients schedules, meaning work-life balance is not that great.
    Management does not explain some decisions they make.
    If you cannot speak Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, it will be very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the reasons for decisions made more clear to the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overworked and underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Create your own schedule, meet some nice people along the way, and travel

    Cons

    They do not care about your family, personal, or social life. They only care about the company's goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a place to work for more than a year. Working here until retirement is something you really don't want to do.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nishimoto Trading full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You don't need good ability to get promoted. All you need is a good "LUCK" and be a real good flatterer.

    Cons

    No motivation whatsoever. Drivers, sales, warehouse and office ladies all have 0 motivation. Management class doesn't know how to motivate their employees.
    No future vision.
    The management class cares only about the sales amount of current month!!! Nothing more!!!
    The sales amount will affect management class only, nothing much to the each sales!!!
    The company doesn't have system to provide a good working environment.
    The company has been sued several times for various reasons from employees and also from interviewees!! Search the internet for details!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more and take better care of your employees. Hire high school graduates, not undergraduates!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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