Obayashi

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Obayashi Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
7 Reviews
3.9
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    I have a chance to work with a highly technical Japanese contractor.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    Experience the construction implementation and supervision for 3 Metro Stations in Dubai. Working with other nationalities help me more considerate and more flexible regarding work implementation.

    Cons

    Since the project is scheduled in a tight schedule, additional working time was needed. Overtime work was properly compensated. Safety training and tool box talk with managers and workers was conducted on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should consider giving compensation, bonuses after accomplishing and finishing the project on time. Additional training such as quality and safety must also be considered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My time was bad, but I hear it has gotten better

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Heading Engineer in Idaho Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Heading Engineer in Idaho Springs, CO

    I worked at Obayashi full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked outside
    Exciting job
    Finally fired incompetent leadership after project

    Cons

    Safety was an after thought
    Long hours
    Lazy, entitled leadership (has since been fired and replaced)
    Office engineers kept meddling with field engineers, created a very "us-vs-you" attitude.
    I hear these issues have been resolved with the firing of leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at Obayashi full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company, so it is stable

    Cons

    Long working hour, Japanese initiative,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more project and spread its name in US

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Obayashi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn how to work in manageable time

    Cons

    strict in terms of working hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    QA/QC Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA/QC Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - QA/QC Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    leadership experience in an organization and help me enhance my abilities, and also be ready to update myself by learning new things. To apply all my capabilities, engineering background, management skills and

    Cons

    To seek challenging position my technical skills and expertise can improve a company’s operation and increase it profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensuring that all QA/QC matters are in accordance with head office QA/QC System.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Unprofessional Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architectural Coordinator -Green Line in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Architectural Coordinator -Green Line in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Obayashi full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    To learn there techniques in management.

    Cons

    Our project hit recession that the only down side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have another monumental project dont hesitate to give us all a call.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The East-Asian thinking is slightly different. Think about culture adaptability before joining.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Contract Administrator
    Current Employee - Design Contract Administrator

    I have been working at Obayashi

    Pros

    a. Less confrontational approach at work.
    b. goal oriented approach of senior management, could favor performers who take initiative.

    Cons

    a. one gets impression contract employees are seen as objects.
    b. typical in asia to expect employees to work for cruely long hours (whether producing or not).
    c. racism seems common. westerners get preferred treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase transparency and incentive scheme (seems typical problem everywhere!).

    No opinion of CEO

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