Sumitomo Corporation
3.7 of 5 12 reviews
www.sumitomocorp.co.jp Tokyo, Japan 5000+ Employees

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Updated May 20, 2014

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Susumu Kato

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Traditional Japanese Giant Trading House in midst of globalization.

    Deputy Manager (Former Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsTraditional Japanese Giant Trading House in midst of globalization. Excellent training program. Diversified business fields with opportunity to be involved in various business.

    ConsLess opportunity for national staff to move up the ladder. Some typical Japanese Co conservatism still prevails.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, high potential, good place to learn. Good training program.

    Deputy Manager (Former Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsGood place to gain knowledge. Vast exposure, various field of business.

    ConsAlmost no opportunity to break into higher management level due to preference to Japanese staffs. Very much average compensation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    being real business man for new business

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat and being MNC global company

    Constoo regid of rules, too many internal application,just like to waste the process

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    Great place to work for Japanese, not for local staff

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsVery good work and life balance. Depending on a position, you get to travel a lot.

    ConsIf you want challenges and inspiration from your job, then this is not the right place.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Madrid (Spain)

    Proschallenging enviroment, constant growth, international business

    Consjapanese speaking company with limited chances for non japanese staffs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great colleagues, very decent salary

    Senior Associate (Former Employee)
    Tokyo (Japan)

    ProsMost of the employees are very sociable, approachable and fun people, some of who can be your lifetime friends.
    Compensation packages are very generous compared with what's usually paid in other industries in Japan.
    One can observe that the company is desperately looking to develop talents who will be able to grow and sustain the company's businesses 20 years, 40 years down the road, from the fact that quite a few new hires from undergraduate colleges are dispatched to training positions in developing companies.

    ConsYour career path won't be 100% under your control. Your career path will be determined by large by the needs of different divisions, and not by your passion or interest. While paying effort to appeal your colleagues and supervisors why you should be placed in another position pays off over time to some degree, immediate, drastic changes in your position (for example, from metal pipe division to cable TV division) is most of times impossible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    international sales and purchase, accounting (SAP), financial reports, industrial projects' management

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Kraków (Poland)

    Prosvaluable experience in a numerous and demanding industries, high tehnology, interesting business trips to Japan, interesting language and culture, cuisine including

    Conshard work / 10 hours a day, very slow promotion independent on performance, but on the number of years of work instead, managers selected mainly among Japanese stuff,

    Advice to Senior Managementbe patient with Japansese customers, and extremly respectfull towards top management, otherwise you lose every effort you did so far, never say - you can't stay longer at work, don't look at eyes of Japanese stuff (it's impolite), learn Japanese language but only courtesy expressions, Japanese headquarters in Japan will feel uncomfortable once they discover you know what they talk about among themsleves.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGlobal network, academic skills can be obtained, good reputation.

    ConsBig organization and sometimes it gets bureaucratic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Assistant Executive (Current Employee)
    Delhi (India)

    ProsGood working Environment, flexible & Team work

    ConsSatisfied with everything on job

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    Great!

    Marketing Supervisor (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work at!

    ConsIt's very hard to be promoted there

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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