Sumitomo Corporation

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Updated January 16, 2015
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  1. Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sumitomo Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Ok pay lots of hours to work

    Cons

    Upper management doesnt respect anyone and you only have a short future there when you get close to 15 years the find a way to get rid of you

    Advice to Management

    Respect your people who work on the floor

  2. Working for this company

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    Current Contractor - HSE Engineer in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Contractor - HSE Engineer in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Sumitomo Corporation as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company provides good compensation and benefits with a friendly working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Poor professional growth and doesn't invest largely on worker development and training.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in worker skills developmental trainings and strengthen human resources dept.

  3. Traditional Japanese Giant Trading House in midst of globalization.

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    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Sumitomo Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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  5. being real business man for new business

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sumitomo Corporation

    Pros

    great and being MNC global company

    Cons

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

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work for Japanese, not for local staff

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

    I worked at Sumitomo Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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

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    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Sumitomo Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  8. Helpful (1)

    o.k

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Sumitomo Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    challenging enviroment, constant growth, international business

    Cons

    japanese speaking company with limited chances for non japanese staffs

  9. Great colleagues, very decent salary

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Sumitomo Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most 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.

    Cons

    Your 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.

  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kraków (Poland)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kraków (Poland)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    hard 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 Management

    be 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.

  11. Challenging environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sumitomo Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Big organization and sometimes it gets bureaucratic

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