Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems

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Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
14 Reviews

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  1.  

    Very good company to work at.

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the salary is way above average.

    Cons

    The shifts are 12 hour rotating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should see coworkers as humans not as machines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If you could work elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Student Co-Op  in  Northview, MI
    Current Employee - Student Co-Op in Northview, MI

    I have been working at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The perks is that everyone is nice and professional at Sumitomo, the engineers take their time in trying to help students learn more about wire harnesses

    Cons

    One thing that could be improved at Sumitomo is the responsibility of the student co-op's, I believe the co-op's at sumitomo are very under utilized and should get more tasks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company takes good care of its "hard-working" employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Financially very solid company
    - Good middle management
    - Very fair human resource department
    - Excellent profit driven management

    Cons

    - Slow promotions and lack of empowering employees
    - Lack of clear upper management vision and directions
    - Double standards by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Empower the ones who are capable of making good judgments by promoting them
    - Share very clear vision and directions in an entire company
    - Lead by example

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Entry level experience

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    Current Employee - Engineer Technician I  in  Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer Technician I in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good leadership, Helpful co-workers, Team based atmosphere

    Cons

    Workload takes getting used to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work if you are looking for high job security

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good healthcare & 401k benefits, good job-security. Employees rarely get fired at this company.

    Cons

    There are limited opportunities for career advancement. Promotion for local employees is based on tenure. Management positions are mostly filled by Japanese expats who come to the US on 4-5 year assignment. They don't have vested interest in the long-term success of the company.

    Employees get only 5 days of PTO per year until the 4 year of employment.

    Very long work hours in some departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Localize more management-level positions. Offer better salary and PTO package.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a great company, with excellent benefits, pay, and people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    My experience with Sumitomo has been excellent. I've been given many growth opportunities over the years and really like it here.

    Our benefits are some of the best in town with an excellent 401K program. In addition, our Wellness program has been fun and helpful. And unlike what another reviewer said, it is not just for losing weight. It's about creating a balance body and mind.

    Cons

    There is a component with training that needs work. We don't really have any but my understanding is that HR is working on that and will be rolling it out soon.

    Also, it would be nice to know professional growth opportunities, it's not always clear what one needs to do to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and honest with associates for growth and training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I wished for a lot more professional training (either japanese or american)

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    Former Employee - Organizational Development Analyst  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Organizational Development Analyst in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work environment
    OK liberty to create and implement new ideas
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot of interesting corporate promotions/positions
    Lacks a lot of training. Needs world-class training for such a big company
    No motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should invest more on motivation and creating a much more 'modern' company where people can work from anywhere and be more freely to do a lot more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good first experience in manufacturing

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems

    Pros

    Friendly work environment - Everyone was very helpfull
    Low stress
    Decent pay for a college student
    Good work out facilities

    Cons

    My main issue with this job was the fact that the employees I worked with were not very motivated to go above and beyond. For example I completed all work assigned to me in the first half of the day. When I asked for more work I was told by a senior employee "slow down young fellow, we don't want to set the bar too high."

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a family oriented place to work.

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    Former Employee - Harness Designer  in  Northville, MI
    Former Employee - Harness Designer in Northville, MI

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems

    Pros

    If you don't mind working alot of hours. They pay pretty good and have good benefits.

    Cons

    Do work at the last minute, not very organized. Management is very insincere, don't try to make any connection with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that can encourage there workers. It's easy to get someone to work overtime or get them to do something for you when you are nice. The moral os a company lies in managers hands so if they have no people skills then they shouldn't be in that position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Everybody hates working here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems

    Pros

    It's a paycheck. They hire just out of college grads to work, so the age group of the location is pretty young compared to other companies. Columbus, OH is a cheap place to live, but what area of the midwest isn't?

    Cons

    The management sucks. The people who work there are pretty much unhappy. I have yet to see a "happy sumitomo" employee. The type of work that this place requres, you dont even need a college degree, and it sucks. Sure there is higher oppurtunities within the organization, but once you're fired, there really is no job skill that you can take from this job to the next.

    Everybody is unhappy working for this company; it's still ruled by Japanese head company and still tries to pull off the "Japanese" style management tactics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CHANGE your ways to american management style.

    Doesn't Recommend

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