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Anjō, Kagoshima (Japan)
10000+ employees
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Company - Public
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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With products ranging from circular saws to vacuum cleaners, Makita is Japan's answer to Stanley Black & Decker. A top global producer of professional-grade electric power tools, Makita makes drills, grinders, hammers, jigsaws, sanders, saws ... Read more

Makita Reviews

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Masahiko Goto
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  • "Great Culture. Best in class products."

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    I have been working at Makita full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, strong brand recognition, work life balance, long and proud heritage, Southern California based US Headquaters is not common for a power tool company which is major plus.

    Cons

    Antiquated expense reimbursement( must use personal funds to expense common expenses). Company card should be issued to more field and marketing people who commonly must put $1000's of dollars on their own dime and wait a few weeks for reimbursement.
    Too many levels of red tape to wade through for simple decisions to be approved.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.

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Makita Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Makita in August 2014.

    Interview

    General hand in of resume to face to face interview at HQ with the supervisor of the department and HR. There was no screening in person done, but most likely done by Resume

    Interview Questions

    • General linguistic questions and translation remarks for the company. Necessary knowledge is needed   Answer Question
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