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IHI Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  1. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IHI full-time

    Pros

    Hard Working environment for everyone

    Cons

    Not a lot of work to do.


  2. "A sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IHI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good collaborative project staff and nice people

    Cons

    Irresponsible, disengaged and incompetent management

    Advice to Management

    Find honesty in your hearts

  3. "In over there head"

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    Current Employee - Machinist Technician in Shelbyville, IL
    Current Employee - Machinist Technician in Shelbyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IHI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid benefits and annual bonus. Growing business, climate controlled, easy labor.

    Cons

    Unorganized, lack of communication, poorlyrics managed, little or no chance of advancement, annual raise is lass than cost of living. Did I mention Unorganized?

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate those who are doing the job and know what they are doing. Treat production employees as more than a number. Implement a system and either stick with it or continually improve it, not change it on a weekly/monthly basis.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Wish to not disclose"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good expertise at project level

    Cons

    Poorly Managed at the VERY Top Domestically

    Advice to Management

    Fire the President in Houston


  5. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IHI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well on projects if you can withstand the Cons

    Cons

    Disoriented company that lacks adequate management.

    Advice to Management

    Need better controls and reviews


  6. "Nice supportive corporate culture"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IHI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of holidays, global business and stability

    Cons

    old fashioned mindset, difficult to get a career progression being a foreigner

    Advice to Management

    Be more brave to take decisions on your own


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The pinnacle of inefficiency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IHI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tons of holidays, yearly bonus, job security, highly respected company in Japan. Very little work in some departments, perfect job for lazy people.

    Cons

    They are stuck in the 70s. TONS of useless paperwork. EVERYTHING requires stamps, slowing everything down.
    They are picky to unimaginable levels (They'll scold you for not putting the staples "straight enough").
    As a gaijin, you will never be fully trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Useless to give any advice. They refuse to change, even when confronted with PROOF that other ways are more efficient/can make more money.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work if you are unwilling to be motivated"

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    Former Employee - Procurement in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Procurement in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IHI (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensations & Benefits
    Guarantee of permanent hiring (Never to get fired)

    Cons

    Lack of true leader
    Since they are accepting seniority systems in promotion, everyone can be promoted to manager even when they stay in company over ten years without any performance outcome. Most managers are struggling to manage the team since they don't have any management skills. Most skilled employees tend to be unmotivated and resign quickly.

    Poor at adapting change of market environment and needs
    Since they only pursue the old systems and manuals established about 20-30 years ago, the internal system (even their technical knowhow) is totally old and not usable. New ideas and movements of change is usually unacceptable in the organization.


  9. "Not a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you have no ambition, and want to work at a snail pace, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Sexism is common, and discrimination on age. No chance chance of getting promoted. Difficult to be transferred out of the section you are randomly assigned to. Few business trips. Treated as a child (kodomo).

    Advice to Management

    Harakiri, basically.
    Change out most of senior and middle managers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Conservative and inefficient"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at IHI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - A lot of holidays.
    - How they decide your salary is clear - based on your age and how long you've been with the company.
    - People are generally nice.
    - You might get to participate in large construction & infrastructure projects both within and outside Japan.

    Cons

    - Very conservative, sometimes to the horrifying level. E.g. If you're in a company dorm you are not allowed to bring a person of opposite sex in, you have to push a button when you come home = you get into a trouble if you stay out all night without prior notice, etc. But if you want to live on your own it's very expensive to do so in Tokyo as there's no compensation, and also difficult for non-Japanese citizens (no company support for paperworks etc.).
    - They have no idea what to do with "internationals". They hire non-Japanese and overseas-educated Japanese but those recruits keep leaving within a couple of years because they are often put into positions where their skills (languages, previous work experiences) are completely wasted.
    - The pay is low until you get older - 40, maybe.
    - Very inefficient work-flow. You need a lot of stamps to get your work done. Other divisions within the group often use their own IT systems that do not necessarily work with others' systems, which makes it very difficult to get things done more efficiently. The company makes us do small "kaizen" activities every year but fails to notice a bigger picture.

    Advice to Management

    Replace older management people with those who have experiences in other companies, industries, and different corporate cultures. Try to learn some HR and management strategies from actual global companies, rather than other equally traditional Japanese companies.


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