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ITOCHU Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company ethics and values makes it a great place to work. There's respect to employees in office environment. Fair compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of opportunities to grow within the company. You can spend many years doing the same job.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if there was a program to promote employees, and the over time was compensated as well.


  2. "Import"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I am no longer working there

    Cons

    Company cut everyone's salaries :(


  3. "Production Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - New York
    Former Employee - New York

    Pros

    easy working environment, coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    limited learning opportunities and career development.


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  5. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to be engaged in various types of challenging project.
    And salary is very competitive and people are nice.

    Cons

    Frequent job rotation often foreces you to work on something you do not fit. Each employer is required to be transferred to new position every three year in general.

    Advice to Management

    Though it operates business in roughly 100 countries, corporate culture is very Japanese. Strong seniority system and lifetime employment system sometime demotivated me.


  6. "Need super devotion for the job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ITOCHU full-time

    Pros

    As many other Japanese companies, they're willing to train you in hope that you stay with the company for your lifetime so experience or expertise are secondary, your dedication and sense of responsibility + attachment are first (Japanese fluency is a plus, of course).

    Cons

    The career path is unclear. Unless you're Japanese, it's super hard & takes longer to gain the trust to reach management level.


  7. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Administration
    Former Employee - Administration
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely people with structured work culture. Everyone is respectful and expectations are set out clearly.

    Cons

    Can be rigid and not much room for diversification or promotion. The work can be very monotonous and the systems and processes are very out of date with far too much double handling and inefficiencies.

    Advice to Management

    To hire big picture thinkers. Those who are local and immersed in the culture of the city they work rather than moving managers from the Japanese head office.


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    "Itochu Singapore"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. One of the best in the market. Plenty of network opportunities

    Cons

    Very hostile working environment. Plenty of sharks swimming in the company, especially in the RM department. Everyone in that department has their head way too far up their arse and only do things to their own benefit. Useless Japanese who delegates work to a power hungry and devious local. I do see some misdemeanor going on in the office too but no one seems to be doing anything.

    Advice to Management

    Crawl down from your pedestal and see what is actually happening in the company. Things arent as rosy as it seems.


  9. "Great Company to Learn for Entry Level"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent exposure and opportunity to learn about products from various industries.

    Cons

    Top positions are reserved for Japanese Nationals
    Decision making process is extremely slow.

    Advice to Management

    Trust national staff to make decision.


  10. "Good Company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Clean work environment
    ample of growth opportunities

    Cons

    None. It follows Japanese work culture


  11. "Good company to work for.They look after their employees well."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere in the office.

    Cons

    No career opportunity to get Senior position.


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