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JFC International Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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  1. "Pay not that good but good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JFC International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work.

    Cons

    Good place to work but two people had made the place worse for everyone. Company had lost some very good people because of these super employees.

    Advice to Management

    As long you don't give your opinion whether you right or wrong you good.


  2. "Needs management improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance and 401k are very good. Health insurance good enough to fully cover a major surgery.

    Cons

    Poor management, head office HR not very helpful, low pay, and a very poisonous environment created by management.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the work environment for employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JFC International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health benefit is good;
    Company car;
    Provide cheap food for employees;
    Sponsor visas for foreign employees.

    Cons

    1. Top management ignores serious issues and avoids changes.
    2. Discrimination against Korean, Chinese and Mexican employees. Favor Japanese. If you are not Japanese, the chance to get promotion is nearly impossible.
    3. Pretty much hire anyone who is Asian and speaks English. Extremely high employee turnover rate. People quit in a heart beat when they get other job offers.
    4. Politics play big in the office. Hard work is not being recognized.
    5. Work life balance is horrible. No overtime payment.
    6. Branch manager picks favorites and bully certain employees for no good reasons.
    7. Several sexual harassment cases have been filed, but no actions were taken. Extremely disrespectful for female employees which is typical Japanese company culture.
    8. Depressing working environment. Will not recommend it to anyone.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Traditionally run Japanese company."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (401k, annual bonus, profit sharing), nice people. Everyone gets along pretty well for the most part. Overall, good place to work.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites towards sales. Not much upward mobility. Lateral moves are possible though. Fairly low tech and resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A dysfuctional company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JFC International full-time

    Pros

    There's good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Terrible management, bullying, a severe lack of employees in the American department.

    Advice to Management

    Find people who actually want to train and are good at it. Monitor in your employees better, and actually work with them, instead of ignoring attempts at mediation. This company is in serious need of restructuring, there is no good leadership.


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at JFC International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a good job long hours

    Cons

    Long hours bad upper manaement


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Old company that needs to modernize."

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    Former Employee - Warehouse/Purchaser in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse/Purchaser in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JFC International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Their benefits are very good and they have many connections within their industry. If you're looking for a company where being Japanese is important JFC may be for you.

    Cons

    Unsafe work conditions in the warehouse, particularly the freezer. They under pay in almost all positions. Very much a Japanese company, with a dash of American. It is well known within the company that you can't get any of the higher positions without being Japanese. Most of their office employees are Japanese who got their green card through lottery. JFC underpays them because they can't get jobs otherwise as they often haven't learned English. Their IT company is outsourced to another child of it's parent company Kikkoman. Updates to software or other daily business practices take years.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your employees. Take an interest in how your warehouses are run. Appreciate your sales employees, and warehouse workers more as they are the lifeblood of your company.

  8. "Good start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JFC International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    over time is always available, management is relativity easy to work with

    Cons

    hours are sometimes to long and pay could be better


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good warehouse facility and trucks.

    Cons

    Hard to work there because employees all speak Japanese.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get rid of good people. Listen to new ideas. Work as a team.


  10. "IT sucks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy work , not much stress , you can always finish everything on time

    Cons

    Very low IQ management . Managers are all stupid , don't expect any future with this company .


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