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Yoshihiro Shigehisa
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Piping Materials Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JGC for more than 2 years

    Pros

    New Office Start-Up that allowed individuals to make contributions to the organizations primary specifications, standards and procedures. Allowed to work full time on company overhead.

    Cons

    Organization did not hire sales personnel quickly enough to obtain contracts to sustain original staffing. Some Department Managers were not focused on the company goals.

    Advice to Management

    Honor your word and move personnel to perform other jobs when no work in there area of expertise is available.

  2. "Poor planning and even worse execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at JGC full-time

    Pros

    The only pros for this company are salary and location.

    Cons

    The management is constantly fighting with the Japanese parent and internally. They cannot win work, much less buy it. The office was at one time over 200 people but after multiple lay offs, they now have a lot less than half.

    Advice to Management

    Shut the doors.

  3. "Landscape"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at JGC full-time

    Pros

    Good pay hard work plenty of clients

    Cons

    Owner keeps getting lawsuits shady business practices

    Advice to Management

    Stop screwing people be more honest

  4. "Bad market, dream destroyer"

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

    I worked at JGC full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Never enough work to keep hired staff. Projects were few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Better sales staff so work would come in frequently. Stick with your proven staff instead of laying off the loyal.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JGC full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    No leadership. Project Management is very poor at best. There is no respect for employees. Business Development is going nowhere. No new jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Look deeply into your organization. Understand client needs. Build a more detailed Scope of Work. Treat your employees fairly.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Planning"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at JGC full-time

      Pros

      Great salary and great benefits

      Cons

      Did not do proper planning to open and SUSTAIN a North American office

    • "Cares about their employees"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at JGC full-time

      Pros

      JGC cares about their employees and it shows in so much of what they do for us. Since the Houston office, is a start up office, things have started slowly but I can see a successful path forward. Someone mentioned the 50 people layoff (it was actually a furlough) and JGC did that many months after other engineering companies had started their layoffs. It should not be seen as a negative for JGC as JGC was just responding...

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      Cons

      The biggest con I see is this was a start up office. Everything had to be started from the beginning (procedures, work instructions, etc).

    • "Assistant"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at JGC full-time

        Pros

        Very clean office and organaized

        Cons

        They just laid off over 50 persons

      • Helpful (2)

        "Lead Cost Controller"

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        Former Employee - Lead Cost Controller in Houston, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at JGC for more than 2 years

        Pros

        9/80 work schedule , flexible hours. Building has break rooms with coffee machines.

        Cons

        Horrible place to work for the Japanese. Start up company for just one year, no planning or organization. Laid off 33% of the workforce just after one year of preparing the procedures and tools to execute projects. The Japanese management do not believe in Americans could be efficient. The company has no projects and is having financial difficulties and will close its doors this year.

      • "JGC America"

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        Former Employee - Principal Project Engineer in League City, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at JGC for more than a year

        Pros

        Their office is close to the beltway

        Cons

        Have very little loyalty for their staff - 2015 they had a mass layoff

        Advice to Management

        Change to a people who care policy (i.e. Hillcorp) as your resources are your greatest asssets

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