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Updated September 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Inconsistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent teams, coworkers are nice, good pay, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Departments fight each other to the point of openly stealing hardware, sabotaging development efforts and spontaneously changing written agreements to suit needs

    Advice to Management

    De-integrate your internal departments. The inter-office politics are ridiculous and causing serious problems for morale.


  2. "Komatsu Mining Division, North America, Longview Texas facility"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Komatsu full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, bright outlook for the future

    Cons

    Longview facility is Micromanaged and the management team are not true to their word when they say that there is a team focus, that new people should share their ideas of how to improve processes and methods, among other things. The culture and values as presented are not what they claim. Everything in this company's management style as it pertains to workers is designed hold the worker accountable for everything that can possibly go wrong and divert that accountably away from the company, even if it isn't the fault of the worker.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you're going to do. Be more patient and nurturing with employees, it pays in the long run.

  3. "General Overview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well established company. Decent benefit and retirement plans.

    Cons

    Management was okay. People stayed on longer than they should have/


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Komatsu Southwest is owned by Komatsu America. Komatsu bought a failing dealership that had lost the trust and business of its customers and the trust and confidence of its employees. KSW has the priority of regaining both.
    It is a great thing for me to work at a company who "gets" what it takes for me to do my job. I have never been denied a tool, information or the support i need to do my job. There is also a real feeling of team here that I am proud to be a part of.
    If you have the opportunity to come to work here take it. It will be a place you will be able to call home.

    Cons

    There is an uphill battle to show that we are different from the past company. Be prepared to explain that we are new and that things are different and be confident that you are telling the truth and that the management will back you up.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the course you have charted and know that we are all behind you.


  5. "Decent company, lacks direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits
    Great Work/Life Balance
    Paternal governing organization
    Strong involvement in the community
    Strong product and market presence

    Cons

    Unclear vision
    Tenure valued higher than performance
    Entitlement culture
    Support functions not valued or respected
    "Boys club" with no executive diversification

    Advice to Management

    Create value and respect for all functions as each one contributes equally to the overall success of the organization. Create a common vision that is shared and driven to all levels of the organization. Bring greater transparency of business direction and performance to your workforce so they can realize how their works impacts end results.


  6. "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Komatsu full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great hours and pay and benefits

    Cons

    Temperature and turn over temp


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not really worth it"

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    Current Employee - Loser in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Loser in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Komatsu full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent, good benefits

    Cons

    Bullying is ignored, no advancement opportunity, favoritism, expected to falsify safety records, training is avoided to maintain productivity.

    Advice to Management

    None, management should know better.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Electronic Literature Specialist in Adairsville, GA
    Former Employee - Electronic Literature Specialist in Adairsville, GA

    I worked at Komatsu full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, location, travel, great product

    Cons

    management, lack of training, difficulty obtaining resources to assist with job

    Advice to Management

    Listen employees, they should be heard. They know the customer and their needs.


  9. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Komatsu full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, overall friendly work atmosphere

    Cons

    Asian management does not value American management input and does not even try to pretend like they do. Some issues are ignored because culturally it is easier to ignore the issue than try to correct it. This negatively impacts morale.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where your organization is located and give consideration and value to American management experience.


  10. "portfolio analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Komatsu full-time

    Pros

    close to home great location

    Cons

    there is a lot of favoritism and politics


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