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Mitsubishi Materials Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. "Sales and Tech Support"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company was great to work for when I started. At the time, it had American management that understood how to treat employees. It was a fun place to work.

    Cons

    After American managers left and the Japanese managers took over, employees left and it was no longer a good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and pay them fairly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent Management"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mitsubishi Materials (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, overseas travel possible depending on your position, friendly colleagues, nice customers, good opportunity to learn about Japanese business culture and possibly language.

    Cons

    Incompetent managers who are sent from their Japanese HQ, advancement discouraged, too many long hours and travels, education benefits are lip-service only, incompetent HR, office bullying acknowledged but ignored, too many incompetent and complacent employees, overpriced and less-than-mediocre products, lack of innovation, commissions were promised but nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within. Stop treating your senior management like 'god' - they are not. Hiroshi Yao, former president and CEO of the Japanese HQ, was not a leader.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Employee beware"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Lake in the Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Lake in the Hills, IL

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

    Pros

    learning about a much different culture.

    Cons

    Working for a Japanese company has many pitfalls. Cultural differences is one of many. beyond culture is the constant ability to lie. It must be management training in Japan to be able to lie so effectively. Another issue I have is the constant reminders that American's are lazy and stupid compared to the Japanese.

    Advice to Management

    hire and American President and mostly American managers. Let the Japanese be consultants to American President.


  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mitsubishi Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very successful company with great direction. Great pay with great benefits, excellent HR!

    Cons

    Sometimes one hand knows not with the other hand is doing. Lack of communication created some problems. Asian style culture created "lost in translation" scenario.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that your decisions effect more than just your employees. Your decisions effect their families as well.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work and meet new people. Management provides great leadership and a place to call home. .

    Cons

    As in most jobs, there will be certain people you will not get along with. Ever. So, live with it I say...

    Advice to Management

    My advice to you is to keep doing what you're doing. You will come out of this mess of an economy stronger than ever.


  6. "Definitely press and con's working here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tamworth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tamworth, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location
    Great pension
    Some perks

    Cons

    Bad people management
    Inconsistent management
    Bad business practices
    Blame culture
    Top management not strong enough
    Bullying
    Harrasment
    All above can be verified with evidence.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more consistent
    Need to be singing from the same hymns sheet
    Stronger senior management
    Company policy and Procedure needs to be clearer and enforced.