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Miyamoto International Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2019

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Miyamoto International CEO Dr. Kit Miyamoto
Dr. Kit Miyamoto
8 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Small big guys--company with a soul"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miyamoto International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great international exposure, multiple learning opportunities, flexibility of schedule and general understanding about the need for flexibility, collaborative work environment, and growth oriented

    Cons

    Growth oriented with associated growing pains, changes--good and bad, not a place for rigid, perfectionist, and task oriented people, young--but not immature staff

    Advice to Management

    Move at a faster pace to define individual identities of the offices, or consolidate the purpose and mission

    Miyamoto International2017-12-13
  2. "Mediocre Engineering Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Miyamoto International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance for me working here has been rather well, but as many companies it can go through ups and downs. Sometimes things get really busy.

    Cons

    The company is very cheap and doesn't do a great job of boosting company morale. Salary is on the lower side. Company hasn't focused on development and growth of younger engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on what's happening in each office and care more about the small workers working hard for you.

    Miyamoto International2019-06-30
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disfunctional international work"

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

    I worked at Miyamoto International full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, some exciting projects, challenging roles

    Cons

    The entire international effort established at Miyamoto has one purpose: photo ops for the CEO for promo and ego-boosting material. There were zero opportunities for project ownership. You will never be able to identify, lead, or complete a project of your own. I was actually told I would never be able to seek, find, initiate, or bring to completion my own projects. "The CEO will always be the one to give the final presentation...

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    Advice to Management

    Let go. Stop insisting on putting yourself in the middle. Praise and promote your workers and the organization will go far.

    Miyamoto International2018-08-30
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company is arrogant and a media hog"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Miyamoto International full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and international projects to work on. Focus of company is on earthquake resilience internationally and in the US. Some very bright and friendly people in the company. Good health benefits. Agree with the mission of the company.

    Cons

    Top leadership decisions is questionable. Number one goal of company is to make the CEO look like the 'earthquake savior of the world' - period. Most trips to earthquake disaster zones are really only photo opportunities for press releases with very little, if any, positive affect on the survivors. Claim they are experts, but in reality many time are figuring things out for the first time when it happens (which isn't...

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    Advice to Management

    Top Management knows what needs to happen, but they are butting heads with the CEO who is not willing to budge (feel bad for some of them). But in any case, please don't bring the CEO's personal relationships into the company's leadership structure. That is just disastrous and drives away good employees.

    Miyamoto International2017-10-18
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place To Work!"

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

    I have been working at Miyamoto International for more than 8 years

    Pros

    We have a workforce of extremely competent engineers who all work hard to keep our mission to "Make the World a Better Place" a reality!!! The CEO is always thinking outside the normal engineering box. We all work hard and play hard.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work and let's keep growing this company!

    Miyamoto International2016-06-29
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Making the world a better, safer place!"

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

    I have been working at Miyamoto International for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Miyamoto has some of the sharpest engineering minds and a friendly, collaborative environment for engineers of all levels. I love going to work every day!

    Cons

    So much work, so little time - a good problem to have!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Miyamoto International2016-06-29
  7. Helpful (4)

    "The L.A. Office is a great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Miyamoto International

    Pros

    The staff in the L.A. Office are wonderful people to work with. Everyone is really helpful and supportive. A lot of fat has been trimmed in the past year to make the place a much more efficient and enjoyable working environment. The location of the office is great! Right in the middle of DTLA by lots of shopping, restaurants and the Metro Station.

    Cons

    Salaries are comparable to other Structural Engineering firms, which means they're not great. Likewise, the benefits are just okay.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the quality control process of drawings and reports. To the staff you are not directly working with on a project, talk to them more frequently than annual review time, create equality.

    Miyamoto International2015-01-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "The best people in the industry, with exciting projects to work on."

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Miyamoto International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great, easy to work with and supportive no matter what your position. The benefits are fair and they will work with you to make sure you're satisfied.

    Cons

    While I was there things were tight in the industry so the fringe benefits were not there, but they did all they could to keep everyone happy and employed. No cons to speak of really.

    Miyamoto International2014-10-21
  9. Helpful (6)

    "No career advancement !!"

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    Current Employee -  in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Miyamoto International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice location for their offices, the company organizes christmas parties for employees and their families ( trying to keep up with the public image). However, all that glitters is not gold !!

    Cons

    Managers do not support their team members, you are on your own ! You have to be a member of the ruling clique in order to get a promotion! So many gossips, colleagues who are very insecure, and bring their personal problems at work. They don't want new employees in their team. If you are new, they will make sure they put you down or refuse a request for information. As the other reviewer said, there is a non-profit...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on the job not on your personal problems! Dig deep you will find out what is going on at the low-level.

    Miyamoto International2013-09-13
  10. Helpful (5)

    "don't work here unless you are working to get out of here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Miyamoto International full-time

    Pros

    nice suppport staff, not much else good to say, nice christmas party

    Cons

    low pay, long hours, only negative job feedback (wasn't towards me, just stand in the hall to see it), CEO that likes to hear himself talk, CEO that brings his personal gossip love life to the office, sexist (don't work here if you are female and want to be a principal), low morale, questionable non-profit affiliation

    Advice to Management

    keep your personal life personal, don't make sexism so obvious, don't support people that stink at their jobs just because they are drinking pals

    Miyamoto International2013-04-11
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