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Murata Machinery Reviews

Updated December 12, 2016
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  1. "Murata Machinery"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Murata Machinery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good company that cares about its employees. I would recommend this company to anyone who wants a fair chance at a good career.

    Cons

    Really don't have any cons about my job. I like it and I like the environment that I've been exposed to the 3 and a half years that I've been here.


  2. "Field Service"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Having a job. Getting pay and building a career. Overall, there are no pros. The only challenge you will get is taking work from your EIC and SC. They tend to hand off all their work load to FSE and call it a day after OPs meeting.

    Cons

    It's not a technical job as stated. More like an Olympic course. Management are really bad, customers are always right. The training here is a joke. More like the blind leads the blind. Raises are worst than any other corporate. 1% to 2%. Raises aren't even base on performance, more like favoritism and who your manager are. More likely, your reviews are cut and paste from past reviews. If you want a fresh start in the Field Service. This may be the bottom feeder position. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone unless you want to play Russian roulette. Your morale will steep every year as you see, there are no advancement and their training and skills training are more geared for their customers and not for the company value.

    Advice to Management

    Really learn to value your employee, because they are the bread and butter that keeps the company alive. There have been announcement of changes, but nothing have been done.


  3. ""The Office" in Real Life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Salt Lake, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Salt Lake, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Murata Machinery full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits.
    Manageable job-related stress (politics aside).
    Better-than-average autonomy and flexibility.
    Great place to coast or await retirement.

    Cons

    Poor management.
    Niche market that is vulnerable to industry cycles.
    Limited opportunity for career progress.
    Japan handles essential work and important decisions - US operations are largely non-essential.
    Unclear/undefined roles and responsibilities.
    Lack of standardized processes and/or inconsistent adherence to standardized processes.
    HR is ridiculous and ineffective (at all levels).
    Passive-aggressive environment
    Cronyism
    Very top heavy org structure – more managers than individual contributors.
    Top level managers with few or no direct reports – some managers retain their title only to enable a salary that far outweighs their individual contribution.
    Power seekers go largely unchecked – they are allowed to usurp authority, exercise undue authority, and even bully.
    Very little constructive feedback - unconditional positive lip service, with negative impressions and biases perpetuated in hushed tones behind closed doors.
    Blame is quietly assigned to lower level employees who are unknowingly thrown under the bus.
    Dissent is ignored or passive-aggressively squashed.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul management and org structure, and downsize all but software and service personnel.


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  5. "Project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company does 401 matching and

    Cons

    Bad management, low pay, terrible work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all managers and hire qualified people.


  6. "It's ~OK"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Murata Machinery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment and culture. Generally helpful people.

    Cons

    Be prepared to not be rewarded for hard work. You get your 2% raise at your yearly review and that's it.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some incentive for employees to care.


  7. "Good company to start off..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Tech in Malta, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Murata Machinery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new technology and develop technical skills.

    Cons

    Slow to promotion and very little opportunity for career growth. Annual raise are from 1 to 2% max

    Advice to Management

    Bonus payout should be distributed better.


  8. "Little training. No development. Lots of planning, but no followthrough."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Murata Machinery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A wide variety of work.

    Cons

    Giant swings lead to giant misses. A very long sales cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Get engaged sooner, with people and projects.


  9. "senior shift technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Murata Machinery full-time

    Pros

    love the environment, very laid back work environment, managers are encouraging to learn things and do things independently, very hand-on and provide troubleshouting skills

    Cons

    did not like shift schedule, too long hours, technician job is more like just to learn and know how to manipulate a remote, two much walking, not enough technician to cover the fllor

    Advice to Management

    more training


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Management lacks leadership and opportunities for advancement are close to non-existant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Murata Machinery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits, 401K and profit sharing are not great but, decent. There are many opportunities for overtime work. Three weeks PTO/year goes up to four after you have been with the company 5 years. Company provides tools for the job such as hand tools and laptop computer. Company Iphone is provided and can be used for personal calls as well. Travel expense coverage is above average for the industry.
    Since the company has three lines of business, when one area is not doing so well, the others can provide support until things pick up in that area that is struggling. Because Murata Machinery is a privately owned company, it does not have the pressures attributed to a publically traded company. This company has potential if only...........

    Cons

    Murata Machinery USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Machinery Ltd. which is a privately owned company in Japan. It is one company with three main business lines; Machine Tools, Material Handling Equipment (has two sub-groups) and Textile Machinery. The negative side to having 3 lines of business is that your energies can be fragmented and if they are in different industries, economies of scale are harder to realize. US Management appears to be more handicapped by the Japanese parent company than empowered by it. I have heard more than one manager say, "We don't make the decisions here, Japan does." There is no mechanism or structure to encourage or enable an individual to be promoted from within the company. Training of US employees is not a top priority and only done when absolutely necessary.( It's pretty much OJT on the technical side.) New hires are extended a "Take it or leave it" offer and once you are on board there is no disclosure of what pay scale you will be operating under. Since it is a Japanese company, it is not run based on the typical American company model.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. The status quo is holding the company back. Review and re-apply Dr. W. Edwards Deming philosophy.


  11. "Enjoyable experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company, personal work environment.

    Cons

    Company offered limited opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    No advice for management at this time.



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