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Murata Machinery Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. "engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Murata Machinery full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company with latest high tech products and opportunity to engage and be part of multiple vertical markets. Great company stability. Recognized leader in multiple divisions with product lines. Talented personnel.

    Cons

    Manufacturing is out of Jpn and so limitations to fully understand mfg process. Headquarters from Jpn, and can be a challenge for peer to peer communication in Japanese and English.

    Advice to Management

    Focus to incorporate common global process and procedures to align internally for employees .


  2. "Not a bad company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Murata Machinery full-time

    Pros

    Takes care of its employees

    Cons

    Smaller company with alot of responsibility

  3. "Bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Murata Machinery full-time

    Pros

    None come to my mind

    Cons

    Lack of engineering talent present


  4. "Field Service"

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    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.


  5. ""The Office" in Real Life"

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    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.


  6. "Project manager"

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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.


  7. "Murata Machinery"

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    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.

  8. "It's ~OK"

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    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.


  9. "Good company to start off..."

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    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.


  10. "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.


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