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  1. "My time was bad, but I hear it has gotten better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Heading Engineer in Idaho Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Heading Engineer in Idaho Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Obayashi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked outside
    Exciting job
    Finally fired incompetent leadership after project

    Cons

    Safety was an after thought
    Long hours
    Lazy, entitled leadership (has since been fired and replaced)
    Office engineers kept meddling with field engineers, created a very "us-vs-you" attitude.
    I hear these issues have been resolved with the firing of leadership


  2. "M&E Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    you meet some good people and colleagues. acceptance of mistakes and forgiving.

    Cons

    things can be slow. you also met some nasty people.

  3. "Chief Surveyor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Chief Surveyor in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Chief Surveyor in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Obayashi (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a big company world wide.

    Cons

    Being part of a big company.


  4. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MEP Coordinator in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - MEP Coordinator in Doha (Qatar)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is always on time. No delay. Good HR personel and high management support. Organize.

    Cons

    Hard to get NOC. Company politics sometimes cannot avoid. Low salary increment.


  5. "Managing all the process to issue and renew trade licenses and getting all the required approvals."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Relations in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Public Relations in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Obayashi full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid and In-depth knowledge of legal practices and procedures

    Cons

    Arranging staff accommodation, and fulfilling all municipalities’ prerequisites

    Advice to Management

    Managing all the process to issue and renew trade licenses and getting all the required approvals


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I have a chance to work with a highly technical Japanese contractor."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience the construction implementation and supervision for 3 Metro Stations in Dubai. Working with other nationalities help me more considerate and more flexible regarding work implementation.

    Cons

    Since the project is scheduled in a tight schedule, additional working time was needed. Overtime work was properly compensated. Safety training and tool box talk with managers and workers was conducted on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    The company should consider giving compensation, bonuses after accomplishing and finishing the project on time. Additional training such as quality and safety must also be considered.


  7. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, so it is stable

    Cons

    Long working hour, Japanese initiative,

    Advice to Management

    Get more project and spread its name in US

  8. "great experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn how to work in manageable time

    Cons

    strict in terms of working hours


  9. "QA/QC Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA/QC Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - QA/QC Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    leadership experience in an organization and help me enhance my abilities, and also be ready to update myself by learning new things. To apply all my capabilities, engineering background, management skills and

    Cons

    To seek challenging position my technical skills and expertise can improve a company’s operation and increase it profits.

    Advice to Management

    Ensuring that all QA/QC matters are in accordance with head office QA/QC System.


  10. "Unprofessional Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architectural Coordinator -Green Line in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Architectural Coordinator -Green Line in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To learn there techniques in management.

    Cons

    Our project hit recession that the only down side.

    Advice to Management

    If you have another monumental project dont hesitate to give us all a call.


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