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Sojitz Reviews

Updated August 27, 2017
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Yutaka Kase
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  1. "Many opportunities for advancement"

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

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

    Pros

    - Provided opportunities for career advancement
    - Management was always helpful
    - Got along with most of my colleagues

    Cons

    - None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to do what you are doing


  2. "Senior sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sojitz full-time

    Pros

    People are really nice and professional.

    Cons

    Salary is very low and benefit is not good.

  3. "Nice people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sojitz full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good people

    Cons

    Department goals set too high

    Advice to Management

    Reduce overhead


  4. Helpful (5)

    "In the end, the bad outweighs the good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting work
    International company
    Multicultural environment
    Good location

    Cons

    Disconnected leadership
    Poor communication
    Poor managers
    Limited room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Depending on where you are in the company, the environment can be very toxic. There are a couple yellers and a lot more managers who don't appreciate the workers. I advise senior management to intervene when employees complain about abusive managers. Don't dismiss complaints and let people sort things out themselves.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Complicated Company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice offices in NYC, with access to the city

    Cons

    Oriental Culture, difficult sometimes if you are an american.

    Advice to Management

    No.


  6. "Watch out."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to a wide range of business and product lines: apparel, textiles, chemicals, minerals, food, forestry and communications.

    Cons

    It is a Japanese trading company. The culture is very different for an American. Communication is an enormous problem.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees better. Manage projects better. Think through consequences.


  7. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    History Development Number of employees.

    Salary

    Location

    Scale

    Overseas Offices

    Cons

    Management

    Culture

    Business

    Revenue

    Investments are small, shall take bigger risks.

    Advice to Management

    Courage

    Give chance to young generation

    Take risks

  8. "It's good to start"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and more business opportunity

    Cons

    Asian culture but its not too bad.
    It takes too long to make a decision


  9. "Asset Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sojitz full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn a wide range of disciplines and skills such as business development, investment, finance, accounting, legal and risk management because you can take various responsibilities as one role.

    Cons

    Domestic and mono culture.

    Advice to Management

    Good as entry level for graduate students to develop a wide range of investment and business development skills and experience for 3-5 years.


  10. "Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Empowering
    High-Salaries
    Stable bonus
    Opportunity to work abroad
    Life-time employment

    Cons

    Hierarchical
    Strong Japanese culture
    Too many documents working
    Seniority-based promotion
    Old business model


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