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Sumitomo Corporation Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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  • No real work/life balance while current managers remains (in 11 reviews)

  • Limited potential for non-Japanese or female employees to move up the ladder (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Shipping Leading / Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsville, KY

    I worked at Sumitomo Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clean area to work in. Pay was good. Close to home

    Cons

    Management was hard to understand. Japanese couldn't speak great English

    Advice to Management

    Train better


  2. "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job. Many simply keep the seat warm and still get paid. No exaggeration people fall asleep at their desk for a mid afternoon nap and nothing is done about it.

    If you are the definition of lazy or want to waste time for a living then Sumitomo is the place for you.

    Cons

    0 career path, lazy and unqualified leadership, low pay, entitled staff, and blatant racism to name a few. Unless you are willing to waste years of your life or are an expat from the home office don't expect a promotion anytime soon even if you are amazing at you role. Some might think this is a joke but truly I have never worked at a more biased company that tried to put me at a disadvantage against other team members. Add to it that management is there because they lasted the longest in such an environment and you have a recipe for disaster.

    Lying. This company expects you to be dishonest, continues to try to squeeze anything from their customer and demands you make it happen. If the reality doesn't allow for it you will be told to make up numbers. I wish this was exaggeration but very real.

    Infighting and best friend mentality. HR is friends outside work with staff, fair enough,but when it shows in the workplace that's a real issue. Those close to HR are untouchable while employee infighting leads to some "unique" biased investigation. Unreal how little HR does when you come to them with an issue and it's an expat or their friend but boy do they move quick when a buddy complains about an outsider. Should be criminal. Oh and pandering the office for money for their cause is never ending with HR, I get it there is a fund raiser, stop emailing me every day and start doing your job maybe?

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act. There are some good people in the office and you should reward their behavior. Filling a seat isn't adding value to the company or bottom line, wake up and realize that.

  3. "Field Support Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Support Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Support Engineer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Worked remote, decent travel policy

    Cons

    Horrible requirement of lodging at main office


  4. "I have great experience here at good year."

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    Former Employee - Automotive Tire Lube Service Tech in Cleveland, MS
    Former Employee - Automotive Tire Lube Service Tech in Cleveland, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy fixing customers vehicles making them happy, and working on the team with every one to continue making good things happen.

    Cons

    Experience different tasks every day making u more knowledgeable of what you love doing , also getting to meet different people.

    Advice to Management

    Second chances for me working here at Goodyear will not be a bad decision


  5. "Depends on which department youre in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sumitomo Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Making an awesome tire product.

    Cons

    Upper management is stuck in 1970's era manufacturing, won't invest in quality systems.


  6. "Good company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good management, good environment, good benefits

    Cons

    no cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Tough place to work"

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

    I have been working at Sumitomo Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive. Lots of opportunities for advancement and learning within the organization.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations about the volume of work that can be accomplished across many departments. This leads to terrible work/life balance and creates unnecessary stress and conflict. This results in turnover created by the difficult work conditions. Many long term employees seem reluctant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Performance will continue to suffer as long as expat management continues to ignore their onsite experts and disregard the people that keep the business going.

  8. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Extrusion Operator in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Extrusion Operator in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime, not much else

    Cons

    Overtime is usually forced on you, upper management is like a lion's den

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees


  9. "Sumitomo"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technologist II in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Technologist II in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    The engineers in our department are often short staffed with technicians.

    Advice to Management

    This company could provide more competitive benefits and bonuses.


  10. "Bumbling idiots"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairbanks, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sumitomo Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Use to be a great mine and place to work.

    Cons

    Managers dont know what they are doing...idiots...self serving with no integrity. Japanese have no bussiness running a mine. Managers have turned the mine into a miserable place. Everyone is looking for other jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Quit...get out of the way


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