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Sumitomo Corporation Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Susumu Kato
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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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "OK 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

    Salary, team oriented environment, exciting to watch the business grow--and lots of opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance, unrealistic expectations for just about everyone in regards to workload and responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    People matter. Decisions made regularly by expats without input from local experts make little sense to those that actually run the business and are negatively affecting performance.


  10. "forklift/machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sumitomo Corporation full-time

    Pros

    good money and good learning experience

    Cons

    bad management.the company went down when the japanese stop managing.

    Advice to Management

    replace head managers


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