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Sumitomo Electric Industries Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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  1. "Expansion Operator"

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    Former Employee - Expansion Operator in San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Expansion Operator in San Marcos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and a great challenge operating Expansion Machines. Good hard working people around. Day goes by fast as you're constant moving.

    Cons

    Breaks and lunches must be at or near machine. Some operators have no time to eat. The machines are old so much monitoring needed and can't take your eyes off of it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't burn out and over work your operators. Change the process to where they at least have time to breath and eat. Without proper nourishment bad things happen.


  2. "Employee"

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

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Industries full-time

    Pros

    Compressed work week with 12 hours shifts.

    Cons

    This company treats females as second class citizens. They also have a high level employee at the Hillsboro Oregon location that is a bully and if you don't do exactly as he expects, you will be fired. This was brought to the attention of the company attorney and highest level executive and yet nothing is done.

    Advice to Management

    Fire executives that are putting you at legal risk.

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good manager, good collegues, comfortable working enviroment

    Cons

    Working over time a lot, not so creative


  4. "Technical Sales Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Supervisor in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Supervisor in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company with stable business.

    Cons

    The career development is poor for local staff.

    Advice to Management

    Local staff need more promotion.


  5. "Directionless drudge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SEI can offer some good employee benefits and opportunities for international travel.

    Cons

    Base salary is low, zero career potential for non-Japanese staff, disorganised company makes it impossible to perform duties.

    Advice to Management

    Have managers take responsibility and coordinate efforts, rather than simply double- and triple-checking paperwork.


  6. "A major component of Sumitomo Empire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well equipped, Patent making powerhouse

    Cons

    Traditional, rigid, uniform, hires only new grads


  7. "You might want to rething entering"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ōsaka, Osaka (Japan)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ōsaka, Osaka (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sumitomo Electric Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    They offer stable job security for their Japanese personnel but might not apply to foreigners

    Cons

    1-Company is very traditional Japanese and does not welcome foreigners as decision makers,
    there is huge tendency in middle range management to keep the statuesque.
    2-Promotions are mostly based on age and being able to talk Sumitomo language not your performance
    3-There has been plenty of mental harassment cases, just because the boss can do what he wants here without being questioned in reality.

  8. "Nice company, interesting culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Takatsuki, Osaka (Japan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Takatsuki, Osaka (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I interned with them. SEI is a traditional Japanese multi national company with a strong culture, and which is improving year after year. It is very well organized, it has world-class facilities. It operates in many countries and different industries. The people are kind, a lot of emphasis is put on the safety the employees. The management believes in continuous improvement. All employees can talk to senior managers. There are many opportunities to interact with managers at all levels.

    Cons

    As with many Japanese companies, the salaries do not correspond with the cost of living in Japan.


  9. "I had worked at Yokohama Factory."

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    Former Employee - Technician in Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)
    Former Employee - Technician in Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I think atmosphere of working place and people were very easy to work.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Salary was not high.

    Advice to Management

    I think SEI is Very Good company.
    Please keep this mindset.


  10. "THE MOST TERRIBLE PLACE I HAVE EVER WORKED"

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    Current Contractor - Tech
    Current Contractor - Tech
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sumitomo Electric Industries as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * They offer decent pay.
    * Set hours.
    * some OT if they like you.

    They are a basic tech company. 12 hour shifts. 3/4 days a week. I've never seen behavior like theirs in any work place. I would never recommend this company to a friend.

    Cons

    *sexual harassment
    * Name calling, back stabbing, and threatening.

    Most of the workers are every day nice decent people. There are some that slack off, harass others and manipulate people.

    Advice to Management

    Your work force is fallacious. There is harassment. And bullying. I feel that management needs to enforce professionalism.