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Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems President Masayoshi Fuse
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Pros
  • Healthy and clean work environment, strong management organization, reputable multinational company (in 8 reviews)

  • The salary is comparable with the area with good benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Management positions are mostly filled by Japanese expats who come to the US on 4-5 year assignment (in 3 reviews)

  • No respect for a work/life balance, no recreational or stress relief options on or near site (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good Stable Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wire harness business is oligopoly. You can expect a stable job. Also, the benefit is well prepared.

    Cons

    There are many Japanese in management level. You may be suffered from the cultural difference.

    Advice to Management

    Job duty and performance evaluation is ambiguous.


  2. "Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Planner in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Material Planner in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours 8-5, training out of the Country with expenses paid by Co..

    Cons

    Human Resource Personnel were terrible. They make it extremely obvious on who the like and who they dislike. Since most employees (including HR, management) are from Mexico or Japan, there are many errors in emails and posters posted throughout the manufacture. It is not a very exciting place to work. Also, everyone is required to wear uniforms (office, managers, engineers). Uniforms consists of hideous polo shirts for both men and women.

    Advice to Management

    Replace HR personnel because they are


  3. "Great job until you see how dirty upper mangement and HR really are."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Leader in Scottsville, KY
    Current Employee - Assembly Leader in Scottsville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job itself was never boring. Great benefits package and climate controlled. Many people there are very genuinly friendly and are willing to help you if you have questions.

    Cons

    Upper management are very deceptive. They pick and choose when it comes to job advancement and policies. Policies and rules may be enforced with certain associates strictly while others may get by with violations depending how much of a personal relationship you have with members of upper management. Nothing meant to be confidential whether it is standardised by policy or just small talk is confidential. Because of the many friendships, people with sensitive confidential information tend to share with their co workers that they have personal relationships with employed there, then it goes through the rumor mill from 1 person to the next. (Examples: Corrective Actions, Private Medical Information, Personal Information Of Other Employees). While hiring freeze conditions and policies are enforced for some, such as not hiring temporaries to full time permanent for job openings and bids, hiring people full time straight through the door, they are violated if they personally like the person or that person's qualifications are such that they will overlook breaking policy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep ethical practices at all times, look into preventing favoritism and enforcement of all policies at all times with all associates. Be honest no matter what the circumstances instead of being deceptive depending on the benefit to the company and individual staff. It may be difficult but when feedback is received or grievances are filed, being impartial is a must regardless who the feedback or grievance is about. Some upper management could stand to learn more in ethics and professionalism.


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  5. "good company awful manager and HR"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Planner II in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Material Planner II in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good and you have job stability.

    Cons

    Manager and HR work together to never take in consideration employees.
    They hide a lot of information to keep you "under control".
    since it is an automotive industry, you see a lot of "machismo" and women are expected to do the coffee, reserve room for managers, dont have an opinion and of course get pay less.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating women like someone below you and dont expect them to always flirt to get what they want. You also need to start being so obvious about favoritism.
    HR needs to stop hiding information or keep information just to avoid internal conflict. Your job should be to protect employees from threads and abusive bosses!


  6. "Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Scottsville, KY
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Scottsville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice and reasonable. A great work environment.

    Cons

    None for me. I enjoyed working there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Good Company for Americans"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems full-time

    Pros

    - Location is close to Ann Arbor, MI

    Cons

    - Rude Japanese coworkers and managers
    - Toyota employees didn't treat SEWS employees very well
    - Discrimination against non-Japanese
    - Little opportunity for professional growth or advancement
    - Two-faced co-workers

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "My Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - INSPECTION OPERATOR in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - INSPECTION OPERATOR in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work for.

    Cons

    There was a lot of down sizing.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of production. They are your future.


  9. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Monthly meetings involve everyone to help the company and the employee to stay on track.

    Cons

    none to report very good company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Former department lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is a fairly organized company that does good by there employees. Management is fairly knowledgeable about all the processes involved in making their products.

    Cons

    It could be difficult to move up in the company due to people getting in a rutt and kit leaving or moving that position by choice or by company demand due to job performance even when they really needed to be.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the increasing opportunities for employees to advance their career with the company to increase the likelihood of people staying happy there for long get times.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator/Engineer in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator/Engineer in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sumitomo is a company very supportive regarding your professional development and personal development. If you really show interest, they will help you to grow within the company as much as you want. Also, they are one of the most stable companies in the industry.

    Cons

    The salary is low, compared with their direct competition. They have a little bit of communication trouble, meaning that sometimes is not clear who is in charge of certain responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    US managers and Japan manager should have a better agreement about who makes the last decision in front of the customer.


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