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Marubeni Corporation (丸紅株式会社, Marubeni Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 8002, OSE: 8002, NSE: 8002) is a sōgō shōsha (general trading company) headquartered in Nihonbashi, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan. It is the fifth-largest sogo shosha and has leading market shares in cereal and paper pulp trading as well as a strong electrical and industrial plant business. Marubeni is a member of the Mizuho keiretsu.

A former employee mentioned, "No resources at Marubeni and no work/life balance. Actual management on another coast entirely. Everyone there miserable and trying to leave. Pay well below competition. Micromanaged from afar. Can’t keep positions filled for a reason. Japanese sweat-shop mentality."


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Current Employee - Operations Manager says

"No resources. No work/life balance. Actual management on another coast entirely. Everyone there miserable and trying to leave. Pay well below competition. Micromanaged from afar. Can’t keep positions filled for a reason. Japanese sweat-shop mentality."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"- Not multicultural at all, either you familiarize yourself with the Japanese culture or you will step on a lot of toes. Things are done the Japanese way, no negotiations. - A lot of hardcopies and paper reports are required. It is frown upon if you try to implement new ways of creating the report or try to go semi-paperless. - No privacy: your superior sits right behind you and your computer screen faces them. They only have to lift their head to see what you are doing. - "Pin-drop" silence. No interaction with people from other groups except for the rushed hallway hellos. - Your boss is likely on a 2 year rotational basis, so rules in your group will change with every new boss' arrival. In addition, your boss may not nothing about your business. They are simply rotating/promoting him because he has been with the company an "X" amount of years. - Doesn't matter how long you have been with the company, promotions are based on physical age of the employee. - Depending what boss you get, you could get extremely micro-managed to the point of your boss timing your bathroom break, following you into the bathroom, not allowing you to speak in meetings even though he doesn't know what he is talking about, etc etc. - A lot of gossip, criticism and murmur. - Not open to change, innovation. - A lot of "red tape". The same projects that get done in 2 weeks in an average US based company take 4 months here. - Reporting things to HR is useless and you will likely be retaliated against by your superior."

Current Employee - Traffic Coordinator says

"As the United States subsidiary of a Japanese company, it is nearly impossible to quickly move up the ladder as Japanese corporate culture is largely based on age. All of the GMs and assistant GMs were in the same respective recruiting classes out of college, then after so many years they all get promoted, and so on. There have been a few lawsuits against the company for unfair promotion practices. The workspace can be completely silent most of the time. People just keep to themselves mostly, except for rushed, awkward interactions in the break rooms or in the hallways. Management is very secretive about what is going on with each department and will only fill in the employees about the operations when there has been some major change or perhaps a bribery lawsuit."

Former Employee - Logistics Account Executive says

"You mean nothing to anybody, specially if you are a woman, company´s does not see women in Managment or Leading positions."


"The HR of Marubeni in Indonesia On behalf of professional behind friend politic"


"Some Japanese managers lack of management skills."


"Way behind the times as car as a sales organization. No crm tools or structure.using spreadsheets in order to track business!"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Not much recognition for local staff, all facilities for Japanese, just trading job, not much growth after certain period"

Project Accountant for their Kahrama Project (Former Employee) says

"Just worked here for a short time as the job was site based and a limited contract"

Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Worst company to work for if you’re ambitious and career driven. No progression for non Japanese staff and especially for women. You can do same job for years and learn nothing from it... Everything is slow there, poor management"

Group Sales Assistant (Former Employee) says

"not much. culture is very japanese. hardest part of job was having nothing to do since it was at the time of depression and my department dealt with Greece."

Sr. Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Good company to work, every day new challenge is being experience in the site,management is quite OK due to different nationalities working and it was a mufti-national workforce.Good accomodationsome staff's are no good team players"

Assistant Manager (Former Employee) says

"I learned a lot of things from this company. The staffs helped me to understand Japanese working way."

Main Contractor (Former Employee) says

"The organization was multi cultural and the interaction with various nationalities was a different joy . learning about their country was an added knowledge"

Vice President, Business Development (Current Employee) says

"Productive and intelligent bosses. Very understanding and considerate. The workplace is decent and accessible. Service Vehicle is available and used for employees for transport.intelligent and considerate bossesincentives, healthcare"


"Everyone is concentrating in his job. Communication among us is always through e-mail. I learned that time is money and we should not waste any minute. Our management are very serious and discipline Our co-workers are punctual so as myself The hardest part of the job is to get the project provisional acceptance and the final acceptance certificates. The most enjoyable part of the job when we get approval from the client on a work done."

QA/QC Engineer (Current Employee) says

"QA/QC engineer works were checking and monitoring quality of works and materials for construction in site, office and laboratory."

Startup Engineer (Former Employee) says

"proactive to work, during commissioning and testing, the workforce were all act like team, one team player to finish the task in timely , safely manner.trainingholiday"

Account Manager - Commercial Printing (Current Employee) says

"A typical day at work starts by establishing a priority list of things to accomplish. Priority A, B and C. Priority A contains must do items. Things that will be more difficult if not prioritize first or substantially completed. I let nothing get in the way of starting and completing these. Priority B is very important, too. I make every attempt to complete these. However, priority B items can be somewhat negotiated if not completed. Priority C items are those maintenance things that should be done but won't affect operations much if not necessarily done that day.I used to think that there was one best solution to a problem, but I've learned that that kind of thinking limits the possibility of great success. I have learned experience isn’t doing the same thing over and over, it’s meeting new challenges or addressing the old ones in new ways. That’s how improvement happens. I strive to get the job done, but always have an eye out for a way to finish the job faster.Management - good bosses are trusted by their employees. Good bosses trust their employees to be exactly who they are and creating and sustaining a dynamic environment where people feel valued and want to contribute to finding solutions.Having a genuine care and concern for the people you work with. Having this kind of relationship is priceless. It creates a much better environment, one that is more condusive to to a positive atmosphere where people are willing to roll up their seeves and accomplish great things as a team. When people are made to feel significant they are more willing to take risk.The most challengingvarience in day to day activities, no day is exactly the samelimits growth opportunity"