Makita FAQ

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14 English questions out of 14

3 December 2020

Does Makita offer employee discounts?

Pros

Selling some of the best tools in the business

Cons

Salary is not competitive, employee discount is marginal

Salary is not competitive, employee discount is marginal

3 December 2020

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29 October 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Makita?

Pros

Decent benefits package (used to be good, now going down for years) International company with strong financial support from Japan HQ (few back end layoff during Great Recession)

Cons

No employee appreciation. No career growth. Even in the best year, pathetic $50-100 GC and that's it.

No career growth.

29 October 2019

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10 July 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Makita?

Pros

Great Job and experience. I highly recommend it.

Cons

Not much opportunity to grow within company.

Not much opportunity to grow within company.

10 July 2019

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19 March 2020

How are promotions handled at Makita?

Pros

gained real world experience and had great coworkers

Cons

there was no opportunity for promotion

there was no opportunity for promotion

19 March 2020

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27 September 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Makita?

Pros

Autonomy, benefits package, most of the people

Cons

The problem with Makita is middle/upper management doesn't give a hoot what the average employee has to say. Input is regarded as complaining and treated as such. If you don't belong to the "boys" or "girls" club, you are just another number and are replaceable. They manage with the "lead by intimidation style" as others have mentioned. "You don't like it, we will find someone else - mentality". Its really pretty sad, this company could be so much more, and I don't feel it is the Japanese culture that is the problem here, but rather a few upper management snobs that think their proverbial you know what doesn't stink! And from a distributors point of view, extremely hard to work with. The marketing team works against the sales team. The customer service team thinks they are more important than the sales team, feel they have authority over such. The whole company needs some new leadership from the top down to structure it for success. Like I said before....it could be so much more!

Advice to Management

Get out of your office, get involved, listen, dont demand. You dont know it all!

The whole company needs some new leadership from the top down to structure it for success.

27 September 2019

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14 English questions out of 14