I worked for P&H and Joy Global who later became Komatsu under the company acquisition. So really I cannot make any review on Komatsu, however, I can say is if they operate similarly to P&H and Joy Global then I would assume they would be a good company to work for.
Opportunites to be promoted or work around other places around the World
People are supportive and friendly. Company supports their employees and provide opportunity to progress and better in your role. Love learning new things and the opportunity was always there Loved going to work and be part of a team
Executive Assistant / National Fleet Manager (Former Employee) – Brisbane QLD – 15 March 2016
Productive, caring, family atmosphere. Hard working group of people that will always go the extra mile to ensure deadlines are met. Nothing is too difficult or hard. Continuous improvement and changes happening and staff have the ability to adapt to suit market demands. Management have an open door policy and are open to suggestions and willing to embrace and implement proposals by subordinates. Hardest part of job is loosing contracts. Most enjoyable part is working hard and still having fun.
Attending non-work related functions and participation in fund raising activities
Work here if you plan on staying till retirement. Stay away young ambitious types!
Engineer (Current Employee) – Brisbane – 3 October 2015
Good, friendly and happy people with a great work life balance. If you want to do the same role and not step outside of your comfort zone this is your company, strong job security for salaried staff!
Excellent opportunities for career progression if you are willing to change department, country or role completely, otherwise be prepared to wait until the person above you retires (i.e. never).
Reasonable salaries offered that are just below market rate, typically receive a nominal pay rise and small bonus every year. No intangible benefits to speak of.
If you are in a visible position like sales and are performing well, promotion and praise will befall you from up high (the elevator is waiting for you). Just please don't forget your team that actually got the work done, when you get promoted.
The Engineering department is held in very high regard and has a lot of influence, which is great if you are an Engineer!
The newer offices are amazing, there are many of them scattered around the world, so you can move around relatively easily. All other offices are old and outdated with almost no facilities (zero lunchrooms, showers, lighting or space etc).
Company relentlessly seeks out financial growth and new acquisitions into new markets, this offers many interesting opportunities for personal growth.
Honestly it is a decent place to work for many years, it just suffers from the same problems that most large companies face.
Hierarchy like you would not believe, procedures that never end and a metric ton of bureaucracy! Be prepared for being told not what to domore... repeatedly and how to do it the way it has always been done (even if it could save the company and you time and a lot of money).
Company is very top heavy, there are many middle managers that get squeezed from above and below to perform. Unfortunately for them, they do not typically have the ability to influence meaningful institutional change. It is therefore difficult to garner "ground swell" for new ideas or innovative initiatives, if it does not match corporates focus.
Company is directed heavily by upper management through endless slideshows and externally prepared market studies (often by headquarters in a faraway country), this results in regional offices being bombarded with yearly goals and targets that do not align with the local market or the dynamics of that particular office.
Extremely departmentalized with specifically defined roles and boundaries that do not allow over achievers or those with marginal personality types to perform. Decisions are made almost exclusively on the opinion of the highest paid person i.e. "HiPPO's".
Recent changes to a product based hierarchy, have been a step in the right direction. This will hopefully reduce the silo'd nature of the business and the department infighting (for resources and accountability). The reporting structure is still however complex, unclear and extremely convoluted.
This departmentalisation means that there are sweeping differences between the unwritten policies for each office e.g. some are flexible with when you leave or arrive and others are not (regardless of the actual amount of time worked).
Endless meetings and meeting to prepare for meetings. Mostly to prepare presentations to upper managment that mask the truth and show how busy others are.
Yearly performance reviews are unclear, formulative, dry and take up too much time. They do not provide effective feedback or direction when needed.
Some great long term "OpEx" initiatives in place that appear to be working to reduce costs and complexity, but as they are driven heavily by management they get bogged down and take much longer than they should (especially when implementing changes).
Racial and age diversity is reasonable for all except anyone in a management role. The "Old Boys Club" ensures that almost all managers are white, male, middle aged christians.
Very little training offered other than sanctioned "package" courses on the intranet. These are not however effective or informative. Some internal training courses are offered, but only to those that are hand picked by management (good luck getting on one...)
Your worth is valued purely by the time that you work and the boats that you do *not* rock. If you want to go anywhere, be prepared for very long hours and have a poor work/life balance.less
Great experience for first job working in construction
Contractor (Former Employee) – Wollongong NSW – 7 September 2015
My position was a demanding Document Controller working on the Queensland GLNG project. I would have contact with various contractor regarding procedure, drawings, updates which I was responsible for ensuring all document out on the construction field were correct. My responsibility covered over and upto 25 locations across the site.
Great experience for working in the construction industry
Hours were 7-4 or 8-5 depending whether you were on call or not. The majority of most days were picking and packing orders to go out to the mines but there was also rolling stocktakes to do. The guys I worked with were great always willing to lend a hand and management was good too if I needed time off to go to the doctors or pick up a child from school.
Organise employees. Toolbox meetings. Conduct Safety Observation. Forklift driving. Bring product across by overhead crane. Learnt operational excellence & purchasing. Management was hard but fair. My co-workers were hard working. Fast pace with KPI's to be achieved. Knowing that I have achieved a good days work
As warehouse manager i dealt with many facets within the mining industry, problem solving with internal and external customers. I had a great team that worked closely for the best results possible whilst keeping focus on the end result, this included working within our tight KPIs, Production and workshop issues.
Good work fabricating new mining equipment with good co-workers
boilermaker welder (Former Employee) – unanderra – 25 February 2013
There is an excellent range of jobs fabricating innovative mining equipment. This company provides clean working conditions and a constant opportunity to learn and perfect new skills. Management is efficient and there are good co-workers.
Productive and a good place to work Learned how to use different tools and skills management was ok enjoyed working in a team enviroment good co-workers Climbing stairs carrying heavy tools Watching the shovel walk of the construction pad
Senior Leading Hand / Team Leader (Former Employee) – Moss Vale NSW – 15 November 2012
Most of the time work was very busy and I liked this. There was always something new to learn and management of the NDC was very good. I worked with a lot of nice guys. The hardest part was keeping up with all the new reports without any help. The most enjoyable part was working with the guys.