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West Sacramento, CA (US)
51 to 200 employees
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Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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Miyamoto International is a global earthquake + structural engineering and project management company providing critical services that sustain industries and safeguard communities around the world.

We are experts in high-performance engineering that reduces ... Read more

Mission: Make the world a better, safer place.

Miyamoto International Reviews

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Miyamoto International President and CEO Dr. Kit Miyamoto
Dr. Kit Miyamoto
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  • "Disfunctional international work"

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    I worked at Miyamoto International full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, some exciting projects, challenging roles

    Cons

    The entire international effort established at Miyamoto has one purpose: photo ops for the CEO for promo and ego-boosting material. There were zero opportunities for project ownership. You will never be able to identify, lead, or complete a project of your own. I was actually told I would never be able to seek, find, initiate, or bring to completion my own projects. "The CEO will always be the one to give the final presentation and have sit downs with stakeholders." It was not sustainable economically for the company, the international effort, or for the stakeholders.

    They work only on projects that USAID tells them to do and are willing to fund. There was no expansion or seeking of alternative sources possible.

    Otherwise, the entire international effort was chaotic, disorganized, and lacked vision and follow through. You'll be putting out 5 different fires every day. It cuts into longer term strategizing and project ownership.

    The CEO thinks he's saving the world, but he lacks a basic appreciation of different cultures, different building methods, and finesse -- needed in relief work. No humility.

    Advice to Management

    Let go. Stop insisting on putting yourself in the middle. Praise and promote your workers and the organization will go far.

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Miyamoto International Photos

Miyamoto International photo of: Great Minds Event
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Miyamoto International photo of: Earthquake engineering
Miyamoto International photo of: Assessing trekking route in Nepal post-major earthquake
Miyamoto International photo of: LA, Sac engineers visit Colombia program
Miyamoto International photo of: Great Minds Event in Los Angeles
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Miyamoto International Awards & Accolades

  • U.S. Presidential “E” Award, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2016
  • Global Best Project, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2016
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