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Updated 12 December, 2017
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  1. "Small big guys--company with a soul"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miyamoto International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great international exposure, multiple learning opportunities, flexibility of schedule and general understanding about the need for flexibility, collaborative work environment, and growth oriented

    Cons

    Growth oriented with associated growing pains, changes--good and bad, not a place for rigid, perfectionist, and task oriented people, young--but not immature staff

    Advice to Management

    Move at a faster pace to define individual identities of the offices, or consolidate the purpose and mission


  2. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Miyamoto International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, colleagues, social, supportive, fun.

    Big emphasis on team bonding and employee satisfaction.

    Flexi hours and a culture of trust. As long and you get your work done nobody wants to micro manage.

    Cons

    Occasionally working overtime, nothing major. Most people start off doing quite a bit of report writing, but there opportunity to move away from that and into design if desired.

    Advice to Management

    Great culture of support and respect. Many opportunities to progress. A big emphasis on team culture and employee enjoyment was a big plus.


  3. "Company is arrogant and a media hog"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Miyamoto International full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and international projects to work on. Focus of company is on earthquake resilience internationally and in the US. Some very bright and friendly people in the company. Good health benefits. Agree with the mission of the company.

    Cons

    Top leadership decisions is questionable. Number one goal of company is to make the CEO look like the 'earthquake savior of the world' - period. Most trips to earthquake disaster zones are really only photo opportunities for press releases with very little, if any, positive affect on the survivors. Claim they are experts, but in reality many time are figuring things out for the first time when it happens (which isn't bad, but don't exaggerate skills). Leaders in company rarely willing to work with other professional organizations as they think they are better than them. Nose too high in air - arrogant.

    The non-profit branch under the company is questionable and is really only one full-time person who is too young, inexperienced and has no idea about engineering, international aid and diplomacy. Most people in company believe the person really got the position due to their personal relationship to the CEO (in short, she's the spouse). I hate talking about someone's personal relationships, but the company allowed it to be part of the leadership strucutre, so I have no choice when evaluating the company. No person can ever move up in the non-profit due to this person's relationship to the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Top Management knows what needs to happen, but they are butting heads with the CEO who is not willing to budge (feel bad for some of them). But in any case, please don't bring the CEO's personal relationships into the company's leadership structure. That is just disastrous and drives away good employees.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miyamoto International (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    We have a workforce of extremely competent engineers who all work hard to keep our mission to "Make the World a Better Place" a reality!!! The CEO is always thinking outside the normal engineering box. We all work hard and play hard.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work and let's keep growing this company!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Making the world a better, safer place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Citrus Heights, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Citrus Heights, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miyamoto International (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Miyamoto has some of the sharpest engineering minds and a friendly, collaborative environment for engineers of all levels. I love going to work every day!

    Cons

    So much work, so little time - a good problem to have!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "The L.A. Office is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff in the L.A. Office are wonderful people to work with. Everyone is really helpful and supportive. A lot of fat has been trimmed in the past year to make the place a much more efficient and enjoyable working environment. The location of the office is great! Right in the middle of DTLA by lots of shopping, restaurants and the Metro Station.

    Cons

    Salaries are comparable to other Structural Engineering firms, which means they're not great. Likewise, the benefits are just okay.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the quality control process of drawings and reports. To the staff you are not directly working with on a project, talk to them more frequently than annual review time, create equality.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "The best people in the industry, with exciting projects to work on."

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Miyamoto International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great, easy to work with and supportive no matter what your position. The benefits are fair and they will work with you to make sure you're satisfied.

    Cons

    While I was there things were tight in the industry so the fringe benefits were not there, but they did all they could to keep everyone happy and employed. No cons to speak of really.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "No career advancement !!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Miyamoto International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice location for their offices, the company organizes christmas parties for employees and their families ( trying to keep up with the public image). However, all that glitters is not gold !!

    Cons

    Managers do not support their team members, you are on your own ! You have to be a member of the ruling clique in order to get a promotion!
    So many gossips, colleagues who are very insecure, and bring their personal problems at work. They don't want new employees in their team. If you are new, they will make sure they put you down or refuse a request for information. As the other reviewer said, there is a non-profit organization affiliated to this company, very questionable....

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the job not on your personal problems! Dig deep you will find out what is going on at the low-level.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "don't work here unless you are working to get out of here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Miyamoto International full-time

    Pros

    nice suppport staff, not much else good to say, nice christmas party

    Cons

    low pay, long hours, only negative job feedback (wasn't towards me, just stand in the hall to see it), CEO that likes to hear himself talk, CEO that brings his personal gossip love life to the office, sexist (don't work here if you are female and want to be a principal), low morale, questionable non-profit affiliation

    Advice to Management

    keep your personal life personal, don't make sexism so obvious, don't support people that stink at their jobs just because they are drinking pals


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Don't go here. Unorganized liars."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Miyamoto International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they give benefis, and look good on the outside.

    Cons

    hire and fire company. no plans. no accountability. definitely NOT experts in their field. Should be more of a PR company than anything

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter, they won't be there in a year.