Makita Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Makita Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of power tools. Founded on March 21, 1915, it is based in Anjō, Japan and operates factories in Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, Romania, the United Kingdom, Germany, Dubai, Thailand and the United States. Annual sales were equivalent to $2.9 billion in 2012.
On February 2014 a costumer wrote for Amazon a review about how the makita's tools sucks: I have stopped using this tool because it is not able to grind long enough or hard enough pressure and it is frustrating.
Former Employee - National Account Manager says"Poor directors through Executive management. Great toxic environment for employees that want to be told how to think. Micro-management, good old boys club. Run far away."
Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker says"Worked here and thought it was impressive but i started working.I fully regret getting this job and wasting my time.I would work extremely hard and always doing what the supervisor told us to do.I did everything they wanted.I decided to leave as they let people go for not doing the job right?The people did everything they were supposed to do.They say your doing it right then they release you the next day?Many people quit the job and i then decided to leave myself as i will not work for someone who does not care about there workers."
Former Employee - Technical Support Representative says"No incentives, management only focuses on what your doing wrong and don't do anything to help although they say that "we can help you excel". Which is just a cop out."
Former Employee - National Account Manager says"Not enough space. VERY micro managed. Makita does not seem to want to compete in any way. You will be up against better promotions, better trained and staffed sales teams with Milwaukee and Dewalt. Makita will tell you whats expected to sell regardless of the regional market. Distributors are very tired of fighting Makita to get nything done."
Former Employee - IC Representative says"IC reps do EVERYTHING. You will be given a truck,tools, and a list and 1 day of "training". They will hand you a list of 100+ businesses with company names and address only and you will have to get your own contacts for manager,outside sales,purchasers,endusers and the lot. You will not have Dealer or User information and will be expected to organize,track and report on EVERY LITTLE detail without a tech platform to support you."
District Manager says"Bad Management! It is the "Good Ole Boys Club". ALL of the VP's need to take a few management classes on how to treat their employees, using today's technology and how to recognize talent. Makita will Never grow in the states with the managers they have on the bus. The VP's need to go on a team building retreat as they are constantly fighting and putting the sales people in the middle. GROW UP BOYS!!!"
Former Employee - Product Manager says"Low pay, No growth potential and upper management in US is out of touch with current industry, they will steal all your ideas and take credit for anything you have to offer then if they make a mistake they will point thier finger at you and use that to get rid of you, management in japan is also lost, the most turnover i have ever seen with any company"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Micro-management runs rampant throughout the company which pulls focus away from real work."
says"Company needs better management, work life balance and better policy's over all. they make plenty ofoney to bad they pay more for grass and trees then employee salary"
says"Department objectives were never well defined. No leadership."
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) says"Full of Polish retards and romanians idiots aggresive work attitude stiff team leaders and a loot of discrimination for all of us This place is a dumb the end"
Sales Representative (Current Employee) says"This company has no regard for their employees. Makita's culture is toxic. Unreasonably long work days are expected while salary is very low. HR support is non existent with no understanding of confidentiality. HR actually pride themselves for the high staff turnover even though they are sometimes losing very capable people. This is not a career - it's a popularity contest! Be prepared to be judged - very harshly - by co-workers who gossip behind your back rather than to your face - all encouraged by Management, who do the same. Management are not proactive towards addressing issues within their teams. This Company has some serious issues - Management being the biggest concern.Not manyToxic culture"
Shipping Supervisor (Former Employee) says"Lack of opportunities, company does not value employees.I have nothing else to say, other than I would not like to work in those conditions again."
Service Technician (Current Employee) says"the work was ok but management takes advantage of employees and when issues arrive they sweep it under the rug-there is no team support and they are financially headed downhill they have not given raises in 4 yearsdiscounts on productspoor management and poor communication"
atc (Former Employee) says"les produits sont formidable mais l'environnement de travail difficilele produitle management"
Auxiliar Almoxarifado (Current Employee) says"trabalhando na empresa makita tive muita experiencia pois passei for algumas áreas assim adquirindo conhecimento em alguns setores"
Assembly Operator (Current Employee) says"A typical day at work would be to build power tools to the exception of Makitas' quality standards. Since my time at Makita, i have learnt that quality is key. Assembling power tools must be handled carefully and made securely to meet quality expectations. Management will come and ask us questions about our jobs, also ask us the importance of following procedures.Free LunchLong Hours on Stock take"
Assembly worker (Former Employee) says"Makita used to be a good place to work around 2000 -2002. Employees been taken care and rewarded. Now no matter how much you work hard, no appreciations, no opportunities, no growth, no pay increase at lower level in assembly for last 7 - 8 years, now people working at small companies, they making same money or more then Makita employee. Mostly highly paid in management and sales department, but most of the hard work done by assembly worker, they deserve more money, not the management and sales department, company stands on assembly workers (production). More production means, company's data looks good and GOOD credit goes to upper level and they get rewarded. If some one have to rewarded, it has to start from lower level and then goes up. They won't even fix cold water / ice machine for last 3 years, people drink hot water and no ice, is it expensive for this huge company? They can even install 2-4 machines if needed, but they don't want.Now they have mostly temps, they have to work hard. They are start getting rewarded, but not Makita Employee.used to be 8 years ago free tickets for employee & family for atlanta attractions, now no more.two 10 min. breaks, 30 min. lunch, emplyee healthcare available, 401k etc."
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says"The managers can be micro managers. There is a very high turn overrate in all departments. There is very little room for advancement, unless other managers like you. Not all departments are treated fairly, some departments are allowed to be on their personal devices while others cannot. But there was some good things to come from makita. They do have great benefits and they do have a lot of holidays off especially during Christmas and New Years."
Amt des Exekutors Mgr. Ján (Former Employee) says"Zahlungen verbuchen, Evidenz der Zahlungen, Kundenevidenz"
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says"This job is only a temporary job. You can work up to 2 years. It is unlikely for you to get hired on. They only have one shift available and that is first shift."
Repair Technician (Former Employee) says"High work load low moral. A lot of unhappy employees work there.Don't dare complain about anything management can and will seek revenge on you.all"
Assembly Operator (Former Employee) says"i cant say much about makita as i was agency staff there for around 4 months but in my time there my shift consisted of standing on a spot doing the same 3 movements every few seconds pick a tool up, fit it with parts from your station put it back on the line, i never got chance to change station after approaching management about moving more to the warehouse as i had a FLT licence they was less then keen for me to progress in a new area"
Auxiliar Administrativa (Former Employee) says"Mal ambiente, mucha prepotencia, mala organización."
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) says"I loved the job for the most part management is ok but could be better... no room for growth so basically you'll be doing the same job until retirement...good vacation benefits....job is fairly easily....teached me a lot about warehouse work and opportunity to drive multiple forklifts .First shift small company good vac daysNot good supervisors"
Production Worker (Former Employee) says"• Back check all materials by checking the material request form for the correct part number and qty and description and work cell location. • Lock up and close the warehouse down. • Repackaging tool into new tool kits for resale. • Assembling display kiosk stands and cases for sales in home improvement stores."
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) says"Some positions are easy some positions are very difficult it depends on where you are placed. If you are on the production side of the company and making tools you are required to produce so many tubes per hour. If you are in the warehouse you are required to pull so many parts per hour. It's not a bad place to work if you need some fast money but don't expect to retire there.No weekendsNo overtime"
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says"Management is ok but sometimes staffing will steal hours from employees and the one year bonus forget it ..sometimes more work on a specific people and no help so they need to learn how to balance the job equally for everyone.Nothing reallyNo insurance at all"
Sales Representative (Current Employee) says"A typical day at Makita would be me calling on Dealers, End Users and Cold Calling on New Customers. With a change in Management, it became increasingly difficult to maintain my current customers base. The competition would entice my customers with incentive programs that made it hard for them to turn down. Unfortunately, our management would not offer the same incentive programs. This, in turn, made it difficult to maintain customers that I had for several years. The moral of the Sales Force has been affected by this greatly. The turn over is the highest it has ever been making the job not so enjoyable"
Palletizer (Current Employee) says"The work schedule was really the only good thing. The pay was not worth the trouble at all."
A OSBORN says"When you buy a combi drill with a name makita you don't expect it to burn out after light use within 2 yrs,and from what I've read I'm not the only one, would not buy makita again."