Yokogawa is a strong technical, quality driven organization that comes together as a team to achieve goals. The current management is focused on innovation and committed to providing individuals with the freedom to experiment ways to succeed. Co-workers pitch in as a team. The best part of the job is the freedom to get things done.
Company contributes to 401k even if you do not.
Like most companies, PTO is used instead of Vacation plus separate sick leave.
Flexibility is must a working between SAP and Excel on a daily basis.
Report to several Project Managers while maintaining their budgetary projects and supporting their team of Engineers in office and on site. Monthly project reviews, billing, expenses, and inputting all time in SAP for contractors.
What I have taken from Yokogawa is learning how the DCS/SIS and ProSafe assist the customers to make first Oil. All testing is done on site then testing is done again on site.
the Management style varies with each department which, makes it a challenge
Hardest part of the job is communicating between departments, this is due to Management keeping everybody departmentalized
Most enjoyable part of the job is the people and having the customers in the building. Ordering lunches and having them brought in for the customer.
As an MBA, I can attest that the management of this company, while changing with the new CEO, is horribly behind the times and is linked to the Japanese based HQ. This centralized management approach is slow to react, slower to act, and will not survive should the company fail to change.
However, the culture is changing, the people are changing, and the overall outlook of the company is positive.
Furthermore, the lack of commensurate compensation is atrocious. I cannot believe the reports that Engineers at this company may 2/3 of the rate of similar professionals at other companies. This situation much change or the company will lose too much good talent to the competition.
Poor management, lack of compensation, old culture.
A productive and enjoyable experience that will last a lifetime!
Buyer (Former Employee) – Newnan, GA – December 31, 2014
Having started my career in the mid 80s I picked up a lot knowledge on how a company works. Starting as a shipping / receiving clerk, over time, I was able to advance to an administrative position. I enjoyed learning new skills and growing with the company. I was fortunate enough to be a part of many day to day activities throughout the company, I still utilize many of the skills picked up to date. The hardest part of this position was downsizing.
Calibration Technician Coordinator (Former Employee) – Newnan, GA – January 28, 2014
Yokogawa provided what seemed to be a great atmosphere to grow in the company. With myself still being young and the company keeping you in the know with what new ventures they were seeking it was easy to plan for additional education for advancement. Though the company was overall very succesfull on a large scale our particular department fluctuated heavily on their employment needs leaving me consistently stressed as I only came in as a temporary employee.
great employees, long breaks, advancement opportunities, continuing education assistance, close proximity to home
This company has a very bright future, but there lacks a team attitude. Pep talks mean nothing when the actions do not match the rhetoric.
I learned to keep my mouth shut and never voice any suggestions for improvement.
Management is far removed from the application level challenges associated with contract completion. There seems to be an "Us" and "Then" mentality where if one is not part of the clique, they are shunned. Not so much as an acknowledgment that the lower tier is as critical to the success of the company, as are those living in Glass Houses.
dog eat dog environment - inattentive to genuine concerns
Yokogawa Corporation of America (YCA) is a Multinational Conglomerate with strong ties to power and oil and gas industries. Their desire to hire and perform on the job training is excellent. The hardest part of the job is learning the industry specific jargon and acronyms. The most enjoyable part of the job is the dynamic interaction with multinational personnel.
Good place to start a career in Systems Automation.
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – January 27, 2013
Overall a good place to work. A good place to gain valuble experience in the automation field. The onboarding process leaves a bit to be desired, good job security and some opportunity for advancement.