What it does:
Mitsubishi Motors is the second largest car manufacturer in the Philippines. They produce 400-500k vehicles in Asia alone each year.
Mitsubishi as a whole recently achieved 1.1 trillion pesos in net sales, resulting in 62.5 billion pesos in profit. Aside from a notable dip in 2015, they’ve managed reasonable gains year on year.
Very safety conscious; employer-oriented mandates protect the rights of workers. Great traineeships and other introductory programs.
The not so good:
Hiring grads with degrees in:
Accounting and finance
Mitsubishi began in Japan, 1870, after the breaking up of the Industry Promotion Agency (known as ‘Keiseikan’). It started as a steamship company, which after some success, adopted the iconic three-diamond logo we know today. By 1917, the company separated, with one dedicated to the construction of ships and the other to cars. This led to the Mitsubishi Model A, Japan’s first ever mass-produced passenger car, that same year.
As the decades wore on, Mitsubishi continued experiencing great success. One of their cars won a rally in the Macao Grand Prix, which further boosted their renown and continued participating in races for decades. By 1974, they began exporting cars to the Philippines. Now, Mitsubishi cars manufactured in the Philippines are being exported around the world.
Mitsubishi employs all manner of university graduates, from sales representatives and business analysts to mechanical engineers. The company is particularly interested in hiring from all facets of business, including marketing, accounting and finance. Those with knowledge in supply chain and logistics can be of substantial value too.
Several regular job openings call for either a bachelor of business, or a bachelor’s degree in any engineering discipline. This in turn leads to opportunities to collaborate and learn from colleagues holding different degrees to your own, which can broaden your thinking and thus, your career prospects.
The recruitment process at Mitsubishi is fairly interview-oriented, with your competencies being assessed primarily by department heads rather than an exam. Your initial interview will likely be with HR, consisting of general questions. For instance, you’ll probably be asked about your work history and why you chose Mitsubishi. As a graduate, you can also expect questions about your grades and whether or not you’ve failed any classes.
Your second interview will be more technical, being conducted by a department head knowledgeable in your field. Expect questions pertinent to both the industry and your field. You may even be expected to answer some hypothetical questions regarding issues you may face on the job. Get through this and you’ve got a good chance at a job!
Mitsubishi goes to great lengths enshrining worker rights and considerations in its code of conduct and therefore its culture, even adopting a radical new HR transformation.
“The new system will ensure that our employees gain the right experience earlier in their careers to develop into management professionals, become more meritocratic to guarantee the right people are in the right positions, and optimize our talent deployment throughout the MC Group”, said CEO Takehiko Kakiuchi in 2018 of the changes.
The system entails respect for worker mental health, as well as making it mandatory for employees to take 70% of their accrued paid leave each year rather than discard it.
There are three core values at Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, which have been carried over from the original Japanese company.
Corporate responsibility to society - preserving the global environment
Integrity and fairness - maintaining principles of transparency
Global understanding through business - expand based on an all-encompassing perspective
They practice these tenets of sustainability in a variety of ways. For instance, they’re a prominent regular attendee and co-sponsor at the Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit. Through their contributions they hope to bring greater awareness to the ever-growing global need for sustainable electric vehicles.
They’re also known for gestures outside their traditional domain, like donating money to build classrooms. They strive to maintain their sustainability-oriented reputation to this day.