Why Work at Kubota

About Kubota

We are a global company committed to solving social issues in the areas of food, water, and the environment.

“Products that are useful for the development of the country must be created with all knowledge and wisdom.”
“Our products should be not only technically excellent, but also useful for the good of society.”

These beliefs of our founder Gonshiro Kubota are being handed down to each and every employee of the Kubota Group, even 130 years later. With these founding ideals in our hearts, we will help communities and society develop and grow through our businesses, and continue to be a society-friendly and reliable company.

Why Work at Kubota

The world is currently facing a wide range of challenges in the areas of food, water, and the environment. These three areas are essential for the survival of humanity. We at Kubota are working to build and support the foundations of society through our products and services concerning food, water, and the environment. To contribute to maintaining health and comfort in people’s lives and to build the foundation for the future – we are constantly striving to achieve these goals.

Message from Our Management

“Making products that are useful for the development of the country and for all people in society.” Since our founding, Kubota has maintained a strong commitment to this belief and taken on social issues related to food, water, and the environment throughout the world. We are now a global company with overseas business accounting for roughly 70% of our total sales. Now we are aiming to become a major global brand that can make extensive contributions to society by earning the greatest possible trust from our customers. The key to realizing this goal is “One Kubota.” To achieve our “Global Major Brand” goal, all employees must join together and take on their tasks while utilizing the individuality and capabilities of each of our employees around the world and their different languages, cultures, and values. That is why we prioritize the creation of systems and working environments that support the dreams, hopes, and growth of every individual. Kubota is looking for personnel who can carry on the company’s future and face global social issues.

Yuichi Kitao

President and Representative Director

Career Development

One of the best things about working for Kubota is its culture, which gives all employees a chance to take on challenges regardless of age or experience. We are also taking measures to improve and reform systems and working environments to leverage the personalities and abilities of each employee and allow them to work with peace of mind.

  • Executive Personnel Development at Our North American Locations

    The five North American affiliates of the Kubota Group’s farm and industrial machinery business and the Kubota’s Farm and Industrial Machinery International Planning and Control Department and Human Resources Department have been working together since 2016 to offer training in North America for management executives. This also aims to improve motivation among local staff members and to further a sense of unity among training recipients from each affiliate.

  • Global Trainee System

    Since 2015, we have provided a trainee system that aims to nurture engineers and supervisor candidates in areas throughout the world. Employees from China and Thailand are currently spending six months to one year at the Kubota mother base in Japan learning about Kubota-style manufacturing approaches and know-how.
    Since 1997, Kubota has also dispatched many employees each year from Japan to subsidiaries and affiliated companies worldwide to serve as trainees. In recent years, we have been sending employees to agricultural universities in Europe for two years to study the latest precision agriculture. Kubota has positioned its trainee system as one of its most effective measures for global human resource development.

  • Kubota Group Technical Skills Contest

    The Kubota Group Technical Skills Competition is held each year with the objective of improving the entire Kubota Group’s manufacturing capabilities of and fostering a sense of unity in our workplaces. In the 2019 contest, 227 participants gathered from 28 locations in 10 countries to compete in 15 skills including casting, lathes, finishing, and welding. Thirty percent of the participants represented countries outside of Japan, with employees from around the world working diligently to improve their skills.

Diversity & Inclusion

Kubota employs more than 40,000 people throughout the world. We aim to be a company with zero tolerance for discrimination or infringement on human rights for any reason, including nationality, age, gender, physical and mental ability, lifestyle, values, culture, and race. We believe that by eliminating the barriers of borders, language, prejudice, and discrimination, embracing our diversity, and trusting one another, we can create a tremendous power to pave the way for the future of humanity and our planet.

Diversity Management

We promote diversity in a way that fosters acceptance of every person’s differences and individuality and turns them into creative force that generates new value.
Kubota signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), formulated by the United Nations, in July 2012. We have also expanded our hiring of women, created environments in which women can continue working as they raise a family, and proactively worked to create growth opportunities for women, generating results along the way. At this moment we are also engaged in management that utilizes women and all of our human resources through promotion of childcare leave for men and creation and encouragement of employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Our People

The ability to always engage in self-improvement, to continuously pursue self-development, and to independently take on new challenges. The ability to overcome any difficulties through teamwork and by working closely with customers with honesty and tenacity. The ability to respect and accept diversity across languages and borders. We value these abilities as we constantly provide new value to our customers through our teams and work to improve the world. Here we will introduce the thoughts that Kubota employees active worldwide hold in their hearts as they engage in their day-to-day work.

Job Opportunities in Your Country

As of 2020, more than 40,000 Kubota employees are active in more than 180 locations throughout the world, including Asia and Oceania, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Africa. The Kubota Group hires locally in each country, so please visit the website of your location for more information.

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Relationships with Employees

Kubota strives to create vibrant workplaces by transforming diversity into creativity, leading to a sustainable society.