Kao Reviews

8 Reviews
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Kao President, CEO, and Director Motoki Ozaki
Motoki Ozaki
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kao full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, very competitive benefit package (including pension and vacation time), overall job security as it is a lean organization, great products.
    Also, it's a global organization that is large and has presence, but it's not too big- meaning that you can truly have a positive impact on the organization, you don't get lost in the shuffle.

    Cons

    Kao is a growing global organization, and there are some growing pains associated with that (structurally and process wise). There can also be stagnant career growth, depending on what department you're in (low employee turnover sometimes means less opportunity for growth).

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    No opinion of CEO

Kao Interviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
Updated Apr 22, 2014

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Kao.

    Interview Details

    Send your CV (according to the company's requirement) on the official website, and wait for the call.

    Their HR responded quite soon (within 2 weeks if I did not remember wrong).
    Then you'll have an interview invitation once you pass the CV screening process.
    There was an onsite written test before the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not like the written test for the marketing side. It did show how well you learn from marketing courses yet not your ability(it's more about memory.)   Answer Question
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    Easy Interview

Kao Awards & Accolades

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World's Best Companies, BusinessWeek, 2009

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Website www.kao.co.jp
Headquarters CHUO-KU, Japan
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (KAOCF)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

More than a century after Kao affixed a lunar logo to its name, Japanese consumers still think the company's products hang the moon. Kao (pronounced "cow") is Japan's #1 maker of personal care, laundry, and cleaning products. Its brand names include Attack (a top laundry detergent in Japan), Bioré (skin care), Family Kyukyutto (dishwashing detergent), Asience (shampoo), Laurier (sanitary napkins), Merries (disposable diapers), and ALBLANC (cosmetics). The company also manufactures Healthya brand beverages (green tea and water), cooking oils and fatty chemicals, printer and... More

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