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Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Public (4755)
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors eBay Inc., Amazon.com

Rakuten is Japan's largest online retailer (80 million users) and a leading provider of Internet-based services. Its Rakuten-branded sites offer shopping, auctions, books and CDs, travel arrangements, and online brokerage services. Other online properties include job search portal Infoseek and Buy.com in the US and Thailand's TARAD.com shopping site. Offline, the company's activities include ownership of a professional baseball team, a telecom carrier, a financial services division, an online marketer, and a bus service. Rakuten's Fusion Communications provides Internet... More

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Employees say it's “OK”   57 ratings


77% Approve of the CEO   35 ratings

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Hiroshi Mikitani

Chairman and CEO

Rakuten being 'global'

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Pros: Bosses in higher position are very considerate. You can meet a lot of interesting people from all over the world as colleagues. Full Review

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No Offer – Reviewed Apr 12, 2014

Interview Details – Applied online. Made a profile, took the tests. Interviewed once through skype (bilingual - English and Japanese) and once on site at Boston Career Forum (English). Wrote essay based on the CEO's book.Full Interview

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Rakuten Awards & Accolades

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World's Most Innovative Companies (#7), Forbes, 2012
The World's Most Innovative Companies (#9), Forbes, 2013
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