Daiso Japan Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Easy going job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Staff in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Floor Staff in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Daiso Japan part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Kind Co-workers
    Great Products for cheap price
    Easy to get hire: If your a "God" believer or Japanese
    Flexible Scheduling
    Lead does nothing when customers or employers steals from the store
    Really hard to get fired
    Hard working co-workers
    Don't have to be smart to work here
    Always meeting new workers

    Cons

    No Mangers here.
    Customers can be violent: verbally and physically
    Constant harassment from Lead through texts and phone calls on days off, sometimes during working hours.
    Very little organization
    Employers are unhappy
    under-stock of popular items
    Overstock of items no one wants
    Too much use of religion in the working force.
    Terrible communications
    Location smells like urine or feces
    Store's Polices makes customers very angry
    Some Co-workers have bad Hygiene
    all new workers are trained poorly

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, doing an fantastic job at constantly opening new stores, but not taking responsibility of the other stores with constant problems.

    Sorry, no advice to Management when there isn't one.

  2. Great Co Workers!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Staff in San Gabriel, CA
    Current Employee - Floor Staff in San Gabriel, CA

    I have been working at Daiso Japan part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Really strong team
    -Fun environment to be around
    -flexible scheduling (accommodates to school)
    - learn a lot about the system if promoted.
    -teaches you how to be punctual and attentive.
    -relaxing job
    -basically free money

    Cons

    - not a job for you if you want to learn and improve yourself.
    -there isn't officially promotions.
    -weak management.
    -management overworks part-time workers.
    -A lot of favoritism from supervisors. If they like you, you most likely will be favored forever
    -they don't transfer you to another store even if it's for convenience
    -expects a lot from college part-time workers.
    -the best thing you get from management is a "pat on the back" if you try hard.
    -if you mess up once they will remember it forever and eventually let you go.
    - NO benefits NO raises.

    Advice to Management

    Please just listen to your employee's for once. A lot of dedicated potential workers want to help grow and improve the company along with the company. There just isn't any room for improvement and that's why people come and go. That's the best advice any employee from this company could give.

  3. management is terrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daiso Japan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    hardly any. only benefit of working there is connecting with the students working there and complaining how terrible this company is.

    Cons

    sexual harassment is rampant from one the male supervisors. shipment is delayed from time to time and may take weeks until we can stock the isles. supervisors are not engaging with us they simply boss us around and expect us to understand everything, one small mistake and we get a verbal beating. they think we are stupid. they cut hours without telling us.

    Advice to Management

    if you want employees to stay in your company, be more friendlier and be more organized.

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  5. Decent, but...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Temple City, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Temple City, CA

    I have been working at Daiso Japan part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to purchase items.
    Great for those who need part time scheduling, leaving you free to take care of schooling, religious responsibilities, etc.

    Wide range of people (Co-workers and customers) -
    Teaches you how to cooperate with other cultures (if you don't already know common courtesy)

    Taking notes -
    Teaches you to take notes on everything, mostly helps you to remember new and old lessons etc

    Cons

    minimum wage, minimum hours, very poor communication skills. Both locations I worked at would schedule you to work and not bother to tell you ahead of time and then get mad that you aren't there.

    Forces you to comply with Japanese work culture. (This is a negative because a lot of what they teach doesn't mean anything to American culture. Saying Otsukarasamadesu to superiors and coworkers here, shouldn't be considered a necessity, seeing as it means very little, if anything, to non Japanese speakers.

    Taking notes - Even if you have to fake it to make your superior feel better/important

    No career opportunities - You are simply a disposable tool to the store lead and managers. People have been here for years and have never been given a raise. Pay cap is $9.30

    Your suggestions and opinions mean nothing. You are expected to obey all the ridiculous (and in-the-grey-area legal) rules. Such as not getting paid if you make an error on your time sheet even if by a minute.

    Advice to Management

    Fix their computer to cashier network, learn to communicate, hire real workers not just people off the street. Listen to their workers and actually try to make them feel like they are more than just tools. (Whether it's true or not)

    Daiso is an international company, spreading across many cultures. Daiso needs to recognize where they are and be willing to shape themselves after the land they are in. "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Not, "When in Rome, force them to use foreign cultural regulations."

  6. Helpful (3)

    Remember It's a JAPANESE Company

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lake Forest, CA

    I worked at Daiso Japan part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    --Cute and amusing merchandise that is mostly priced at $1.50.
    --Opportunity to meet Japanese people and practice Japanese with coworkers.
    --Opportunity to learn about Japanese work culture--good and bad aspects.

    Cons

    --Japanese management and Japanese/Chinese coworkers forget that our company is in the United States. Japanese male coworkers were rude and abusive. Apparently they can yell at female coworkers in Japan without rebuke. My Japanese and Chinese female coworkers could not understand why I as an American woman would find it unacceptable.
    --Japanese and Chinese immigrants thrive better in Daiso Japan's stores, because in their own countries they are overworked for little pay. Americans can't complain about being overworked until they've worked for a Daiso Japan store. But even my Chinese coworkers complained, because they knew that unless you can read and write in Japanese there are no opportunities for advancement beyond being a cashier or a stocker.
    --Originally our store had a diverse group of employees. But within a year it had been whittled down to Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino workers with an attractive token white employee or two.
    --In the store I worked at, one of the shift leads ended up making a lot of decisions that the store manager should have been making. As a result, that lead was able to manipulate the work schedule to reward her friends.
    --In Japan there is a saying that the nail that stands out gets hammered down. Even if you are working to improve things, don't expect to be rewarded for it.
    --We didn't even have drinking water in our itty-bitty breakroom. Talk about cheap.

    Advice to Management

    --Learn more about American work culture and our labor laws.
    --Respect diversity and different work styles.
    --Appreciate your floor staff. They are working hard so you can fun drinking sake and eating sushi on a business account.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daiso Japan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are no pros, other than benefit students

    Cons

    They play favorites, semi bigot towards other races

    Advice to Management

    hire store leaders who can work full time

  8. Helpful (1)

    just bad, bad enough that im able to steel the goods and just sit in break room all shift

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Daiso Japan part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    really chill co workers
    free drinks and food pretty much lol
    sometimes free money cause you have nothing to do
    flexible scheduling
    easy to get hired

    Cons

    manager and store leader problem
    shipping doesn't arrive property
    poor security
    no motivation
    dumbest store policy that dissatisfy customer badly

    Advice to Management

    just shut the business already

  9. Easy job

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    Former Employee - Floor Staff in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Floor Staff in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Daiso Japan part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Liked most of my coworkers, easy job

    Cons

    terrible management, my store had a few Japanese speaking workers and some weren't the greatest and were hard to work with, someone of them could barely even speak english

    Advice to Management

    Maybe one person shouldn't be in charge of 15 stores. Also that one manager shouldn't be sending his wife to "spy" on his workers. A manager shouldn't take what certain workers take too seriously without seeing what is actually happening inside the store.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Underpaid big time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Daiso Japan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The best co-workers ever! And awesome supervisor

    Cons

    Terrible manager, and very disorganized, and the rudest customers ever

    Advice to Management

    Get some managers that can handle different stores and are useful when needed and don't just sit in the office all day.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Ok if you are a student/part time

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Daiso Japan full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Good coworkers, a lot of them work hard
    - If you have a certain schedule you are trying to accommodate, the manager might find a good shift for you
    - The job is relatively easy, although dealing with customers is annoying
    - Sing up sheet for working during holidays + 1.5 or double pay

    Cons

    - Minimum wage
    - Corporate micro management
    - Weird rules
    -No professional grow
    - Depends on the location, but usually a lot of odd customers
    - Mechanical job, no creativity required
    - Minimum/no benefits

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