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Helpful (5)

Great place to work; company is moving up

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)

I have been working at Rakuten full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Recent focus on internationalization means that if you're Japanese, you'll be working with people from many different countries. This is a rarity in Japan. It's a great environment.
- Smart, interesting co-workers
- Friendly atmosphere

Cons

- The company's famous English-ization isn't 100%, so you had better have fluent Japanese if you want to be successful.
- Shinagawa main office is very hot for some reason, even in winter. 28°C is very unpleasant!

Advice to Management

Reduce all the petty bureaucratic stuff. Time cards, stamping your seal for all kinds of things -- and the biggest one: nametags. Having to wear it, in principle, is fine. Having to get back on the train and go home to fetch it because you forgot it one day really hurts productivity.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Trying to survive in a super micromanaged environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rakuten

    Pros

    Dedicated employees. Company is growing rapidly.

    Cons

    Meetings galore, tough work hours. People mostly follow without thinking hard about "what is good for employees' future"

    Advice to Management

    Stop ignoring how people feel.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Japanese Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at Rakuten

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most open Japanese company compare with tradition close mind one.
    Chance to grow globally
    Understanding continuously development

    Cons

    Slowly, closed mind employee still exist. Can not evolve fast due to big company syndrome.
    Service minded company, technician is not well treated.

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