Kao
3.6 of 5 8 reviews
www.kao.co.jp Tokyo, Japan 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 7, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

Kao President, CEO, and Director Motoki Ozaki

Motoki Ozaki

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80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat 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.

ConsKao 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).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Kao as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat work atmosphere and working conditions. Culture breeds integrity and trusworthness

ConsCan be slow at making decisions and moving forward. Concensus building is required for most decisions on any moderate level of change.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide decisive actions and increase speed of change

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great work benefits

Chief Financial Officer (Current Employee)
Hoboken, CA

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

Prosgreat job security and benefits

Consexpected to work very long hours

Advice to Senior Managementwould be great to provide child care

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Unorganized company that needs help in delegation of tasks and efficiency.

Independent Contractor (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Kao as a contractor for less than a year

ProsFun group of people who work hard and like to have fun.

ConsLots of room for organizational improvement. Too many people doing the exact same tasks. Very unorganized.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a management coach. Structurally this company needs assistance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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not global at all

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kao

Prosgood canteen, pretty laid back atmosphere

Consnot a good place for someone who wants to achieve a global carreer

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1 year is more than enough

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kao

ProsIn align with timeline and organized. Co-workers are good. Stable.

ConsLack of innovative, creative. Speed of change is very slow. Working backwards in general.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop living in the past "successful" period & time to move on.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kao full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat company, nice colleagues, family-spirit, fair work conditions, flexi time

Consno professional talent development, slow processes, matrix structure

Advice to Senior Managementimplement professional talent development

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at Kao full-time for more than a year

Prospeople and the culture
Employee benefits
career opportunties
leadership
values and the KAO Way

Consmaybe refresh the office fit out ?
communication in early 2012 regarding GBH perhaps not handled too well.

Advice to Senior Managementembracing GBH and all that it brings - the good and the bad.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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