NHK Reviews

Updated May 12, 2015
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Shigeo Fukuchi
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great opportunity to work in the media, travel a lot and learn all kinds of wacky things.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at NHK full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of travel. First row seat to the news. If you like international affairs and the USA, this is definitely an interesting opportunity for you.

    Cons

    There is no opportunity for advancement and the divide between local staff and staff from Japan is constantly underlined from compensation differentials to how decisions are made. If you can't handle that, this is definitely not a good place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty and morale would increase if there were better recourse for bad behavior from the senior members of the office. Also, an increase in the pay to minimize the vast difference between local and Japanese staff's quality of life would be appropriate.


  2. Good experience, but not for long

    Former Employee - Producer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Producer in Washington, DC

    I worked at NHK full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel. Great learning experience for media-oriented people. Good benefits package .

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. Workplace culture is hard to adjust. Salary is not high enough to justify staying long.

    Advice to Management

    The divide between locally hired staff and the correspondents is painfully stark, and unpleasant. There are no advancement opportunities, so more should be done to maintain employee loyalty. Such as higher salaries, or employment incentives.


  3. It looks good on your resume, but don't expect a long-term career, let alone a favorable work atmosphere here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at NHK

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Name recognition, resources for production, interesting topics, travel opportunities

    Cons

    the boss does not communicate well with others, the salary is too low and the opportunities for advancement are nil

    Advice to Management

    If you respected, supported and took better care of your employees, then your results would be much better.


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  5. Short-term opportunity, but long-term ambiguity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at NHK as a contractor (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    NHK World is one of few companies an individual can work in Japan using English knowledge.

    Cons

    There are layers of workers that is extremely difficult to move from one class to another. Often determined as to whether one is hired in NHK as first job after college in Japan or not.


  6. Excellent learning opportunity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NHK

    Pros

    Great colleagues, interesting work, travel means the job has a lot of upsides. The work is varied and leads to a good knowledge of a variety of areas, however this is all informal self-directed learning.

    Cons

    Management is very conservatively Japanese and there is limited opportunity for development. Being on-call 24/7 is not conducive to being able to plan your life well.


  7. Reliable, dependable and full of sweet and friendly staff!

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NHK is an institution in the best possible sense of the word, everyone carries an air of being honoured to work there and having nice colleagues makes the job a joy.

    Cons

    The only downside to NHK is its location... I wish the subway was a little closer, it's a hike or short bus ride to get to either entrance.



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