NTT Multimedia Communications Laboratories
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www.nttmcl.com San Mateo, CA 16 to 50 Employees

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    frustrating

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    Prosits nice to get exposure to japanese business culture and practice... if u see it as needed for ur career or if u just wanted to see how it is

    Consthere's a glass ceiling... u can't get promoted beyond a certain point.

    the company is a subsidiary, and there are japanese employees transferred in and out every now and then... many of them are managers, and it's hard to work with or under supervision of some of the managers, because of deep cultural differences between japan and the u.s.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You've been warned.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    Pros- Salary is OK.
    - Other benefits (Bonus, perks, etc.) also OK.

    Cons- No professional path. You do as you're told.
    - There is a hard glass ceiling, even for locally hired Japanese.
    - Deep cultural differences with Japanese management, and they are not willing to fix that.
    - Japanese management have "work for life", while local employees are hired/laid off on a regular basis.
    - If there's a "you said, he/she said" situation, as locally hired employee, you lose by default.
    - Japanese management have not a good idea/skills for what they're doing/managing. How you become manager in Japan: Pass a (general) test, and you're sent to US if your English is OK...
    - For a very small company (Around 20 employees total), management keeps a heavy Japanese Corporate mentality.
    - Conclusion: Most local employees' morale is very low.

    Advice to Senior Management- For most important decisions, advise is irrelevant, since those are taken in Japan. Local top management has not (Or very limited) control on that.
    - To keep up with the day-to-day problems, they should receive a Cultural Sensitivity training class, since most of them think they're still in Japan.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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