I have been working at Kyowa Hakko Kirin full-time
Great environment, benefits, people. I have received a lot of training and development. They have been flexible about work life balance.
Hard to say. Changing of executives is part of the culture. Sometime people perceive this to mean a lack of stability but it is just part of the Japanese culture however, it may lead to adjustments having to be made for different leadership styles.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Kyowa Hakko Kirin in September 2016.
Initial phone call with hiring manager and the QPPV. No HR involved. It was a reasonably quick and pleasant interview and touched upon most of the important points.
The only problem was that they wanted the candidates to make their way to Scotland, and meet with a panel, and do a presentation and bunch of other sing-song acts. I was just not convinced that that is the best approach to identifying a good talent for a company. So I decline. 6-months on, and they are still looking to fill that position. I tried to get back to them via the recruiter to talk them into cutting short the process and conducting the interviews in the office where the applicant woud eventually be working, but they appears not to be that open to suggestions.
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