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Rakuten Overview

Tokyo (Japan)
10000+ employees
1997
Company - Public (4755)
Internet
$10+ billion (USD) per year
eBay, Amazon, Yahoo
Rakuten is one of the world's leading internet companies. We provide consumer and business services in E-Commerce, Digital Content and FinTech. We even have our own professional baseball team.

We are growing fast, and moving confidently into ... Read more

Mission: Our goal: Empower the world through innovative Internet services. With more than 70 services and 12,000 employees worldwide, Rakuten is expanding globally with locations throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Rakuten Reviews

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Rakuten Chairman and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani
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    "Blooming US HQ in San Mateo with its own problems"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Mateo, CA
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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rakuten full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great and friendly crowd. Refreshing after already 10+ year in the Silicon Valley
    - Great opportunity for the Rakuten USA to expand aggressively in the US

    Cons

    - Silo'ed business units focused on their own P&L without much regional collaboration
    - Cultural misfit of Japan vs US (e.g., no work from home policy)
    - Benefits and Perks are below average vs other companies
    - Disparate offices make meeting and working logistics harder

    Advice to Management

    - Allow group companies to set its own policy
    - But unify the companies in terms of product and services to expand aggressively

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Rakuten Photos

Rakuten photo of: Rakuten Crimson House (Tokyo)
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Rakuten photo of: 60 nationalities in one location
Rakuten photo of: At Rakuten HQ, Rakuten Tower, Shinagawa, Tokyo.
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Rakuten Interviews

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    It takes about 30 minutes and the interviewers are very kind and nice.
    The questions are mainly about my projects or behavior questions.
    1. Why rakuten
    2. Why Japan
    3. project- related questions like mySQL/MongeDB

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Rakuten Awards & Accolades

  • The World's Most Innovative Companies, Forbes, 2015
  • The Top 20 Affiliate Networks(#1), mThink, 2014
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