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KDDI Global Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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  1. "SEO"

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    Current Employee - SEO Copywriter in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - SEO Copywriter in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    website development the company, Internet support

    Cons

    jobs require more time 24/7

    Advice to Management

    good job management


  2. "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in East Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in East Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Team. Good people. You can learn fast

    Cons

    Management has their own agenda

    Advice to Management

    Look after good employees

  3. "NA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at KDDI Global (Less than a year)

    Pros

    alot to learn if you are seeking career in telecom

    Cons

    nothing in my experience with the company


  4. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good global presence in the Telecom industry

    Cons

    no appreciation of employees and future growth


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to learn and grow."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at KDDI Global full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are good people here and it's a small business environment where ambitious people have a lot of room to learn and grow. If you have a good work ethic you will fit in well here and be given more and more opportunity to take on new challenges. You can wear many hats and after showing that you can accomplish things on your own be given more and more freedom and independence in choosing solutions and implementing that. They do not let people go lightly and they more often than not do a good job of supporting people and pulling together as a team when one member has a family issue or special circumstances. For an entry to mid-level technician you could learn a lot if you have the work ethic to seek the knowledge and experience you will get it. You won't be as pigeon-holed into one small area of operations as you would in other companies.

    Cons

    This is generally not a place (as an engineer at least) for one to just coast in an easy 9 to 5 environment. Hours are long and the work is demanding and the expectation is high quality output. Pay and bonuses largely revolve around the success of the HQ that year and how much profits the President is willing to part with. Pay is often below industry averages for positions and/or does not reflect the years of experience or how pivotal that person's role is. If you are a systems engineer who also sometimes does the job of a network engineer who also often does network design, system architecture, discovers and tests new products, negotiates lower rates with distributors, and generally goes above and beyond their job description every day they are still not likely to get paid more than any other engineer at that grade because that's what engineers at that grade make. They are very single minded in this regard and the promotion decisions are often made in HQ by people who don't even know you. Also the CEO & President comes from Japan and rotates out after a 3-5 year shift. This means they may or may not even speak english, are pretty clueless about America, and have little goals or ambitions that extend beyond a few years. I stopped bothering to try and remember there names after the first couple. The job is more of a stepping stone to better jobs and while you could sit there comfortably for 20+ years the best and brightest engineers move on to better paying positions because there is little room for growth and a pretty low ceiling if you are not Japanese.

    Advice to Management

    1.) Blindly setting unrealistic goals on sales people with little to no knowledge of the current market swings every year and doing absolutely nothing in terms of marketing, increasing resources (engineers), or expanding products will not yield results after a certain ceiling has been hit. Simply demanding growth will not achieve it unless you get lucky and the market is in an upswing.

    2.) Two engineers in the same position do not necessarily perform the same. While you may reward one over another that reward is usually in terms of 1% difference if they are lucky. Learn what the market value is for engineers with XX years of experience and then factor in cost of living for the area they live in and inflation when setting/deciding salaries, etc. Pay attention and give extra rewards to those you see working extra hours and going beyond their job duties whenever the situation requires it. Those people you know you can depend on deserve extra consideration. If you don't know who every single one of those people are in your organization then you don't even know your employees well enough to manage them. In a company as small as this there is no excuse for that.
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  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    stable company, you know what to expect after few months

    Cons

    no room to grow, long hours

    Advice to Management

    grow people


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible First Comment Said Best. Do your time and find a better job. !!"

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    Current Employee - Systems and Network Administrator in East Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems and Network Administrator in East Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot. Very diverse group of people and work place, almost everyone is from a different country. If you have problems getting work because of a citizenship issues, this is the place to be!! They will sponsor your H1-b visas. Very few companies will do that and almost 80 percent of the workforce are foreign citizens.

    Cons

    Terrible Work/Life Balance. Long hours with very little pay. Very little career growth. Because you are sponsored for an H1-B visas expect a lower market rate for your wage, but if you have a hard time finding work because of a citizenship issue this is the place to go.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training employees, Very little training for a company that is relatively small. Match the pay of the competitors. Treat employees with respect!! There no need to yell or curse at someone.

  8. "Competitive ICT solution provider"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hanoi (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hanoi (Vietnam)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KDDI Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Japanese top telecommunication branch in Vietnam. In this company, you will be able to learn well-organized way to proceed projects. In other words, Japanese way.

    Cons

    They should expand their business market, and only a part of workers has a lot of work amount, others are moderate.


  9. "Recommended with good research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at KDDI Global full-time

    Pros

    Innovative ideas with good systems and well thought process in place.

    Cons

    Over control from the headquarters which makes it sometimes difficult to put your thoughts forward.

    Advice to Management

    More open communication


  10. "do not recommend to work"

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    Current Employee - Telecommunications Network Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Telecommunications Network Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at KDDI Global full-time

    Pros

    travel ticket is provided every month
    friendly colleagues

    Cons

    low salary and managers are not managing anything


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