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Updated August 7, 2017
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  1. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NHK part-time

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot from people, diverse work environment

    Cons

    -work can be tough and work hours can be long


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible exposure to market makers and VIPs. Opportunity to develop first rate contacts, analytical, and storytelling skills. Working in a small bureau like NY or DC for such a huge organization means you'll wear many hats and have lots of opportunity to fill out your resume and even appear on camera from time to time.

    Cons

    Top down decision making style means you won't have much input/ it won't be necessarily expected or wanted. Expect to work long hours and weekends occasionally. Don't stay too long if you can avoid it, because there is no upward mobility. If you do decide to work there you should be planning your exit from the moment you start the job.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your producers and local staff.

  3. "Good experience, but not for long"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (3)

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

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  5. "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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    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    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.


  6. "Best Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great values
    Up to date with everything
    Team is very friendly and supportive
    Amazing work/ life balance

    Cons

    no cons as i was very happy working for them


  7. "Reporter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NHK full-time

    Pros

    Exciting jobs, you'll meet many interesting people through your job. Producing TV documentary is always exciting and fun.

    Cons

    Long working hours is almost a tradition of the company. Paid sick leave and maternity leave are available though.

    Advice to Management

    Solving long working hours but ensuring the same quality of the content is urgent task.

  8. "Mega Public Broadcaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NHK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pros: Biggest media outlet in Japan.
    Known everywhere.
    Some brilliant people.

    Cons

    Cons: Lots of lazy old men.
    Bureaucratic. Decisions are top-down.

    Advice to Management

    Average working age is too old.
    Get rid of the glass ceiling for women.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Strong technology about suspension"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very stable company. You can be there until retirement

    Cons

    Very traditional authentic Japanese culture. You need to be accustomed with their culture

    Advice to Management

    Hire more foreigners to be an MNC


  10. "Great company to learn, earn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NHK part-time

    Pros

    The organisation has a very healthy work environment with flexible working hours. Their desire for perfection strive to motivate and grow.

    Cons

    I have not a negative word to say about the organisation. The people who make the organisation are hard working, warm and friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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