Rakuten Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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3.8
83%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
Approve of CEO
Rakuten Chairman and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani
Hiroshi Mikitani
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "free lunch, nice people, nice work life balance(in 167 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance just the right amount of pressure(in 93 reviews)

Cons
  • "Morning meeting, Asakai, held every monday(in 37 reviews)

  • "Low salary compared to another company(in 35 reviews)

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Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. "Good Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rakuten full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good colleagues, diversity inclusion and flexible

    Cons

    spent plenty of time to communicate

  2. "Intern review"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student in Singapore

    I worked at Rakuten full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, good people, project meaningful

    Cons

    Hardly any cons so far


  3. "Ok only company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rakuten full-time

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Japanese culture, long working hours

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rakuten full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary .... good for fresher

    Cons

    nothing at all ... best to work

  5. "Good work environment and work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rakuten full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work Environment is flexiable and cooperative. Work life balance is great. Salary is medium level among industry.

    Cons

    Promotion is unclear. Need to cooperate with Japan side for work.

  6. "Geat Workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rakuten full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Open Culture and Good facilities

    Cons

    None I could point out

  7. "good work life balance"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore

    I have been working at Rakuten full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great open work culture and environment.

    Cons

    mostly meetings, heavy work process and too many managers

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Nice working environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rakuten full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    best food and good colleagues

    Cons

    I even can not find any drawbacks

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, bad management."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rakuten full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Free lunch (which you'll get sick of it after a few months)

    Cons

    - Bad management - Mediocre compensation

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Software Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rakuten full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Definitely one of the best reason to work in Rakuten Asia is the people that you interact with everyday. If you are a fresh graduate, most of the seniors are very open in teaching you and you will be able to learn a lot as long as you stay proactive in your learning. Participate in the company events and I am sure you will be able to make a lot of friends. Frequent gathering events and also quarterly team bonding events budget also helped to make new friends in the office. Some teams also have better engineering practices and you will be exposed and be able to try out or even suggest new ways of approaching things; contrary to some of the glassdoor reviews here The different sister companies in the office also creates a more vibrant atmosphere. I honestly believe the success you can have in Rakuten Singapore depends on how proactive you are in the team

    Cons

    Unfortunately, a lot of times, the amount of overall enjoyment/learning in the company depends a lot on the team that you are assigned to. Some teams are given more rooms to try out new technologies while others are basically managing legacy systems. Some large scale meetings which can be a bit dry sometimes

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