Best Ecommerce company in Japan and looking to become the best internet company in the world
Having around 10,000 employees in Japan and 5,000 employees globally, Rakuten is Japan’s largest ecommerce company and their goal is to become the world’s best internet company. What this means is that for Rakuten ecommerce is only a part of the services that they provide.
A digital-reading platform for all devices, a direct competitor to the Amazon Kindle
A chat application with over 800M+ monthly active users
A top research facility in Tokyo, creating innovative solutions
Over 70+ Microservices
Rakuten provides over 70+ other microservices, with a total of 1.2 Billion user base
What type of Visa will I and my family receive?
You will receive an engineering visa, which is often times valid for 3 years at which point the company will renew your Visa or you can apply for the permanent residency.
Your family will receive a spousal visa, which allows work until 28 hours per week. If your family decides to work full time, then the relevant company will sponsor the relevant visa.
How long does the interview process take?
It takes around 4 to 6 weeks from application start time to offer. Once you get an offer it takes around 3 to 4 weeks for the Visa to process. Once you receive a visa you can start work anytime, but most people take another 3 to 4 weeks to get settled, travel, and explore Japan.
What is the average salary?
The salary depends on the level of experience and how the interviewer perceives your abilities. Indeed.com pays one of the most competitive salaries in Tokyo.
With that being said, the average salary will be 6M to 11M JPY for Software Engineers, Product Manager, other related Individual Contributor positions.
*M = Million
Why are they hiring outside of Japan?
One reason is because Rakuten only hires from top universities and would rather hire the best talent regardless of the location.
Second reason is because of the culture. Rakuten is highly multicultural and values diversity. With that being said they prefer people who have experience working in multicultural environment, ideally at one point having lived in English speaking countries.
Third reason is that Rakuten works in English and it is difficult to find good English-speaking talent in Japan.