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Updated 9 Feb 2020

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3.6
64%
Recommend to a Friend
99%
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Rakuten Chairman and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani
Hiroshi Mikitani
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "free breakfast lunch and dinner, progressive owner with lots of great ideas(in 136 reviews)

  • "Free food and good sports room and gym throughout the day(in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • "Asakai(morning meeting) attendance affect your evaluation(in 34 reviews)

  • "Low salary compared to majority of tech companies(in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Coolest place to work in"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Rakuten culture is very transparent and focus is on quality of work 2. Management is supportive to solve any issues employees are facing 3.Good amount of work to do and lots of learning 4.opportunity is very vast and flexibility to explore multiple options 5.Good mentors , senior level managers and directors are extremely supportive 6.Good amount of benefits given 7.working in rakuten has helped me achieve a really good work life balance 9. Employees are cared for and feedback is taken regardless of what level you are in the organisation

    Cons

    Rewards programme could be little better However it has improved drastically from what it used to be 2 years ago

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    Rakuten2019-05-10
  2. "Lots of opportunities to grow"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings and great ambiance

    Cons

    Management has to improve a bit

    Rakuten2020-01-17
  3. "Software development level 4"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Food(Breakfast and lunch) Company has a brand value.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional people. Outdated technology and slow process. Too much politics.

    Rakuten2020-01-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer II in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very transparent hierarchy. Leadership team is always available. Learning and exploring is encouraged

    Cons

    Parking is little cumbersome. Hope it will be fixed in new office

    Rakuten2019-10-26
  5. "Better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune City
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rakuten part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible environment,platform to learn things

    Cons

    Work pressure is more, need to be very fast

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    Rakuten2019-10-29
  6. Helpful (6)

    "No work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Three times food. Free buttermilk.

    Cons

    Never ever join rakuten, if you dont have personal life than only join, here people will work minimum 12-15 hours with pressure. They doesn't follow agile, only for name sake agile but everything is Micromangenent and no Garuntee of making permanent after probationary period. hectic work, only good for freshers. No proper planning they don't know what is agile they thought only Story point and complete in 15 days. If not stretch and complete. U can't learn because of pressure and sudden change in priority. Take the offer from here they pay good but never ever join, Dont believe in words of HR and Consutensy. HR will force to write good feedback for every 2-3 bad feed back in glassdoor. lots of people who came from standard company feel like jail and no proper documentation and no proper requirements gathering, developer has to do all this and 6 days work will be asked to do in 2-3days. No cab but people should come by 8.30 Every Monday u should be present by 8.30 otherwise it ll be absent. HR will spoil you because no resources want to join here. Only name sake product company but work is like service based startup. They will keep track how much u will go for tea and even lunch. Manager will keep track of ur jira logs even if u logged more they thought u r not fast and bad work life balance. If they r paying more means work also double. This company not for settle down. If you want to face the hell than join here.

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    Rakuten2019-11-25
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Highly disorganised, chaotic, and full of unprofessional people"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free ok food. Good laptop.

    Cons

    This organisation is highly disorganised, chaotic, and full of unprofessional people. They keep dictating you a set of rules, and nobody them-selves want to follow any rules. Micro management. Worst HRs.

    Rakuten2019-08-03
  8. Helpful (30)

    "Service Company MindSet , NO development , Micro Management in core Principles of the Company !!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laptop, Free Food which is not good .

    Cons

    where to start , 1 India Rakuten center is established for 24/7 monitoring only and only ,whether you have come from Full stack background or Backend you will be handed over a Support Phone and will be asked to do Application Support . All the good development work is routed to japan teams and monitering and support work is being dumped to india 2 .There is no tech stack here just maintenance and Filling up confluence pages and Lot of confluence pages 3 .Strict Timing Culture Like it has been followed in service Companies . 4..Asakai meetings on early monday mornings are just pure headache . 5.Infrastructure is not good , no cabins and some meeting rooms does-not have tables and chairs which can result in regular back pain. 6.You can find micro management in core values in rakuten (they will represent this like our unique culture .) i.e Japanese slave culture . 7.They will trap you by giving you good money (off-course ) on your current offer letter . Last but not the Least if you dont consider my review or thinking i am over exaggerating you will defiantly regret after joining there.

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    Rakuten2019-03-15
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Good Place to Learn/Implement and best work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning Graph is always high Good Use of FullStack/Latest Tools and Technologies Employee Friendly and Good work Life Balance No MicroManagement from Higher level Located near to Trinity Metro station. Good Pay and Free Meals/Breakfast Good Ambience

    Cons

    Needs to invest more in Marketing the Rakuten Brand in India -Bangalore

    Rakuten2018-08-29
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Electrical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To extract the inner talent under the guidance of extremely talented gentleman with the help of the multi national company

    Cons

    To be genuine will be completing the degree this year so really excited to work under this talent

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    Rakuten2018-09-01

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