Which companies have the best TC in Tokyo area?

Aug 17 46 Comments

Looking to apply to some Tokyo offices. Who has the highest TC in the Tokyo area without being awful to work for? Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Google? I heard once that Indeed Tokyo is not a great place to work, but more data points are nice.

yoe: 3
tc: 180k

FYI: I'm a non-Japanese East Asian, not white or Indian, so I'm not looking to get any of that.

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  • Snapchat gqkO66
    Best part about being a white gaijin in Japan is you can show up at 9am, get shit done, work until 530pm, then go home while everyone else stays until 9pm. And they won’t care because they’ll think it’s because you’re a gaijin.
    Also you get 3x the girls. Nippon banzai.
    Aug 17 2
    • Spotify Atinlay3
      What was (is?) your TC?
      Aug 18
    • New / Eng QTdN03
      If TC is so low, and dedication so high, then why am I not running my startup out of Tokyo. Is there something else wrong?
      Aug 18
  • Spotify Atinlay3
    You should follow mankind's second-highest calling and become a venture capitalist @ Softbank
    Aug 18 1
    • LinkedIn / Eng chiknCurry
      Oh hi there Masayoshi-san
      Aug 18
  • Man I love Tokyo. What’s your favorite anime?
    Aug 17 4
    • BYTON cJKu57
      The one with inappropriate amount of gore.
      Aug 17
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      Gore? What about the one with the boobs that can move around bullets
      Aug 18
    • Reliable Software / Eng YonkoKaido
      Berserk, elfen lied? It has both lol
      Aug 18
    • Proactis / Eng
      SwiftUIGuy

      Proactis Eng

      PRE
      Harris, Lockheed Martin
      BIO
      iOS Engineer
      SwiftUIGuymore
      Black Clover
      Aug 19
  • Cloudflare / Eng myimouto
    Join Google in the Bay Area, wait 1 year and transfer. This way you'll get your mountain view equity grant vesting in Tokyo for 3 years :)

    If you must join in Tokyo, I think Indeed has the best comp.
    Aug 18 0
  • Workday / Product tdf
    Username checks out.
    Aug 17 0
  • Indeed / Eng
    jobseeker2

    Indeed Eng

    PRE
    Indeed.com
    jobseeker2more
    Indeed
    Aug 18 2
    • Booking.com / Eng wPPC84
      How's the culture at Indeed?
      Aug 18
    • Indeed kahwi
      Insanely good.
      Aug 19
  • Indeed 321098
    It depends what role you’re looking for. I’ve heard many good things about Indeed in Tokyo.
    Aug 17 2
    • OP
      Software Eng
      Aug 17
    • Indeed 321098
      You should give it a try. They work on new projects and there’s room for making an impact.
      Aug 17
  • Unity
    VpzN57

    Unity

    BIO
    No.
    VpzN57more
    Much more likely to find a good job on the West Coast that involves frequent travel to Japan than a Tokyo job with decent TC😂
    Aug 17 1
    • Workday / Product tdf
      😂
      Aug 17
  • Juniper Pliny Jr
    Nintendo
    Aug 18 1
    • Unity
      VpzN57

      Unity

      BIO
      No.
      VpzN57more
      lmao
      Aug 18
  • LinkedIn / Eng chiknCurry
    Afaik there are very few options in Tokyo. Amazon, Indeed, Google, a few startups like Merkari.....what else?
    Aug 18 0
  • Google / Eng 52411
    google
    Aug 17 3
    • Cloudflare / Eng myimouto
      google offered 176k all-in for L5 SWE. Indeed L4 equivalent pays more.
      Aug 18
    • OP
      Numbers for Indeed? Also doesn't Google vest immediately no cliff?
      Aug 18
    • Cloudflare / Eng myimouto
      Numbers incoming soon™. Yeah google vests immediately, but this doesn't matter much if the equity part of your comp is like $30k/year for L5.
      Aug 18
  • Rakuten WNEo11
    DM me if you want a rakuten referral
    Oct 8 2
    • Cloudflare / Eng myimouto
      TC at rakuten in tokyo?
      Oct 8
    • New お金
      Don’t go to Rakuten.
      TC is peanuts and culture is hell.
      Oct 8
  • New / Eng
    _yd_f_

    New Eng

    PRE
    Ooyala, Yahoo
    BIO
    No-stack no-bullshit developer
    _yd_f_more
    Aside from FAANG and the likes, Merkari is good for app developers and Rakuten for Data folks.
    Aug 19 2
    • OP
      Don't know anything about Mercari, but Rakuten sounds like a bad place to work. And I've not heard either having competitive TC.
      Aug 20
    • New / Eng
      _yd_f_

      New Eng

      PRE
      Ooyala, Yahoo
      BIO
      No-stack no-bullshit developer
      _yd_f_more
      Yep, selectively cushy as I pointed out. Application SWEs in Rakuten is equivalent to in-house vendors, avoid at all costs.
      Aug 20
  • New お金
    I haven’t seen any actual numbers re TC. Can someone please give a rundown.
    Sep 11 3
    • Cloudflare / Eng myimouto
      Google L5 SWE
      14 megayen salary
      15% target bonus
      3.5 megayen/year rsu
      TC 19.6 megayen (but presumably a little higher once you get 4 refreshers rolling)

      Indeed L2 (Google L4 equivalent)
      14 megayen salary
      10% target bonus
      bonuses worth about 3.8 megayen in years 1 and 2
      years 1-2 TC 19.2 megayen
      ltips worth about 6 megayen in year 3
      years 3+ TC 21.4 megayen
      Sep 11
    • New hhffdd
      That’s actually pretty good compared from what I heard from people before (maxing out at 8-9M ¥)
      How would these numbers look like for someone with 2-3 years of experience?
      Sep 11
    • Cloudflare / Eng myimouto
      no clue lol
      Sep 12
  • Amazon / Strategy GAANDFADU
    I hear great things about Indeed Tokyo. Otherwise your other options are Google and Amazon. Microsoft recently let go a lot of engineers/product people in Tokyo. Facebook is mostly marketing and localization. Apple is all marketing, localization, and engineering.
    Aug 22 3
    • Spotify Atinlay3
      What do you do at Amazon? Haven’t seen anyone with company/Strategy on Blind yet 🤔
      Aug 22
    • OP
      What's your input on Indeed vs Amazon? (I'm a SWE)
      Aug 22
    • Amazon / Strategy GAANDFADU
      Indeed surprisingly has a lot of different teams in Tokyo, with that your mileage varies, but it's mostly an international bunch. In Tokyo Amazon has a some teams international and some mostly Japanese, I would be sure to target the more international ones.

      And yes I just chose strategy in my blind title just for fun
      Aug 22
  • GE / Eng
    sDcxy3

    GE Eng

    BIO
    🐎
    sDcxy3more
    Line
    Sep 10 1
    • Cloudflare / Eng myimouto
      TC at LINE for L4 and L5?
      Sep 10
  • Expedia Group / Eng interviewm
    East Asian but not Japanese. If you're not Korean, why not go for Singapore?
    Aug 19 1
    • OP
      Sounds expensive. I imagine there are fewer options for eng role too.
      Aug 20
  • Indeed / Eng
    jobseeker2

    Indeed Eng

    PRE
    Indeed.com
    jobseeker2more
    DM me for indeed referral
    Sep 11 0

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