Arisa Onozato, a Technical Recruiter based in Tokyo, talks about her experience recruiting Engineers for Indeed Japan. In this blog, she shares some advice and her experience recruiting Engineers for Indeed Japan.
Q: What made you decide to join Indeed?
A couple of years ago, when Indeed was my client while I was working at a recruitment agency, I once participated in a Happy Hour event held by Indeed. The engineers I talked to said, “This company is really good. I feel rewarded at work, and I’m really happy!” I thought it was amazing to be with a company that everyone could say such positive things about.
After that event and just when I was thinking about changing jobs, I had the opportunity to talk to my friends who worked at Indeed. When I heard that they may have a position at Indeed, I decided to apply for the role. What impressed me was when my friend said, “I’m looking forward to going to work on Monday.” I thought that was wonderful.
Q: What do you find attractive about working at Indeed?
I think the most attractive thing about Indeed is the people. There is a great sense of ownership and talent at Indeed. The environment is diverse and it’s great that we can all work together while respecting each other’s differences.
As I recruit engineers at Indeed, I feel the calibre of the engineers working at this company and the work they are doing in helping people get jobs is incredible.
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Q: What kind of person are you looking for in an engineer working at Indeed?
One important aspect at Indeed is the ability to work together as a team. Instead of working in silo, the emphasis is on sharing what you are doing, your knowledge, supporting your team and mentoring each other.
The recruitment is thorough, and we screen candidates not just from the technical aspect, but also in terms of the candidate’s character.
This is why I think the quality and work culture is maintained despite rapid growth of the company.
Q: Do you have any advice for engineers who are interested in joining Indeed?
If you want to have a diverse environment and acquire the skills and experience to work in a global organization, I think this is the place to be! What we are doing is not just localization support for Japan, but also working on products that are used worldwide. Therefore, engineers work with data at scale with diverse team members, all across the globe.
The English language is essential. There are a lot of non-Japanese speaking people at Indeed’s Tech Office, and even in my current role, I communicate in English about 90% of the time. If you can speak in English, you’ll have an advantage in this and I truly encourage you to take on the challenge of being part of the team!
Being part of the team working on products in Japan and beyond is definitely an interesting experience for engineers. For job opportunities in Indeed Tokyo, check out available roles here.