Joshua Tee is a System Engineer based in Tokyo. He has a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, loves cycling and exploring the sights, sounds and parks in Tokyo. He grew up in Malaysia, moved to the land of the rising sun in 2016 and joined Indeed Tokyo in 2018.
In this episode of our Culture Matters podcast, Joshua looks back on his interview experience with Indeed, talks about the challenges he’s faced working in Japan, and deep dives into sharing more about his role, the working culture at our tech office at Indeed Tokyo and what sets working at Indeed apart.
“Indeed is my second job in Japan… during my first job (in Japan), I heard a lot about Indeed. People always talked about Indeed with high praises; for their good working environment, benefits and also their engineering culture,” Joshua recalls.
During the conversation with Inside Indeed, Joshua continues to walk us through his interview experience at Indeed. “The colleagues I interviewed with were really friendly and easy to talk to. One thing I found most interesting was that the hiring manager I interviewed with has been with Indeed for more than 12 years. He was with Indeed when the company was just a small start up to a company which has now more than 10,000 employees. I find that very fascinating and I have a lot to learn from him!” he mentions.
Although geographically far apart, Joshua also shares that the working culture at the tech office in Indeed Tokyo is very similar to the working culture in Indeed’s headquarters in Austin. “In my current team, we are a small team with very different people, in our skill sets and how we approach or solve problems. My manager works hard to make sure everyone excels in our own expertise and provides value to the company, which I find very valuable,” he explains.
When asked about advice for someone wanting to pursue a career similar to his, he believes sussing out the company’s working culture is key.
“Especially in Japan, finding a company that values what you do instead of just working 40 hours a week is really important,” he mentions.
As Joshua walks us through what has worked well living and working in Japan, he also shares what hasn’t worked in his favor. To find out more about Joshua’s story and what sets working at Indeed Tokyo apart, listen in on this episode of our Culture Matters podcast.
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