LINE Employee Reviews about "leadership"
75% would recommend to a friend
(10 total reviews)
86% approve of CEO
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- "Great colleagues (depends on the team though)" (in 26 reviews)
- "Good benefits and working environment" (in 16 reviews)
- "people are nice" (in 14 reviews)
- "Has good work life balance" (in 11 reviews)
- "Working environment is bright, dynamic and diverse, really live up to the company motto 'Closing the distance'." (in 11 reviews)
- "low salaries (might be my personal problem)" (in 22 reviews)
- "Management are also children, blindly following protocol without even understanding why and as flexible as bricks." (in 8 reviews)
- "flat organization with no clear career path" (in 6 reviews)
- "Leadership has no inspiration." (in 6 reviews)
- "1. Bonus is not that ideal" (in 4 reviews)
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Updated Nov 27, 2023
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- 4.0Apr 26, 2021Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearHo Chi Minh City
- Attractive salary & benefits - Modern working environment
- Low-quality & trivial projects - Managers have poor leadership - Language barrier (work with Korean/Japanese colleagues can't use English)
- 2.0Apr 5, 2016Official Accounts/Associate Product ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLos Angeles, CA
- Opportunity to wear multiple hats - Talented designers and developers - Decent benefits (not to be confused with compensation)
- Korean management style does not mesh well with US based employees - Lack of vision and leadership - Essentially a satellite office for LINE (and Naver) to make half-hearted attempts to enter the US market without caring to understand the US market (demographics + marketing) - Office feels like a factory at times. Imagine headphones and crickets - No upward mobility. Don't expect huge raises - although bonuses aren't terrible While I've listed quite a few reasons I did not enjoy working in the LINE US office, I believe it mostly stems from my background as an English speaking American employee. If you speak Korean, enjoy the Korean work culture, love the LINE & Naver brands, and don't mind switching projects frequently, then you will probably enjoy working in the LA office.7
- 4.0Oct 8, 2017Product ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSeohyeon-dong
Decent pay and good benefits Many responsibilities and tasks Somewhat casual culture In house cafe and masseuse Good insurance plan and housing support
Inconsistency in HR policies and culture across teams Lack of self development opportunities High expectations compared to limited resources and time Misleadingly bureaucratic and top down leadership
- 1.0Jul 2, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Popular messenger app in certain Asian countries; broad range of family apps/ services/ games available. Building up it's own ecosystem.
Highly controlled organization, but without a clear management strategy. No space for own initiatives, or critical approach. Feels like no belief in the employees own capabilities, just do as you're told. Until we change our mind, which happens over and over again. Lacking a professional and respectful work environment, as well as lacking capable leadership.6
- 3.0Jan 22, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearTaipei
- Gain experiences on various internet services in a short time. - Working environment is good, clean and full of LINE characters (if you like cute characters like Brown,Cony, etc.,) - Salary is not bad, normally better than local companies.
- Can not balance work and life, - KR/JP colleagues are nice, but better to have English communication ability, instead of translate by interpreter, sometimes would lead misunderstanding via translation. - You may need to spend a lot of time on reports to prove/answer upper management's questions, but sometimes those reports are in vain. - Though,it's an internet company, somehow, some internal data reports still made by stupid way. - Most staff work over time every day, working with very high pressure. - No good leadership, leaders do not make decision all the time, they're afraid of making wrong decision and waiting for CEO's response.3
- 2.0Sept 11, 2019Frontend EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearTokyo
It is probably one of the best environment for engineers in Japan. They do not function like the typical Japanese company, although it is sunk into japanese work culture...
...which means you'll have no leadership, no-one to boldly hold a decision and make it through, passive aggressive unspoken harassment from bosses, in each level of the hierarchy. They will think what is good for you without your consent or consult, and gently force you through it over good conscience and empathy.8
- 2.0Feb 25, 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeTokyo
The base salary is very good for Japan. Relocation assistance is excellent. Some good technologists. Hours are flexible (only engineering). Company provided (English and Japanese) language classes. Probably the best option available for non Japanese speakers who are desperate to come to Japan. Work/Life balance can be great depending on team.
They push to hire foreigners to seem international but end up getting people who are not suitable for a large corporation. Unprofessional behavior up to and including, sexual harassment and hate speech are treated as “cultural differences”... seriously. Employee complaints will be met with mistreatment [power harassment]. The review system is purposefully vague so that your review can be spun anyway they want. Unlike other companies the system for peer review is ANONYMOUS. So coworkers are encouraged to backstab each other with complete freedom. Compensation is split into two components: base + 'position allowance'. Base salary is protected by Japanese labor law, 'position allowance” can be changed at will. Believe in “lead by threat”. But will back down when you show you know the law. Don't count on a bonus. The review system is setup so only a very few top people will get some money. Everyone else gets nothing. (Not a big deal unless you were factoring it into compensation). If you’re on a nightmare project work/life balance is non-existent. Leadership has no inspiration. They just poorly imitate ideas that have already been done.11
- 4.0Sept 10, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Fast paced environment, lots to learn, especially mobile entertainment, room for professional growth.
Asian leadership style can be challenging.2