LINE Employee Reviews about "management"
75% would recommend to a friend
(37 total reviews)
85% approve of CEO
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- "Great colleagues (depends on the team though)" (in 24 reviews)
- "people are nice" (in 15 reviews)
- "Good benefits and working environment" (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 8 reviews)
- "low salaries (might be my personal problem)" (in 20 reviews)
- "Management are also children, blindly following protocol without even understanding why and as flexible as bricks." (in 9 reviews)
- "flat organization with no clear career path" (in 7 reviews)
- "Leadership has no inspiration." (in 6 reviews)
- "Compensation is average" (in 4 reviews)
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Updated Dec 2, 2023
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- 1.0Dec 24, 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Flexible working time. If you came from Europe or US, you will be welcome by Japanese and they'll approach you as very friendly.
Incrediblely poor management skill. Especially middle level managers are pretty suck. They're never understand what's global standards. Even if you have license of PMP or PMBOK, that's not working at there because they haven't got knowledge about those things. If you want it success in LINE, keep smile, keep patience during the endless meeting and node your head on every time to your boss. Rational thinking? That's not work. Only political game is working on.
- 1.0Nov 4, 2019Sales AssociateFormer Employee, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
I got to put products on hold for when i wanted to buy it
Horrible management Horrible system for phones. I was a high school student working 3:30 pm until 12:30 am. My mum would want to call and check everything was okay, but I was not allowed to even have my phone on my person. If you were caught with your phone in your pocket, or even an Apple Watch, you would get in trouble. Management played favorites with this though and some would be allowed. Very terrible break scheduling. Management would “forget” if it was your break time and you’d still be working and they wouldn’t let you go until they felt like it sometimes8
- 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
- 5.0Jan 22, 2019Software EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearTokyo
Projects are new and agile, new technology is used. Management team is passionate. Lifework balance is decent. Flexible work time, I arrive at 11 AM, leave at 7:30 PM.
If not trying to be picky, then I can't think about any.
- 1.0Apr 27, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
- Very smart and dedicated colleagues...some of the best people I've worked with - Office is located in a nice area (Mid-Wilshire)
- No clear vision or support from senior management - does not care about employees - Cultural/organizational gap considering that they are based in the US (extremely top-down management practices)2
- 4.0Oct 10, 2022Product ManagerFormer Employee
Product Management experience of one of biggest products in Japan
Your contribution to the product tends to be a small part.
- 3.0Jan 14, 2020Product ManagerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsTokyo
Great co-workers/office is in a good location
Upper management needs to value people more / not as international as the company claims to be3
- 3.0Jan 25, 2021Research EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearTokyo
I think it is relatively an open company, that does treat each employee fairly.
The decisions that the management makes are sometimes questionable. And there is no systematic way to gather various opinions and information from different divisions.
- 1.0Oct 10, 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
You get a 10% discount and you might make a friend.
Literally everything. This place is ran by idiots and the higher ups are even more stupid than the management team. This store wont be here for much longer4