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Reviews for Takasago International Corporation

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.64
Support from management
2.86
Teamwork
3.07
Freedom to work independently
3.21
Internal Communication
2.50
Office / Work Environment
3.15
Environmental Friendliness
3.62
Work-Life Balance
3.15
Challenging Work
2.73
Inclusive / Diverse
3.45

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.50
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.79
Career Development
2.64
Overall compensation for your work
3.07
Company Image
2.86
Job Security
2.93
Handicapped Accessibility
3.50
Workplace Safety
3.86
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 2 of 14 reviews Parking in 10 of 14 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 14 reviews Stock or equity options in 3 of 14 reviews 401(k) in 12 of 14 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 2 of 14 reviews Tuition assistance in 1 of 14 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 4 of 14 reviews 401(k) Match in 5 of 14 reviews Flexible spending account in 3 of 14 reviews Paid time off in 9 of 14 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 7 of 14 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 8 of 14 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 5 of 14 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 2 of 14 reviews Health and wellness programs in 5 of 14 reviews Employee discounts in 3 of 14 reviews Vehicle allowance in 3 of 14 reviews Employee events in 5 of 14 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 4 of 14 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 8 of 14 reviews
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  • 18.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The Japanese culture is different to work for but it is a very hard working environment. The policies are strict due to the confidentiality of the business.

What I like about the company

Really good benefits with plenty of PTO plus 13 days off for holidays including a full week at Christmas. Some lack of communication but very understandable upper management. Very safe working environment which is especially important when working with chemicals. Overall, no company is perfect but working for Takasago has many positive benefits.

What I dislike about the company

How no one is supervised and projects get assigned only to certain people when it should be a group effort.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Takasago International Corporation (u.s.a)
  • City
    Rockleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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  • 27.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • restructuring of senior management

What I like about the company

summer Fridays, holiday week off, benefits

What I dislike about the company

hostile work environment; good workers get treated poorly;

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Takasago International Corporation (u.s.a)
  • City
    Rockleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered
  • 18.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Communication throughout the department

What I like about the company

Helpful people to guide you at work

What I dislike about the company

Communication needs to be improved

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Takasago International Corporation (u.s.a)
  • City
    Rockleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 11.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better communication within departments

What I like about the company

Good training and was able to grow

What I dislike about the company

Better communication within departments

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Takasago International Corporation (u.s.a)
  • City
    Rockleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 02.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better location, far away from highways

What I like about the company

Get to participate in marketing

What I dislike about the company

Needs better communication within departments

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Takasago International Corporation (u.s.a)
  • City
    Rockleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 19.Oct 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Very low morale in the Fragrance division. Upper management has zero interest in listening to employees concerns.
Data systems don't work, telephones are constantly down, expired materials are being used to make oils.
Japan always has the final decision. TAKUS employees are now denied access to systems which make it impossible to do everyday work. EU partners constantly pushing their work load onto TAKUS. It's a hostile work environment.
To "thank" us for our dedication Takasago gave us 50 free cheap business cards.

They are expanding the Flavor division which means they will be taking away the gym and moving people to already overcrowded work spaces.

PTO-when you start is only 10 days
401K company doesn't match
Medical Benefits-horrible. Cheap plan but you pay an insane deductible
Holiday Party- they don't have. They offer food and allow you to eat for a half our before "encouraging" you to go back to work.
Picnic- Used to be on a Friday which was nice since it felt like a day off. Now it's on a Sunday. Some departments are forced to go since the company paid to have this picnic. These employees are threatened if they don't go.

Support from management

Terrible management. Zero communication with their employees. Many bloated egos make it frustrating for workers. Very innapropriate behavior by managers.

Teamwork

Communication across the company doesn't exist.

Internal Communication

Zero. There was a recent material spill creating a pungent odor and causing headaches and People complained to management. We were NEVER addressed as to what happened, what the materials was, if it was harmful.

Career Development

High turnaround in this company

Office / Work Environment

Coworkers are friendly

Environmental Friendliness

OSHA is currently investigating

Work-Life Balance

Very few PTO days. If you are a little over an hour late they make you take a half day PTO. This company is not flexible with your time.

Company Image

Company forcing workers to lie about positive work environment

Job Security

High turnaround in this company

Workplace Safety

OSHA is currently investigating

Suggestions for improvement

  • Appreciate workers. 50 business cards that were clearly free for the company are insulting

What I like about the company

coworkers

What I dislike about the company

Zero training. Hostile work environment by upper management.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Takasago International Corporation (u.s.a)
  • City
    Rockleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others
  • 27.Jun 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fire everybody and start fresh.

What I like about the company

N to much to add here.

What I dislike about the company

Hostile work environment. Too much politics. Adults in positions of power acting like jealous middle schoolers.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Takasago International Corporation (u.s.a)
  • City
    Rockleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • A gym

What I like about the company

The job and the employees and my team

What I dislike about the company

There is no dislike for me I love it

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Takasago International Corporation (u.s.a)
  • City
    Rockleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 09.Feb 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make wholesale changes in the HR dept and eliminate the lack of accountability for senior managers.

What I like about the company

Some of its employees.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of leadership and true teamwork! Double set of standards for employee performance, one for most employees and none for senior managers.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Takasago International Corporation (u.s.a)
  • City
    Rockleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 23.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make senior management accountable for employee morale. Global management to conduct annual reviews of U.S. Sr.Management in same manner HR allows it to occur in the U.S.

What I like about the company

Co-Workers

What I dislike about the company

Senior Management

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Takasago International Corporation (u.s.a)
  • City
    Rockleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered