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What qualifications and skills are required?
We do not require any particular qualifications. However, a knowledge of chemistry is beneficial to those interested in Research & Development and Flavor/Fragrance Development positions, as this would appear to aid in the advancement of work. This is not a problem for those who have a desire to study to obtain the necessary knowledge upon entering the company.
I am a liberal arts graduate with little chemistry knowledge. Am I eligible for a sales position?
Yes. Please acquire the knowledge and techniques necessary for your work on the job, upon entering the company.
After entering the company, are assignments to a specific department -- such as basic research, aroma blending, or synthesis -- chosen by individual candidates themselves?
We will ask your preference at the time of candidate screening, however the company will decide taking into account the suitability displayed by candidates throughout post-recruitment training, etc.
Can candidates choose their work location?
Generally speaking, no. However, if a preference is expressed at the time of candidate screening this will be considered.
How about education and training?
After entering the company, we will conduct approximately one week of group training where you will learn basic information relating to life as a working adult and as an employee of our company. Following this, you will acquire basic knowledge about flavors and fragrances through on-the-job training within each department. Following your assignment to a specific department, we will conduct follow-up training.
Is each individual person given a project? Or is work carried out in teams?
Large projects are divided among groups and then combined. Smaller individual projects are handled by one person, however the more important the project, the more people are involved.
How is the atmosphere within the company, and the corporate culture?
As there is a great deal of group work, we always value communication.
Is there overtime work and work on holidays?
During our busy period, there may be times when overtime and work on holidays are required.
Do you have a support system for maternity and childcare?
In addition to maternity leave and childcare leave, we provide 20 days of special leave. After returning to work, you may avail of a system of shorter working hours until your child commences fourth grade of elementary school. Our company maintains a favorable working environment not only for women, but also one that allows men to participate in parenting without hesitation.