FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about graduate hires.

FAQ
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I’ve been employed before. Can I still apply as a graduate?
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It depends on how many years you’ve been employed and whether you are currently attending a school. We’ll proceed after discussing your application with you, so please do apply.
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I’m at university abroad. Can I apply?
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Of course you can. We recruit graduates all year round. Depending on when you graduate, it’s also possible to join the company on October 1st. We can do things like holding the first interview via Skype, etc., to make the screening process more flexible.
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Can I apply for a sales position?
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BANDAI NAMCO Studios does not recruit for sales positions. We do have some corporate staff, but graduate hires are for development positions only. Please see the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment website for marketing and management positions (including sales positions).
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Is it possible to apply for multiple positions?
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This would mean that you would need to take written examinations and have interviews for multiple positions. It is possible to apply for multiple positions, but we will look at the results of written examinations to narrow down which positions are suitable. Please discuss this with us first.
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Do you have a company brochure?
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We don’t have a company brochure. All necessary information can be found on our website.
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Can I visit your company?
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We do not allow company visits, including alumni visits. We may hold internships or events, so please check our websites for information.
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Can I take part in a company information session?
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We hold these every year. Information will be posted on the website when the schedule has been decided. Participation in a company information session does not influence screening.
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Is there a dress code for screening?
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There is no dress code. This includes final interviews conducted by senior management. Please come in clothing that makes you feel relaxed, is suitable for the occasion, and allows you to express yourself.
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Can you tell me the number of screening stages and the content of the written examinations?
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Please see this page for details on the screening process. We do not disclose the content of examinations, but an aptitude test will be conducted before the second interview.
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I don’t have experience using specialist software. Can I still apply? Also, do I need any particular qualifications?
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Experience or qualifications for specific tools will not influence screening. We conduct new employee training and you will acquire all the necessary skills after joining us.
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Can you tell me about new employee training?
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We conduct thorough training for new employees and introduce new content every year. An instructor system is in place during the new employee training period. Each new employee is assigned an instructor and development is supported based on on-the-job training. Please see this page for details.
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Do you have any employees who are balancing work and raising children?
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Whatever your gender, we provide various types of support to allow you to balance work and raising children. In addition to the legally defined measures, we also have our own benefit programs. Please see this page for details.
We do everything we can to support the work–life balance of our employees.
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Do you have a dormitory?
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We don’t have a dormitory or company housing. However, we provide lifestyle support in the form of a rent assistance system that applies for 3 years 11 months after graduate hires if you meet commuting distance conditions (JPY 35,000 per month as of April 2014).
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How will department assignments be decided?
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When deciding assignments, we will consider employee preference and suitability as well as the numbers of people necessary for projects.
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What is the employment status?
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Permanent employee.
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Where is the place of work?
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BANDAI NAMCO Studios has locations and development studios in Tokyo, Singapore, and Vancouver. The majority of graduates will start working in Tokyo, but we are also recruiting personnel to work abroad.
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I would like to work in an overseas studio.
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Of course you will be given the chance to do so. New employees take the TOEIC SW test in their first year, and we also provide support for learning English. To further elevate our status as a global development studio, it is essential that our employees work in an environment without borders.
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What is the workplace and corporate culture like?
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As we’re a game development company, we place great emphasis on an environment that allows our creators to do their jobs. We have lots of employees who are passionate about making games and the pursuit of fun.