Hi Dear Readers! Continuing Emmanuel’s article “FROM OUTSIDE”, now it’s time to hear about his experience at PayPay “FROM INSIDE”. Also, if you missed the previous volumes of Around the world, you can find all of them by clicking here. Let’s get started!
This interview series is to show you the 35+ nationalities of PayPay employees how they survive in Japan so you can get a better picture of how we survive here!
* The Japanese version of the article is also available.
Name: Emmanuel Medina Olguin
Years in Japan: 2
What do you do at PayPay: QA Manager
How are payments done in your country?
The trend in Mexico is to use cashless methods. The crime rate in Mexico is bigger than Japan so this way is safer for people.
Why did you join PayPay?
I am very interested in financial technologies and I think soon or later cash will disappear.
What’s the best thing about working at PayPay?
PayPay offers a very flexible schedule and co-workers are very professional and nice people.
What is different in the working style or corporate culture between your country and Japan?
As I have been working for international companies, I think they are both very similar. Technology companies are very similar in their working style.
How are the internal communications at PayPay?
Currently I am taking Japanese lessons at PayPay, I am trying to talk in Japanese when it’s possible. But I usually speak in English as my Japanese level is still low.
How is a normal working day for you at PayPay?
- 7:00 – I wake up
- 7:15 – Breakfast
- 7:30 – I watch the news
- 7:45 – I start working by checking Slack channels
- 12:00 – I take a light lunch
- 12:20 – Resume activities
- 13:00 – I Stretch my body and exercise a little
- 13:10 – Resume activities
- 15:00 – Second lunch
- 18:00 – Finish work
What do you think was the biggest positive impact of PayPay in Japan?
PayPay makes life easier for Japanese people who try to get the best services and products.
What would you tell people who’s applying to PayPay? What do they need to work here?
First of all, a positive attitude and mindset are very important, thinking about the greater good, no matter whatever the circumstances are.
You should like challenges and always improve the way you work. Enthusiastic people who love their job and the balance between work and life.
Stay tuned for the new Around the World with PayPay, new format and new employees to meet! See you next month!