VIZ Media

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About the Company

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation, and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation.

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Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

1355 Market St #200, San Francisco, CA 94103

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Industry:


Entertainment

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Company CEO's name:

Ken Sasaki

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Number of employees:

0 - 1000

Why VIZ Media IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

Working on cross-departmental projects and product launches. Holding team check-in meetings and having casual get-togethers to catch up. Staffing conventions with team members from different areas of the company. Having monthly Lunch-and-Learn sessions to learn about the different moving parts at VIZ and provide an informative overview of the departments.

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

Interest in anime and manga is exploding and VIZ is the market leader. We are excited to expand our business and bring more content to our ever-growing audience. Our employees are the reason we’ve come so far, and we look forward to sharing our continued success with the team!

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

Having town hall company meetings and flexible managers to accommodate requests and initiatives for development. We have a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion group open to all employees to meet and discuss ongoing efforts/practices. All of our executive team have an open-door policy for anyone in the company to talk or have meetings with them.

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

Asking all managers to have weekly or bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with each of their team members to discuss performance, goals, and personal development.
Providing an online learning platform with 3,500+ courses covering a variety of business topics and skills.
Providing access to free career-related intensive training courses in video editing, Adobe software, etc. through Bay Area Video Coalition.
Employees can request funds for career development activities such as attending professional conferences, taking in-person or online courses, and career-related certification programs.
Striving to provide our employees with flexible hours and work/life balance, so they can pursue their goals outside of work as well!

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

We strive to bring the highest quality entertainment products to our audience. Our dedicated and passionate employees care deeply about our titles and characters as well as the craft of publishing and video production.
We are also proud to have a company culture where everyone feels welcomed, thanks to a team that values kindness, consideration, and inclusion.

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

Providing an inclusive work environment for creativity and new ideas to thrive, opportunities to engage in the growing publishing and licensing industries with our leading content, and open developmental resources for employees.

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

Taking the time to get to know every employee at VIZ, what they do, and who they are (interests, family members, pets, etc.)
Always considering employee well-being and inclusion when making key decisions for the company
Providing employees top-notch benefits and sharing the success of the company with employees through profit sharing and team bonuses

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

Access to our digital and physical manga library, anime apparel gear & collectables, a hybrid work from home schedule, communications/internet stipend.flexible working hours, parental benefits, employee engagement events, work from home equipment stipend, monthly transit/parking subsidies for commuting, philanthropic leave, competitive health plan offerings, and 401(K) plan with employer matching.

Our response to COVID-19

VIZ went fully remote in 2020 and 2021. Beginning in March 2022, we have started to bring employees back to the office 20% of the time on a hybrid schedule.
We have allowed for increased work hours flexibility.
We kept our company culture alive by holding virtual events like home cooking or crafting classes.