Benefits

Mercari provides a range of benefits to support whatever work style helps you embody our values and perform at your best.

Working environment

Flexible schedule

Mercari members work on a flextime schedule, with core hours of 12:00 to 16:00. (*does not apply to some positions)

* Currently, due to the spread of COVID-19 infection, we have introduced a full flex system without core time so that we can increase the choice of working hours and more flexible working styles.
* Mercari has introduced a work style policy called “Your Choice.” Each member is free to choose whether they want to work in the office or work fully remote. *Exceptions made for certain kinds of work.

Sick leave

Mercari grants up to 10 days a year for sick leave, which is separate from paid holidays. Our employees can take sick leave not only to recover from an illness or injury, but also to care for cherished family members (spouse or partner, child, parent, grandparent, sibling, or pet) who support our employees on a daily basis.

Relax days

We provide 3 additional days of leave that can be used any time during the year – not just summer or winter.

The latest equipment

Mercari provides employees in engineering positions with the latest macOS laptop in whatever specs you’d like, and employees in non-engineering positions with the latest high-spec PCs. We also provide the latest smartphones and tablets as necessary so you can perform at your best.

Outside work encouraged

We encourage employees to pursue other work as they’d like: writing books, speaking at events, angel investing, consulting, etc.

Free drinks

Mercari members have access to free vending machines located throughout the office.

Learning

Seminar participation support

Mercari will cover all costs of seminars that you wish to join.

Book purchases

Mercari covers the full cost of technical books, business books, etc.

Mutual learning and personal growth

Mercari employees can participate in unique programs catered to their individual needs.

Incentive system

Incentive system

Mercari offers an incentive system consisting of stock options and cash bonuses. We know that all of our employees are working together to improve Mercari’s businesses and corporate value, and we want everyone to share in the rewards.

Employee stock ownership program and fund matching

At Mercari, we offer an employee stock ownership program with fund matching to encourage all employees to work together to improve Mercari’s businesses and corporate value, and as a result, share in the rewards. The company matches (subsidizes) 25% of the funds that employees pay into the program. Our employees are therefore able to purchase additional stock equivalent to the amount of the matched funds. (Contributions paid from employee incentives are also eligible for 25% fund matching.) Note: As of August 2021

Language

Language learning support

To help members of all different nationalities and cultures communicate easily, Mercari’s Language Education Team provides language study programs and original tests to match the level of each member.

Chat lunch

We hold regular casual lunches for members to practice chatting in the languages they’re learning.

Translation/interpretation support

Mercari’s Global Operations Team provides translation and interpretation support to ensure smooth communication between members of all different nationalities and cultures.

Life events

Our benefits system, which is loved and called “merci box” by our employees, was introduced in February 2016 in order to provide an environment where members can Go Bold to the fullest and give 100% both inside and outside of the office.

Maternity/paternity and caregiving support

We provide financial support to employees returning from maternity/paternity leave or providing care to a family member.
This system enables you to fully focus on your family and then welcomes you back to work when you’re ready.

Caregiving leave

In the event that you need to take leave to care for an injured or ill member of your immediate family, we provide up to 10 days of caregiving leave (5 paid) per year.

Financial support for fertility treatment

We know that fertility treatments can be expensive, which is why we provide monetary support (up to a certain amount) for the various treatments available, regardless of income or age.

Financial support for egg freezing *Trial is now underway

We provide financial support to cover the cost of egg freezing, such as ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, anesthetic, cryopreservation, frozen egg thawing, and cryopreservation extension to extend the egg storage period. To counter situations where members might give up on pregnancy and childbirth to prioritize their careers, this benefit provides support to mitigate our employees’ uneasiness for the future by offering them a range of assistance as life plan options. Moreover, all Mercari employees, as well as their spouse or partner, are eligible for this benefit, and as a part of the support offered for fertility treatments, we make available a maximum of 2 million yen per child.

Financial support for childcare costs

When your child is sick, Mercari covers the cost of special nursing facilities or hiring a babysitter with no time restrictions, so that you don’t have to worry about your child’s well-being.

Financial support for private preschools

If your child is unable to get into a government-licensed preschool, we will pay the difference when enrolling them into a private one.

Financial support for childcare for children less than 1 year of age *Trial is now underway

We provide financial support for the costs related to using a registered or non-registered daycare, or a babysitting service during the period from when the employee returns from childbirth leave until the child’s first birthday. By offering financial support for childcare costs, this benefit increases the options available to employees when they want to return from childbirth leave early and provides them with more flexibility in building their career and life plan. Moreover, all Mercari employees, as well as their spouse or partner, are eligible for this benefit for which we make available a maximum of 100,000 yen per month.

Paid honeymoon leave and gift

To celebrate your marriage, we give you paid honeymoon leave and a monetary gift.
*Mercari’s definition of marriage includes registered marriage, common-law marriage, and same-sex marriage. Benefits granted to spouses apply equally to your partner in any such marriage.

Paid childbirth leave and gift

We provide you with paid leave to attend the birth of your child, as well as a monetary gift.

Condolence money and paid leave

In the event of a tragedy in the family, we offer paid leave and condolence money.

*The above items may change.

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