Where do Japanese engineers want to work

Toyota is the dream company where Japanese engineers want to work. The next most desired companies are Honda, Panasonic, Nintendo and Canon. Sony and Canon lost positions compared with last year. On the other hand Nissan moved from the 20th to the 9th position and NEC from the 29th to the 10th!

Ingenieros japoneses
Companies ranked by Japanese engineers.

In order to build the final ranking the engineers were asked to reply different questions about reliability, stability, innovativeness and future potential of the company. Panasonic was first in reliability, Toyota in stability, Intel in innovativeness and Nintendo in future potential.

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What Japanese company would you like to work for? And if you are an engineer for what company would you like to work in your company?

Data from Nikkeibp.

5 Comments
  • Tornadoes28

    January 26, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Interesting that Intel is in there. If Intel, why not Microsoft I wonder?

  • Apple Otaku

    January 26, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I have a strong interest in video games and digital imaging so I’d have a hard time deciding between Nintendo, Canon and Nikon.

  • fugutabetai

    January 26, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I’m a software engineer working at Amazon.co.jp and I absolutely love it here.

  • Adrian Havill

    January 27, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I should point out that the survey was for electric, electronic and machinery engineers, not software engineers.

    That’s a very different list.

  • Benson

    January 29, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    FYI – Toyota & Honda are practitioners of Agile Development, even before software engineers got hold of it. It is definitely a much more rewarding working process.