I’m confused on the fact of overwork in Japan after interviewing with some companies. One company sent me an offer saying “45h overwork pension included”. Does that mean I have to overwork 45h a month? Will my salary get deducted if I don’t work 45h more than my normal working?
Also I found overwork in medium tech company is also serious. One of them(around 600 staffs) told me their average overwork time is 60h another(around 300 staffs) told me 50h. A manager from that company even told me “You’re supposed to come back at 9 pm every day since you’re new graduate”. I used to think big companies already have a product which is growing steadily, it’s unnatural to ask for its employee to overwork every day. I heard of Japanese traditional working culture such as taking long hours as virtue. Is it still common in tech company? Are tech companies in japan inefficient? What will happen if I come back from work on time every day? Should I go directly to mid-career recruiting rather than new graduate recruiting since they expect new graduate to work long hours.