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VIZ Media LLC. is an American manga publisher, anime distributor and entertainment company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1986 as VIZ LLC.. In 2005, VIZ LLC and ShoPro Entertainment merged to form the current VIZ Media LLC, which is owned by Japanese publishing conglomerate Hitotsubashi Group, which includes Shueisha, Shogakukan and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions. As of 2017, Viz Media is the largest publisher of graphic novels and comic books in the United States, with a 23% share of the market.


A former editor mentioned, "VIZ has a poor track record with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion. There are very few Black and Latinx employees at the company, and the company culture caters to its middle-aged/older employees, which leaves younger employees feeling alienated. The executive leadership team is not diverse, nor are they well-versed in leading a modern company. Growth opportunities are few and far between, and the office culture can occasionally fall prey to cliques and favoritism. It is very easy to professionally stagnate at VIZ and many talented employees end up leaving simply because they are not given the opportunity to advance and grow."

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Intern (Former Employee) says

"Interesting multi-culture diverse people to work. Flexible time is a plus to consider. Free stuff / lunch given to employee in certain occassion.Free coffee / green tea."

Manager (Former Employee) says

"Japanese-owned company Management, doesn't know how to Certain critical functions, like HR, are not experienced Fun place, so many people are big fans"

Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) says

"No real diversity. I understand that because they are in the business of Anime and Japanese cartoons and shows. Management is quite biased and very soft."

IT Support Specialist (Former Employee) says

"VIZ is a great company to work for, it has a lot of great people and a very diverse company and hosts a seasonal ping-pong competition."

Marketing (Former Employee) says

"During my time at VIZ, there was a lot of change going on, and it affected the general happiness level of the employees. There were a lot of smart, passionate people there, but many found some management strategies frustrating and were looking to leave. That said, VIZ is doing well despite an industry that, as a whole, is struggling. Perhaps when they emerge from this transitional period, the work experience will become more pleasant.Good work/life balance, passionate colleagues, good HRDisgruntled colleagues, Not a ton of growth opportunity"