Indonesia has a strong economy and 18,307 mostly uninhabited islands. English is the top international language and Indonesians are proud of their 90.4% national literacy rate.
The land area is approximately 275% the size of Texas and it’s about 10,066 miles between Jakarta and New York City.
Indonesia is an archipelago touched by the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean on the north and east sides respectively. The Indian Ocean wraps the southern and western sides of this beautiful country that’s home to over 300 different ethnic groups and languages. The tropical climate varies with location, season, and altitude. There are three different time zones in Indonesia but no daylight savings time.
Indonesians are welcoming and friendly. Their culture values community; they prefer being“one of a group” than alone. Given the country’s stunning natural resources, surfing, diving, hiking, and camping are popular activities.
Indonesian employees have strong work ethics and are more motivated by positive relationships between managers and subordinates than performance bonuses. One of the world's largest economies, the country is home to six of Forbes Global 2000 largest companies. The World Bank classifies Indonesia as a low middle income economy with the following trade agreements and alliances:
Penalties for violating employment law includes fines (e.g., a percentage of the worker’s wages) and jail terms
Repeat offenders are publicly identified and government institutions and commercial banks are instructed to refuse them services and loans
One of two types of required contracts
Mandatory content for all employment contracts
40 hours per week, generally 8:00 am - 5:00 pm local time
Standard work week is Monday-Friday
Female employees under 18 and pregnant women with doctor’s orders cannot be employed between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.Maximum overtime four hours/day and 18 hours/week
Overtime pay varies from 1.5x -4.0x regular rate based on
Salaries by Role (USD equivalent median salaries)
Holidays: Indonesia celebrates 16 national (public) holidays and multiple observances a year. Some have fixed-dates set on the Gregorian calendar and others are based on the Lunar calendar and thus observed on different dates each year. Most of the holidays are religious holidays, including Good Friday and Christmas.
Governed by Manpower Law
Termination is highly discouraged and sometimes prohibited
Disagreements settled via