Nomura Holdings
3.5 of 5 62 reviews
www.nomura.com Tokyo, Japan 5000+ Employees

Nomura Holdings Reviews

Updated Mar 15, 2014
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3.5 61 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

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Koji Nagai

(5 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good industry benchmark

Vice President (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than 5 years

ProsValuable experiences and variety of personalities

ConsToo much red tape, and lack of direction

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Has lost direction over the last 3 years. Wants to be a center of excellence, isn't... Hates being a KPO, which it is.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I have been working at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMany Ops and IT processes supporting the regions are carried out here - although difficult to move around a lot, one can get a good exposure of the support teams across products and lines of business.

ConsNomura as a firm is in a difficult situation of losing shareholder confidence; the Lehman acquisition was not a good move. It has cost the firm 5 years and a lot of wasted time and effort (in trying to make erstwhile lehman employees work like japanese do).
Today, the India (Powai) office has about 3000 employees who support globally shrinking businesses. It is a good place for freshers to come in and learn how an IB works, but for experienced folks, there is limited growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone as you know what's going on but you choose to ignore it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice people, bad direction and excessively bland work

Analyst (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than a year

Pros- Great facilities on-site (well maintained building, concierge, cheap food, gym, etc)
- Most people are very helpful, integration can go smoothly

Cons- Work is extremely bland, with almost nobody interested in what they're doing, it's just "get it out of the door"
- Extremely high attrition rate on some teams (related to first con)
- Very unbalanced workload, inefficient task division and internal processes

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease ensure that you focus on an overarching vision that all your employees are aware of and keep your employees happy professionally with meaningful tasks and fair cross-regional task division and communication as well as awareness across the layers of the organisation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I have been working at Nomura Holdings

ProsCompensation and other benefits provided

ConsHardly any learning curve or advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote career advancement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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