Nomura Holdings Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
70 Reviews
3.6
70 Reviews
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Koji Nagai
7 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is better than American banks (in 10 reviews)

  • Great atmosphere to work, very employee-friendly environment (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Salary is not par with other IBs (in 3 reviews)

  • Major decisions are driven by teams in London and Tokyo (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good internship in general - Much room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Nomura Holdings

    Pros

    On the job training was terrific. Everyone was very friendly and willing to answer your questions. I could just walk into the Director's office and ask a question at any time. Very good interaction with people from other departments as well.

    Cons

    The summer internship program was not very structured. We had a few events (networking, visit to Fed, exchanges, etc) but that was it, nothing really exciting. The firm could improve on formal training, and networking events for interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better review and discussion of full time job at the at of the internship. Right now, it's not part of the procedure.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nomura Holdings

    Pros

    Great benefits, challenging and interesting work

    Cons

    Not always enough training provided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training for new employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great perks, use of latest technologies and a good work culture

    Cons

    Work-life balance is slightly skewed. They do try to have some activities. If you are lucky you can get a team with a better work life and also some activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should try to nurture employee interests and retain talented employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    great people to work with

    Cons

    need to develop its own culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good leadership opportunities especially for those who take initiatives
    - Great compensation and healthy bonuses
    - Great work life balance
    - Clear career path

    Cons

    - Work quality might vary depending on the team
    - No great flexibility to switch teams
    - Work life balance for support teams might not be great

  7.  

    Good investment banking analyst training program. I was there for 2 years (2012-2014)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Collegial and professional environment. Compensation on-par with bulge bracket, though bonus is lower.

    Cons

    HK office. Limited potential going forward within the platform on another team or another location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market relevance or profitability, pick one goal and commit resources for just one, the platform is not big enough to do two.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent !!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Nomura Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is among the best companies I have worked with. Good food,transport facilities for all the employees.

    Cons

    The appriasal is not up to the mark.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Greatplace to work with, high pay, good transportation service, low price and good quality food at the cafeteria :)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus if you perform well

    Cons

    Job security in case of firing is a huge risk
    Long working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job in monthly status meetings but would be great if you could directly share the information with subordinates about company's short term and long term goals

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfactory, Good learning and oppotunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good working hours, Commutation facilities, steep learning curve, good opportunities, high importance to culture and ethics, Higher management is good, not to be complaint about.

    Cons

    Mid level management is not effective, open minded and needs more experience or training in handling the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be unbiased while recruiting your own management people in terms of religion and value your employees and their views more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nomura Holdings

    Pros

    great food, flexible timings, cool managers, not a bad start, could study and prepare for CAT, bus service and other employee benefit service,

    Cons

    some old employees not from reputed college or lifestyle, marginal increments, pathetic training and too much expectation in first few months, laying off during recession

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not really

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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