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Mizuho Bank Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Recruiting Coordinator Interview

Recruiting Coordinator
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mizuho Bank.

Interview Details – I had a 1:1 interview process then proceeded to the next round where I met with 5 other employees in the HR team. Interview process was generally easy with basic behavioral questions but what threw me off was the the end of the interviewing process. They never contacted me regarding the decision or me being accepted or rejected, which I felt was a bit unprofessional.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult- Basic behavioral questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Mizuho Bank in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through the University and had a phone call within a week with two interviewers. Questions from first interviewer were what do you know about Mizuho Bank? Second interviewer asked all technical questions about the three main valuation methodologies and how I would go about analyzing a firm from a credit perspective.

Heard back the following day that I earned a superday. Mizuho will only pay for your flight and not cover your travel expenses to and from the airport. During the superday, had seven interviews. Nearly all technical questions and mainly Q&A for the interviewee. Also, was asked why corporate banking? Importance of free cash-flow from a credit perspective? Asked about solvency and liquidity ratios. And of course tell me about yourself?

Interview Question – Why do you want to do Investment Banking? (Odd since it is a corporate banking position)   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Financial Analyst Intern Interview

Financial Analyst Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Mizuho Bank in February 2014.

Interview Details – Interview was scheduled to be 30 minutes, but interview took half that time. Very fast paced and interviewer was brisk. Almost felt like I didn't have a chance to finish what I was saying. No technical questions; mainly personality and asked about things on my resume. Asked some questions about the company, and who their competitors were.

Interview Question – Tell me about a business transaction that you recently read in the Wall Street Journal   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Officer Interview

Officer
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Mizuho Bank.

Interview Details – Multi Staged, interviewed with multiple HR people, and people from the actual buisness line.
Given both a Brig-Mayer and other test to determine mental compentancy
Refrence process is rather tedious.

Interview Question – Describe Mizuho Corp Bank 7 buisness lines in detail and our compeditors.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Mizuho Bank.

Interview Details – I had only one interview. It was not difficult, and they did not ask any tricky questions. They basically wanted to hear about my experience and whether I thought I could handle the responsibilities of the job. They asked specific questions about my background and experience, but nothing crazy.

Interview Question – The only unexpected thing was that they asked for a sample of my work.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The HR person, who is no longer at Mizuho, gave me to understand that the small guaranteed bonus would be in addition to whatever else I could add to it throu the good work I was expected to do. This turned out to have no basis in fact. But, as I say, that recruiter is no longer with Mizuho, and I don't believe such experience will recur.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Risk Management Analyst Interview

Risk Management Analyst
New York, NY

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mizuho Bank in April 2011.

Interview Details – Company had a series on interviews (one with the HR department and then with the division managers). Easy interview questions with an emphasis on microsoft access and fixing problems with macros embedded in access.

Interview Question – How would you decode a macro to find exactly where an error arises?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Business Planning Supports Officer Interview

Business Planning Supports Officer
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Mizuho Bank in September 2013.

Interview Details – Interview was conducted by two Japanese interviewers (one general manager and a junior manager). 70% conducted in English and the other 30% was conducted in Japanese to test Japanese proficiency. Interview went on for around 45 minutes and the interviewers gave cues for me to take more initiative to ask more questions. Interview went awkward near the end of it as no more questions were posed by interviewers.

Interview Question – Suggest a strategic plan where you can link up the bank with the local government.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Mizuho Bank.

Interview Details – applied through school career assistance
have both interview and assessment (written)
interview is just about your personal qualities and some major economic views

Interview Question – how do you see the coming trend in local economy   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Mizuho Bank in February 2012.

Interview Details – asked what I know about LBO and how they relate to the current financial climate.

Also to give an approx value of the number of TV in the UK

Interview Question – Tv in the UK   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Leung Tin Tsuen (Hong Kong)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mizuho Bank in February 2013.

Interview Details – HR Interview and Lines Manager Interview

Interview Question – Your expectation on the job nature and Manager Management   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Don't like Japanese Bank

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