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Mizuho Securities Interview Questions

Updated Dec 2, 2014
Updated Dec 2, 2014
8 Interview Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Mizuho Securities in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went in there thinking I was applying for a particular position with very specific skill sets. At least that's how it was advertised. Instead, I was greeted by someone who was a bit arrogant and a second person who appeared to be his lackey. The interview was almost entirely off-topic and consisted of abstract vague opinion type questions. It took a pretty typical turn where instead of attempting to find out what I had to offer they wanted to see if I tripped up on these "prerequisite" questions. Honestly, after 5 minutes, I was ready to walk out. It's clear they don't know how to interview for this type of position. I can safely say this was one of the worst interview experience I've ever had in my career. I think they are trying to throw money at the situation hoping they will eventually find their "dream" candidate who would become another sheep for them. I would never want to work for a company who has people like this working for them. I think the reviews in here also speak for themselves.

    While unfortunate, this is not a big deal since I still have a nicely paying job. In fact, this interview kind of made me appreciate my current position more.

    I usually don't write negative reviews, but I felt strongly about this one. It's definitely not going to be everyone's cup of tea.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were off-topic abstract vague opinion type questions instead of ones.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accounting Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Mizuho Securities.

    Interview Details

    4-5 rounds of interviews depending if the controller has time to interview you. Standard behavioral questions. Nothing technical. They like to go through every detail of your resume. The people are friendly so the environment was very relaxed.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think about the global business and Mizuho's role in it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hoboken, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hoboken, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Mizuho Securities in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I met two Mizuho employers at a college career fair, a VP and his assistant VP. They were friendly and took my resume but didn't give a business card and told me they would call me back. Received an email scheduling a phone interview about a week later, and a week after that received another email offering an in-office interview. The interview was with 4 different people and lasted approx. 2 hours. Three of the interviewers asked a lot of fit and behavioral while one asked a bunch of simple technical accounting questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    - Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Mizuho Securities in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I attended the Boston Career Forum. I just walked to their booth and they arranged the interview right away. They ask you what you studied at school, and some common questions. Then they purposefully ask you difficult questions and make claims whenever you say something.

    Interview Questions
    • Some questions about current market, economics, finance etc   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Mizuho Securities.

    Interview Details

    First round interviews were 3 back to back, 30 minutes each at the NY office. Second round was 4 back-to-back, 15 minutes each.

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through your resume, explain about your past experience   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Mizuho Securities in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Finance test for the first round, then more rounds interviewing one on one each time. Mostly fit/behavioral questions (classic walk thru resume, challenging courses, why IB... etc) with some technical questions (valuation).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Rates Quant Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Mizuho Securities in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    technical interview. I was asked to do 3 papers, 1 maths, 1 finance and 1 coding. Maths comes from S.Shreve's book, solve SDE. Finance was mainly about different kinds of bonds and rate derivatives. Coding was not about coding but focused on compiling...THE hardest interview I have ever had...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Portfolio Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Mizuho Securities in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was in Japanese and the majority was case based as well as skill based testing. Required to undergo 5 separate interviews and address a penal of 4 people in the last two interviews. Interviewers are not very fluent nor comfortable in English so i t was essential to learn all the manners of corporate Japanese practices

    Interview Questions
    • Given the Financial Crisis what elements in the banking sector would you help to protect?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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