- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Mizuho SecuritiesRecommendsPositive OutlookRecommendsPositive Outlook
Colleagues are all contributory,
there is definitely an open-door policy, even with the CEO
not too much beaurocracy
benefits are over-the-top! Obama-care is going to tax the crap out of our "cadillac" plan!
Hours are long, but that's Wall Street
Suits and ties everyday (except for the summer)
Not easy to work-in-place (from home)
Advice to Management
praise publicly, discipline in private
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Mizuho Securities (New York, NY) in September 2014.
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.
- All the questions were off-topic abstract vague opinion type questions instead of ones. Answer Question
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