Daiwa Capital Markets America

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Daiwa Capital Markets America Reviews

Updated March 31, 2014
Updated March 31, 2014
8 Reviews

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    Senior mangement out of touch and provide little if any leadership. There is no sense of mission.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Daiwa Capital Markets America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most of the American staff is great to work with. Pay is great. Fairly good benefits. Great vacation allowance but sometimes difficult to take days and strict no carry over policy.

    Cons

    Senior management tends to be elitist, especially from Japan. They are very out of touch with what is going on at the staff level. No culture. No goals or mission. There is no sense of purpose or mission. Very little employee engagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage middle managers and staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Pathetic Senior Mngt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daiwa Capital Markets America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are content or a 2 or 3 time loser in the Brokerage Industry, Daiwa is for you. They do recycle garbage alot.

    Cons

    Ironically, it's the Senior American Managers that are the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is this: Stop being phony. Back in the old Wall Street days, you would have been laid out. Walk around more and see the garbage that you promoted, and maybe you will realize what most of us know. Some of the current Managers are pathetic. A company like Daiwa is good for people who can not make it at the real Firms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not very people focused

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Daiwa Capital Markets America part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    medical benefits, great holiday party

    Cons

    Very regimented and not concerned about individual employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Brain dead management & unprofessional staff

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    Former Employee - Executive Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Daiwa Capital Markets America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lazy, incompetent staff survive well here

    Cons

    Lazy, incompetent staff survive far too well here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage with revenue producers. Clean out the dead wood. Lose redundant layers of Japanese and foreign management .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Vice President

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Daiwa Capital Markets America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relax atmosphere and flexibilities that allow you to do many things

    Cons

    too many senior people and no junior environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Conservative company, Red Tape

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Daiwa Capital Markets America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plays safe bets, tries hard to follow through unlike risk takers who may bet heavy and then fold
    Good for long term employment if you don't mind the policies

    Cons

    Too many restrictions and policies that people follow without questioning reason.
    Indecisive middle management.
    Not very satisfying to movers and shakers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Decent outfit

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Daiwa Capital Markets America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly and relaxed work environment.
    Good at certain products

    Cons

    Small shop with no internal mobility opportunities.
    Very limited offerings to clients
    No pay progress
    Lot of people waiting for retirement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give hard working people opportunity to progress
    Shake out dead wood

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    overall

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daiwa Capital Markets America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly and good work life balance

    Cons

    strong Japanese culture, difficult for non Japanese to get ahead

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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