Daiwa Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Production Supervisor

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    Former Contractor - Production Supervisor in El Paso, TX
    Former Contractor - Production Supervisor in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Daiwa as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Team work environment and good schedule

    Cons

    No overtime and no incentives

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more time to employees


  2. Insightful and Hands-on

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

    I worked at Daiwa

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -had opportunity to assist in Daiwa's biggest annual investment conference -limited number of interns -good chemistry between colleagues

    Cons

    -no rotational program -located at the bottom of the island


  3. Valuable

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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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good working environment, and nice people

    Cons

    Not a super big company


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  5. Old school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daiwa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Friendly, laid back, not too demanding

    Cons

    - Slow decision making - Behind the times


  6. Helpful (1)

    Non-Japanese? No seriouscareer future

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    Former Employee - Equities
    Former Employee - Equities

    I worked at Daiwa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a person who just wants to find a job, sit quietly in a corner and get paid, even if you are doing a mediocre job: Daiwa is your kind of firm. Excellent place for employees who don't like challenging themselves.

    Cons

    As a non-Japanese employee, your career progression is limited. D spent big bucks expanding, but all the senior management levels are filled by Japanese nationals. In addition, they still do the 'management shuffle': namely every 2 years senior management changes seats. I was working in equities product line and was gone by the next shuffle: but they put the old senior boss of HR in charge of equities! This is a con as the mgmt is focused on saving their @rses until the 2 years are up. As a result the mindset becomes protective, insular and risk-avoiding: Don't rock the boat, don't show long-term strategic thinking and don't try to fix problems: because if it's not complete or it doesn't work: you get shipped to Siberia in the next mgmt shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    You can't remodel a house without tearing down some walls: sort out management practices. Administration (HR and IT) have too much power: they control (and limit) the employees, instead of supporting them in growing. Fix the corporate culture: your staff are miserable and long-term employees are obstructionist/resistant to change.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Boring 9-7, unbelievable how unskillful and incompetent bosses are, awful organisation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daiwa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Because learning curve is not challenging and work volume is low, you can take time off easily; good working hours.

    Cons

    Bad infrastructure, inexperienced MDs, backward IT, stingy health insurance. People do not usually stay long at Daiwa; teams are too big for the volume of work and quality of colleagues can be better.

    Advice to Management

    Start organizing community service and inter-departmental events. Need to stop hiring unqualified people that are not even able to write e-mails coherently!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Not impressive, the director has a tendency to scream at staffs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Daiwa

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, the company is very efficient. Warehouse and rma staffs are nice and friendly. Free parking spots available. Free warehouse BBQ during summer time.

    Cons

    Unfriendly managment staffs. Low pay. No OT payment for post-working hour meeting, and inventory count. Staff benefit no attractive. Feel like taking on an insurance, rather than a company benefit.

    Advice to Management

    To all management staffs: Please show more respect to everyone, including our clients and staff who works here. Most staffs are under-paid.



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