Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe

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Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Daiwa Securities (europe) have good people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe as a contractor

    Pros

    Many of the people I met, both in the team and in the company generally were very friendly, helpful and good at their job.

    Cons

    There were 3 Heads of Department in 2 years, so it felt unsettled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please learn and appreciate the needs of the regulators.

  2.  

    One of the best place that I worked

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy working condition, no pressure. Learnt a lot

    Cons

    Career Progress is very less over here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent xo. to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medium sized investment bank. Good overall environment, broad, exposure to senior management

    Cons

    Not the highest payers in market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revert to the core palin vanilla businesses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    an interesting period of change

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    Current Employee - Director in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe

    Pros

    work life balance is very favourable

    Cons

    lack of clear strategy / communication

  6.  

    Very Japanese style of working and managment... have to get a hang of it.. else can get frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe

    Pros

    Work life balance is maintainable in this organisation

    Cons

    Bureaucratic apporach to anything important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

  7.  

    Nettes Umfeld, die Manager waren gerecht, aber alle japanisch. Vergütung war gut. Good environment, managers were fair but all Japanese, compensation was good.

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    Former Employee - Trader in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Trader in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe full-time (more than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Daiwa hat mir die Möglichkeit geboten, mit neuen Produkten zu handeln und selbstständig neue Geschäftsbereiche kennenzulernen. Sie haben mich in meiner persönlichen Entwicklung unterstützt und ich hatte die Möglichkeit, mit dem Beistand erfahrenerer Mitarbeiter, auch japanischer Mitarbeiter, in verschiedenen Produktbereichen zu arbeiten. Die japanische Belegschaft hatte lange Arbeitszeiten, aber nahm sich trotzdem die Zeit, mit neuen Mitarbeitern zu arbeiten und gelegentlich auch abends mit ihnen Kontakte zu knüpfen.

    Daiwa offered me a chance to trade new products and learn new areas of the business with autonomy. They were supportive of my personal development and I had a chance to work in different product areas with assistance from more senior people, including Japanese staff. The Japanese staff worked long hours but still made time to work with new employees as well as socialize occasionally in the evenings.

    Cons

    Alle Manager waren Japaner, es war also eine unausgesprochene Tatsache, dass man ab einem bestimmten Punkt nur noch begrenzte Aufstiegsmöglichkeiten hat. Der Aufbau der Führungsebene war auch hierarchisch, wie man es von einer japanischen Einrichtung erwarten kann, denke ich. Deshalb mussten meine Anfragen an meinen unmittelbaren Vorgesetzten normalerweise mit zwei Führungsebenen über ihm besprochen werden, was die Entscheidungsfindung manchmal verlangsamte.

    All the managers were Japanese so an unspoken truth was that at some point you would be limited in your chances for promotion. The management structure was also hierarchial, as is to be expected at a Japanese institution i suppose, so any requests to my immediate superior normally had to be discussed with 2 layers of managers above him, which sometimes slowed decision making down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bitte sorgen Sie dafür, dass auch nichtjapanische Manager befördert werden und dass die Unternehmenskultur eine Leistungsgesellschaft unterstützt.

    Please ensure that non-Japanese managers are promoted and that the culture supports a meritocracy.

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