Nomura Holdings

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Nomura Holdings Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.5 65 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

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Koji Nagai

(5 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 1: It is well know for Work Life Balance(in 8 reviews)

  • Great atmosphere to work, very employee-friendly environment(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Salary is not par with other IBs(in 3 reviews)

  • Major decisions are driven by teams in London and Tokyo(in 3 reviews)

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    Good internship in general - Much room for improvement

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsOn the job training was terrific. Everyone was very friendly and willing to answer your questions. I could just walk into the Director's office and ask a question at any time. Very good interaction with people from other departments as well.

    ConsThe summer internship program was not very structured. We had a few events (networking, visit to Fed, exchanges, etc) but that was it, nothing really exciting. The firm could improve on formal training, and networking events for interns.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter review and discussion of full time job at the at of the internship. Right now, it's not part of the procedure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good industry benchmark

    Vice President (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsValuable experiences and variety of personalities

    ConsToo much red tape, and lack of direction

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCash compensation is a plus. No weekend work - not looked down upon, just indifference. Willingness to take risk until things go wrong.

    ConsLow ego requirements to function well. A little bit of a culture shock for non-Japanese. Different style than US firms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to consider the problems of business vs. risk well enough from a distribution and principaling of risk perspective. Need to expand development resources in the area of securitization.

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    Very Japanese

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood Pay, opportunity for advancement

    ConsCultural barriers, politics, inertia, lack of articulated strategy

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that you are a global, not just Japanese, firm and act like it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    9 years - It could have been worse

    Assistant Vice President (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsA lot of my colleagues are great people and they made the place tolerable. Compensation is good.

    ConsNo advancement for gaijin. Very lacking in communication. There are 2 cultures at the company, one Japanese and everyone else. The Japanese are at work very long hours but little work comes from them. It is almost impossible to get anything done on Global scale because Tokyo blocks or is exempted from almost everything. Some smart people who usually leave very frustrated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTokyo is not always right. Good Ideas come from everywhere and it would be wise to heed all ideas. Being at work and working are 2 different things. More communication to all employees is a good idea. Direction is key to good work.

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    Very good employer

    Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat benefits, challenging and interesting work

    ConsNot always enough training provided

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more training for new employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing work culture

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Mumbai (India)

    Pros- Good leadership opportunities especially for those who take initiatives
    - Great compensation and healthy bonuses
    - Great work life balance
    - Clear career path

    Cons- Work quality might vary depending on the team
    - No great flexibility to switch teams
    - Work life balance for support teams might not be great

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    Fun to work very good culture

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Powai, Maharashtra (India)

    Prosvery good culture, open door system, down to earth people, bosses very good and understanding, flexibility to work, good work atmosphere

    ConsTravelling is a bit tedious from central side.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good investment banking analyst training program. I was there for 2 years (2012-2014)

    Investment Banking Analyst (Former Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsCollegial and professional environment. Compensation on-par with bulge bracket, though bonus is lower.

    ConsHK office. Limited potential going forward within the platform on another team or another location.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMarket relevance or profitability, pick one goal and commit resources for just one, the platform is not big enough to do two.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent !!!

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThis is among the best companies I have worked with. Good food,transport facilities for all the employees.

    ConsThe appriasal is not up to the mark.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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