Nomura Holdings Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
70 Reviews
3.6
70 Reviews
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Koji Nagai
7 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is better than American banks (in 10 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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  1.  

    Amazing work culture

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    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

  2.  

    Fun to work very good culture

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

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Travelling is a bit tedious from central side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
  3.  

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

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

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    struggling in overseas business

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Japanese bosses tend to show respect for staff. Work-life balance is better than American banks.

    Cons

    Management pretty clueless about international business. Post-Lehman integration was not well-managed. Most Lehman staff have departed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent !!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The appriasal is not up to the mark.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Greatplace to work with, high pay, good transportation service, low price and good quality food at the cafeteria :)

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good bonus if you perform well

    Cons

    Job security in case of firing is a huge risk
    Long working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job in monthly status meetings but would be great if you could directly share the information with subordinates about company's short term and long term goals

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfactory, Good learning and oppotunities

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working hours, Commutation facilities, steep learning curve, good opportunities, high importance to culture and ethics, Higher management is good, not to be complaint about.

    Cons

    Mid level management is not effective, open minded and needs more experience or training in handling the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be unbiased while recruiting your own management people in terms of religion and value your employees and their views more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great learning experience and well structured program to help new college grads for the IT division in Mumbai.

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helpful environment for learning. Depends on manager and business division though to some extent

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sharing Experience

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent facilities such as Pickup and Drop, Food, Insurance, Protection, Infrastructure, health Checkup. No doubt, unmatchable in the country.

    Cons

    They'll try to hire a Lion and then they will make sure that he will eat fodder. Once you are allocated to any project you'll then under full mercy of your manager. Salary increment, Promotion all are based on discuss not on performance. Salary is not par with other IBs. If you want then resign and bargain, which most of the people do, rather, management offer them. No leadership in management in India. Everything is setting.

    I'll recommend this if you want to enjoy life and hardly think about work. Leave to the hardworking people in the firm and enjoy. Party with management and they'll take care of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please value handwork of true people, not only the one you know but also the one who does good work.They'll remember you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a good place to start as a fresher

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

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Friendly environment, higher management is always accessible. Flexible hours, great facilities like cafeteria and gym and parking.

    Cons

    Very reactive atmosphere with a lot of time spent on planning and testing than the actual development as such. Hard to make quick fixes/releases. Technology exposure is limited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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