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Nomura Securities Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
129 Reviews
3.5
129 Reviews
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Nomura Securities CEO Kenichi Watanabe
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great work life balance, really great people to work with (in 15 reviews)

  • Employee centric and amazing work environment with great insurance (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance; management (bureaucratic); seniority (in 7 reviews)

  • meritocracy is not what they say, no visibility to senior management, no 360 reviews (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Computer Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Computer Systems Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nomura Securities as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, midtown location. Cool.

    Cons

    No immediate cons. Great company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Much work to be done but a number of quality people. Opportunities exist for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The firm is still growing in the US. The company needs better communications between divisions and functions while a significant level of infrastructure spending must be made in order to sustain growth.

    Cons

    Upper management is sometimes sold but often focusses on things that were important at their former employers, which were far more established and not as focused on infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Very bad place to work for Dba

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nomura Securities

    Pros

    Nothing pro here. Very bad place

    Cons

    Dba manager is horrible. Lot of yelling and scream

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Life in middle office

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

    I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work llfe balance is great for most groups, company has potential to grow in North America and balance sheet is in right place for today's market place

    Cons

    Middle management needs improvement , people with knowledge are. Not in the loop, communication from middle management is limited and leadership at that level is learning on the go when great individuals are over looked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the AVP level for CTB/ RTB ideas the best things come from the folks doing the job

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

    Operations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty Good work life balance

    Cons

    Not great leadership in ops

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Average place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Nomura Securities full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package, willingness to work with people to accommodate personal needs. Open to training and other opportunities for skill/professional growth.

    Cons

    Unwilling to provide good bonuses unless you are well-connected. Unwilling to give raises even if the company has a good year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the technology sector, management is doing a decent job providing training and other opportunities for people; the compensation piece should improve given the high workload and commitment from its staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, International, good opportunites for training. International exposure

    Cons

    Salary less than market. You may be hired for something but the work is something else.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Too many meetings...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Nomura Securities full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture; good morale, great benefits.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical structure, tendency to schedule way too many meetings to resolve issues that don't require meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Nomura Securities as an intern

    Pros

    great work life balance, really great people to work with

    Cons

    There was a lot of turnover in my group

  11.  

    Fantastic internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Nomura Securities as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, regularly interacted with senior management. Analysts and associates were eager to help. Firm is growing quickly. Small intern class provided us a chance to get to know our class very well.

    Cons

    Long hours and some weekend work, but better than most places on the street. Small analyst classes. Less name recognition outside of banking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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