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Nomura Securities Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
119 Reviews
3.5
119 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Average place to work

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Too many meetings...

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    • 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 an 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
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

  6.  

    Fantastic internship

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

    I worked at Nomura Securities as an intern (less than an 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
  7.  

    Very good internship

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

    I worked at Nomura Securities part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, and better work-life balance than expected. Also paycheck was slightly above the street

    Cons

    Big cultural clash between senior japanese management and banker runing European and American offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Technology Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nomura Securities as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Small firm like experience. Great amount of learning

    Cons

    All the downsides of working for a bank - obsolete software, long hours, formal attire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great culture, nice people, excellent benefit and work-balance(a bit better than other investment bank on the street), potential growth

    Cons

    overall company infrastructure needs to be improved, other than that everything else is great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the HR department in New York needs to be more organized and be on top of things happening on the street.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nomura internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nomura Securities

    Pros

    Small teams give you a lot of exposure like you wouldn't see at a bigger bank, especially as an intern. I got to touch a lot of deals and work closely with my team.

    Cons

    Growing pains, everyone seems a little beyond capacity, frayed nerves all over.

  11.  

    Executive Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Professional environment and open to not only promoting within, but recognizing temps skills/efforts and offering permanent employment.

    Cons

    HR is not about a good match/fit ... Unfortunately, you are either in the click or out of the circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although an EA's opinion does matter within the department, so everyone can get along; remember you succeeded because you made good decisions. When you recognize that someone is performing well, speak up for them. The other EA's might not agree with your choice, but if HR listens, can read between the lines and avoid "the click" they will welcome a professionalism and understand why you have the corner office.

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