Nomura Securities

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Nomura Securities Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 104 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Nomura Securities CEO Kenichi Watanabe

Kenichi Watanabe

(41 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Advancement opportunities are good, work life balance neutral(in 11 reviews)

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


Cons
  • awful work-life balance makes sustainability difficult(in 6 reviews)

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

104 Employee Reviews
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    Nomura internship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmall 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.

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

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    Executive Assistant

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Fantastic learning experience, culture needs development.

    Summer Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat hours compared to other i-banks
    Smaller firm size ensures that you will get a lot of personal responsibility

    ConsBecause Nomura is growing its presence in North America, a real "culture" hasn't been developed yet. The younger analysts' personalities tended to hang on the extreme end - either you were over-the-top "fratty" or too bookish.

    There seems to be a disconnect between American employees and employees from Japan. Most employees from Japan were higher execs who made little effort to connect to the people working under them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNomura needs to expand its younger workforce - it's already done a great job attracting accomplished higher management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good experience.

    Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prossmall teams, benefits (401k , medical insurance ) package is good.

    Consno strategic plan for business growth

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    horrible place

    Senior Management (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosnone that can be mentioned - perhaps just the office look

    Conseverything that shoudl not be there

    Advice to Senior Managementbe unbiased and recognise talent on merit not favourites

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Good place to work.

    Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood pay, can work there forever.

    ConsManagement. They need to carefully choose who they are hiring as upper mgmt.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Associate

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company is growing fast and you are ensured senior management exposure. Lean organization so the learning curve is steep.

    ConsLots of turnover and constant restructuring, the culture is not great either. Some politics between different offices.

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    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Good Work Environment

    Operations Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAll employees were fun and genuinely nice people.

    ConsThe team morale was low overall.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage the employees more. Don't act like a "second-tier" bank.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Decent Place To Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment with quality people.

    ConsTough to stand out as an intern

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Contractor at Nomura

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSmart people. Good teams, great projects.

    ConsLong days. Not enough people to get everything done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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