ORIX USA Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Challenging

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ORIX USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality people outside of C-suite, which is weak. Challenging environment to have any type of long term career plan.

    Cons

    Senior Management continues to line their pockets at the expense of employees. Ownership still asleep at the wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Strategy would be helpful.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Not a bad place to work, but not a place you would spend more than 3 years at before moving on to greener pastures.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ORIX benefits are decent compared to many alternatives. Most of the people I worked with were highly motivated, intelligent and were great to learn from.

    Cons

    After working at ORIX USA for just a modest amount of time (1 bonus cycle) , you realize that the entire place is run for the benefit of just a handful of senior executives (even despite being majority owned by the Japanese). The senior executives are more concerned with traveling on their private jets than managing risk. They also had no problem laying all the blame (losses) off on underlings, despite being primarily responsible for the investment decisions made at the firm. At the end of the day, many of the most competent individuals lost their jobs, so that the incompetent senior executives could keep their own.

    Advice to Management

    The Japanese need to get rid of just about every executive left at the firm. Among the ones left, it has become an old boys club that will add no long-term value to the organization, but will succeed in lining their own pockets and continuing to support their extravagant lifestyles.


  3. Okay Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    met very good co-workers have decent health and 401K benefits young and vibrant employees if you like financial services, there are a lot of different choices in that area

    Cons

    too much face time required difficult to achieve promotion lack of training boys' club terrible offices rarely gave perks like free food or drink

    Advice to Management

    Jim doesn't make himself known to employees. He should act more like a leader. Good reviews don't necessarily translate into promotions/raises. Management can be somewhat egotistical and oblivious to the reality of employees' lives.


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  5. Great Place to work a place with a real emphasis on making a contribution to the community

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Professional in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Investment Professional in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    long term management knew how to survive the crisis and make money always willing to abandown non-productive sectors and find new ones If you make money for them, they pay you.

    Cons

    The dislike it when deal people make bad choices. They imagine themselves critical thinkers and expect others to be.

    Advice to Management

    charitable initiatives are superb senior guys need to get involved more.


  6. solid place to work good corporate citizen

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    my boss was smart and disciplined. CEO was more of a high level player, but decent guy if you can make money for them, you get paid very well

    Cons

    their business mix changes with market conditions this causes some uncertainty among the lower level employees

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. good as it gets outside of NY

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company survived the crisis very involved in the community they ask good questions and expect you to do the same

    Cons

    gets pretty intense sometimes they change business strategies senior management seems remote

    Advice to Management

    dallas is a small operation need more interaction at all levels


  8. Helpful (1)

    A challanging, demanding but rewarding work enviroment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    every evolving business model - always learning somthing new. Pay is incentive based and reward results vs seniority or hours

    Cons

    cross department communication can be weak to non existant

    Advice to Management

    employee meetings or periodic walk arounds would help foster a feeling of 2 way communications


  9. Secretary

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ORIX USA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company based out of Japan.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and little communication


  10. Orix

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ORIX USA full-time

    Pros

    ORIX USA's executive leadership guides an employee team of more than 1,300 industry-leading professionals in the firm's Dallas headquarters, as well as offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Frankfurt, London and Paris.

    Cons

    High turn over and at times management seemed unorganized. Strategy could at times changes frequently. Limited upward mobility potential due.

    Advice to Management

    Improve High turn over and at times management seemed unorganized. Strategy could at times changes frequently. Limited upward mobility potential due.


  11. Good place to grow, with nice folks and a balanced work/family life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Including bonuses, compensation is excellent if you are a high achiever. ORIX is generally good with hours, vacation time, and maternity leave. Frequent acquisitions keep things interesting and usually move ORIX up into higher classes in terms of of pay, perks, and benefits. Some A players, and a lot of nice folks.

    Cons

    Without bonuses, salaries are sub-par. Bonuses are essentially deferred compensation that you end up working all year to receive, and forfeit if you leave. Corporate identity is fragmented, usually dominated by the most recent acquisition. The emphasis on the bottom-line sometimes results in a decline in quality, perks, and team-building activities. Somehow, despite its better-than-average compensation, ORIX seems cheap. It's a good place to grow until you hit a ceiling, since there is generally low turnover in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Modify the "bottom line" approach to emphasize excellence and teamwork. Encourage high performers with more than just an annual cash bonus.



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