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Mizuho Financial Group Overview

Tokyo (Japan)
10000+ employees
2002
Company - Public (MFG)
Finance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 56,000 employees worldwide ... Read more

Mission: To be the most trusted financial services group with a global presence and a broad customer base, contributing to the prosperity of the world, Asia, and Japan.

Company Updates

  • Here's why our unique approach is proving successful in the U.S.

    WSJ: Creating Growth & Innovation on Wall Street

    Leaders from Mizuho Americas discuss its recent growth and innovative approach to customized solutions for its clients.

  • We made Honor Roll! Thanks to our partner, Exelon, for naming us to their 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Honor Roll for the second consecutive year. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQla2

    Exelon Recognizes Top Service Firms That Share Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    CHICAGO - As part of ongoing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion (D&I) in all aspects of its business, Exelon has named 20 professional service partners to its 2017 D&I Honor Roll.

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Mizuho Financial Group – Why Work For Us?


We offer the best of both worlds—the feeling of a boutique work environment within a global organization. Our steady growth in the Americas gives our people at all levels rewarding degrees of responsibility and a richer work experience than a small firm or an established giant could offer alone. Whether interested in client-facing roles, legal, risk, compliance, credit, audit, marketing, IT, HR or operations, you can collaborate and grow as part of a talented, tight-knit team within one of the largest banks in the world.

  • A dynamic workplace that values diversity and innovation
  • An ego-free, collaborative and respectful culture
  • Challenging and varied projects with a broad corporate and institutional client base
  • Opportunities for short-term and long-term international assignments
  • A wide array of training and learning development programs
  • Job stability at a company with a great reputation and steady growth plans
  • A global network of contacts that will benefit you throughout your career

Doing right by our clients, our community and each other.

We prove that it’s possible to do well and do good. Our employees regularly give back through ongoing service projects, including financial education, job skills training, food donation and distribution and more. We’ve also adopted the Equator Principles to support regional environmental and social issues tied to funded projects. Through the Mizuho USA Foundation, we support programs that advance workforce development, affordable housing, economic development and other critical social issues.

Trust, relationship-building, teamwork, innovation, and social responsibility are central to Mizuho's vision and values. We aspire:

  • To be the most trusted financial services group with a global presence and a broad customer base, contributing to the prosperity of the world, Asia, and Japan
  • To be our clients' most trusted partner, providing innovative thinking and solutions based on our deep, extensive financial experience and expertise
  • To put our clients and interests first, providing the best financial products and services with honesty and integrity
  • To identify and respond to new marketplace and world trends with innovative, progressive, and forward-thinking approaches
  • To embrace diversity, respect human rights, and harness the power of our collective strengths
  • Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Debt Capital Markets in Yen
    • Global Capital Bond Awards, 2016
  • Best Oil and Gas Project Financing
    • LatinFinance, 2016
    • Lead arranger on Waha Pipelines project 
  • 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Honor Roll
    • Exelon, 2016
  • U.S. Dollar Bond of the Year
    • IFR, 2015
    • Active lead on $21B Actavis bond to fund Allergan purchase 
  • Alibaba’s $25B IPO, largest in history
    • Lead manager
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev’s SABMiller takeover
    • Joint bookrunner on $46B bond issuance, second largest in history
  • Teva’s $15B bond offering
    • Active bookrunner on third largest bond offering in 2016
  • Dominion Resources’ purchase of Questar Corp.
    • Lead arranger and underwriter
  • WebMD’s $360M convertible bond offering
    • Sole bookrunning manager


Mizuho Financial Group Reviews

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    I have been working at Mizuho Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and growing business. Lots of opportunity for professional growth and learning. Lots of young talent with fresh ideas. Blue sky for your next job opportunity. I have the best manager in the world.

    Cons

    They have some red tape for process changes
    There are Japanese expats who can be hard to communicate with sometimes but they are never rude about it.

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Mizuho Financial Group Photos

Mizuho Financial Group photo of: Exterior of our Park Avenue office
Mizuho Financial Group photo of: Exterior shot of Mizuho Bank
Mizuho Financial Group photo of: Mizuho employees often enjoy their lunch outside on nice days
Mizuho Financial Group photo of: View of the Manhattan skyline from the Mizuho office
Mizuho Financial Group photo of: Our leadership rang the NYSE opening bell to announce the formation of our Bank Holding Company, Mizuho Americas LLC
Mizuho Financial Group photo of: Ringing the NYSE opening bell in June 2016
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Mizuho Financial Group Interviews

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    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Mizuho Financial Group.

    Interview

    Screening was done over phone, later I was invited for an in-person interview. I had both my technical and HR interviews on the same day. People were very cordial.
    Overall a very good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • A couple of sql queries were asked. Two functions were given who's output was to be computed.   Answer Question
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Mizuho Financial Group Awards & Accolades

  • Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Debt Capital Markets in Yen, Global Capital Bond Awards, 2016
  • Best Oil and Gas Project Financing, LatinFinance, 2016
  • US Dollar Bond of the Year, The IFR Awards, 2016
  • 2015 Diversity and Inclusion Honor Roll, Exelon, 2016
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