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Mizuho Financial Group Overview

Tokyo (Japan)
10000+ employees
2002
Company - Public (MFG)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
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

  • How can you ace an interview at Mizuho? Here's what Brian McQuade, Managing Director of HR in the Americas, suggests candidates do to prepare.

    Attracting Top Talent: Q&A with Mizuho's Managing Director of HR

    Brian McQuade, Managing Director, Human Resources for Mizuho Americas began his career with the firm nearly 20 years ago. Over that time he has seen many changes in the way firms select and assess top talent. When he started, online recruitment was in its infancy, and LinkedIn had yet to be founded.

  • Now a Managing Director in Investment Banking, Wayne Wright tells us more about his journey and how he delivers top-notch service in tech and telecoms.

    Meet Mizuho: Leaving Nothing To Chance

    Mizuho Americas offers award-winning strategic and creative solutions in corporate and investment banking, global markets, sales and trading, treasury, asset management, custody, research and more.

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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 around the world 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 our 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
  • 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
    • Named to First Industry-Neutral Gender-Equality Index (GEI)
  • Fund Technology and WSL Award for Best New Trading Product (Mizuho Electronic Trading)
    • Fund Intelligence, 2018
  • 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 
  • 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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    -Great people to work with and place to develop your career.
    -Great worklife balance
    -Growing company

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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Mizuho Financial Group Photos

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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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