I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time (Less than a year)
Nomura analysts typically have better (fewer) hours than analyst positions at other institutions. You also don't work with quite as many hot-heads as you would at a larger bank and everyone actually gets along pretty well.
Nomura does not have the pedigree or name recognition that many other banks do, which hurts your chances for hearing back from headhunters if you decide to pursue a career down other financial avenues.
Advice to Management
I don't have any real advice for management because I just started working here. A lot of the managers have great experience at other banks and are working hard to grow Nomura's reputation.
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Nomura Securities (New York, NY).
Telephone interview. Followed by in person technical interview by two colleagues and one manager. Prepare for coding questions as well as platform specific questions such as multi-threading, OOP frameworks and patterns. Interview process was fair without any drama.
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