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  1. "Investment banking analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - strong global presence
    - full service i bank

    Cons

    - structuring issues

    - deal flow and other things


  2. "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daiwa Securities Japan full-time

    Pros

    Name value in Japan. Better work-life balance compared to other companies in the industry.

    Cons

    Not much name value outside Japan. Very conservative and hierarchical. Employees generally not motivated. Most of the hard-working and smart juniors left within 3 years or so as they saw no future.

  3. "Friendly but not competitive"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Daiwa Securities Japan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They work professionally and behave right according to the law. Social welfare is good.

    Cons

    The working environment is not competitive enough and the culture is too conservative without trying new things. Even the salary is very low compared to other companies, they still can't make satisfactory profit. This is because they don't fire inefficient employees and pay higher for efficient ones.


  4. "Good to gain domestic market experience, but too much bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Daiwa Securities Japan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good to work as an undergraduate to gain domestic Japanese market experience
    - Fairly good work life balance (depends on the department though)
    - Very little risk of getting fired

    Cons

    - Too much bureaucracy
    - Not many foreigners working there in Tokyo office. People lack cultural understanding. So this is one of the hardest places to work for a foreigner.
    - Compensation is very low if you are hired in Tokyo.
    - No career growth. Basically I would advice to move on after 3 years.
    - Totally illogical and stupid internal rotation policy
    - Management has old fashioned mentality.

    Advice to Management

    - Please promote more younger people without discriminating based on age.
    - Hire foreigners as executives and board members if you are serious about being a global player.