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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Katsunori Nagayasu
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Pros
  • Good work life balance compared to other investment banks (in 17 reviews)

  • Bright workforce, customer focused, good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Terrible merger with Union Bank, a lot of good things from MUFG went away for employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Gets quite messy at the senior levels with a lot of politics (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Getting better, but painfully slow (protracted)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good calibre of recent (<4 years) hires, and business growth. Some are at par with other well regarded investment banks.

    Cons

    Weak (even with new initiatives) training, low promotion/mobility, and few mentors as many are old timers wanting to preserve their position.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat, focus on the performers. Promote from within. Otherwise people will leave.


  2. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great team atmosphere

    Cons

    Inefficient corporate structure and policies

    Advice to Management

    Streamline business processes for efficient execution


  3. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Rapid growth in the U.S. Competitive comp.

    Cons

    Slow to change some areas that the bank is weaker at

    Advice to Management

    Pay junior workers


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  5. "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Bright workforce, customer focused, good benefits

    Cons

    Regulatory requirements sometimes slow growth


  6. "Good place to learn"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot
    Quick movement up because a lot of employees are sub par

    Cons

    Work with a lot of sub par employees

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat, pay better to get better employees


  7. "Investment Banking - Avoid at All Costs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like having to clear every little detail and love the administrative work associates with requiring approval by 10+ eternal teams, this is the place for you!

    Cons

    Pay is below market (base and bonus). Non-Japanese employees are treated like dirt. The "training" is the worst on the street as they group everyone together from IBD to Operations so the material is only applicable for 5% of the analyst class (instead of financial modeling and series test review it's 2 weeks of lease accounting and a half-day of excel). No mentorship, witnessed numerous cases blatant gender and racial discrimination, and high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in junior talent and make sure the "mentors" actually want to contribute


  8. "Difficult culture, and constant change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are decent

    Cons

    Long working hours, cut-throat management


  9. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Potential to grow and lead if in the right leadership silo

    Cons

    Poor management, siloed departments, lack of cohesive culture, scattered vision, red tape, bureaucracy at all corners

    Advice to Management

    Excel with new talent and leadership within middle management. Require positive change with innovative thought and challenge


  10. "Don't Work Here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Headquarters is in a great location.

    Cons

    Despite several years of cultural harmony, this is now a place where silos have been rebuilt and all progress toward globalization has been destroyed. Support staff are not valued and creativity is discouraged. There have been a number of truly awful hires, especially at leadership roles. Don't work here if you want advancement or professional satisfaction.


  11. "internal service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small team, easy to communicate with members, easy job, nice guys

    Cons

    bad version of the software or technologies been chosen, may not good for your future career



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