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Mizuho Financial Group Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Mizuho Financial Group President and CEO Yasuhiro Sato
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  • Managers don't care and senior management will always protect their own (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work for the people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    Jan 31, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you are having a positive experience! We recognize the frustration related to 'red tape,' which is something being examined.


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance, stable company

    Cons

    There is some Red tape with any decision


  3. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Operational Risk Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director, Operational Risk Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing revenues, looking to hire strong talent from outside the company to build out US Operations, and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Flexible work arrangements would be a good benefit for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Think strategically, invest wisely, and spend appropriately.


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  5. "Dysfunctional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    I worked at Mizuho Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are decent. Only real incentive to stay

    Cons

    No real org structure. Very Autocratic. Job roles undefined. No real Technology strategy.
    No significant movement in stock price for a longtime. Long work days as people seem to be putting out fires most of the time. In my experience it was hard to engage with senior folks.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees through feedback. Seems like most of the workers are not happy. Don't even have even an employee referral policy. Some managers are not manager level. should consider replacing many of their antiquated systems and have an better enterprise policy. Have worked for many financial institutions and this was most disappointing. A much better technology vision has to be communicated to employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the benefits are really great

    Cons

    there really are not any cons

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    Jan 31, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We hope your experience here continues!


  7. "Poor experience for non-Japanese"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mizuho Securities division has its ducks in a row and is more westernized. Other divisions are very rigid and backward.

    Cons

    Lack of clarity or direction is always an issue with management.

    Advice to Management

    Establish clearer reporting lines and autonomous leadership structure in America.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Loan analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good PTO and benefits, most people are friendly

    Cons

    A lot of cons at this place. Literally everyone is overworked and underpaid. Lots of office politics. If you are new to banking, don't expect much training. You'll be shown something once and expected to know it in and out the next time. Zero work life balance. Outdated practices and policies. Most things are still done on paper.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes, appreciate employees

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    Jan 13, 2017

    We are sorry to learn of your experience and wish that you could have contacted Human Resources in an effort to address some issues. All the best to you in your future endeavors.


  9. "Face time culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people for the most part. Pay is decent, work location and banks building is very nice. Some managers really care about helping their staff to succeed.

    Cons

    Not so much what you do as much as hanging around past five so managers and those who talk to managers see you.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, times are changing, and work styles are different. The "face time" culture was 1985.

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    Jan 13, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback.


  10. "not recommended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mizuho Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    You will have job security since they are usually reluctant to lay people off. Also Mizuho has been trying to expand lately and have been hiring a lot so if you work in the right departments you will work with some experienced, smart people

    Cons

    Compensation is below market. They do not value loyalty, so people who have been with the company for awhile will always be treated worse than people they bring in from outside. They prefer to hire from outside rather than promote from within. There is too much hierarchy and senior management from head office make all the decisions even if they have no direct experience and do not understand what the work entails.

    Advice to Management

    Value the experience of the people working for you and let the people who know the business make the appropriate decisions

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    Jan 31, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We encourage you to contact your HR Business Partner to discuss the issues you cite.


  11. "Corporate culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Banking Relationship Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Banking Relationship Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security is pretty good.

    Cons

    Not much salary upward.
    Expats and local employees are having very different mentalities so that the communications are kind of hard.

    Advice to Management

    Business decisions need to be faster.

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    Jan 31, 2017

    We are sorry that you did not have a better experience. We will share your feedback internally.



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