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Nomura Holdings Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Best Employer for work life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Very good work culture and excellent upper management (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst at Nomura Services, Powai"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Very good work culture and excellent upper management

    Cons

    Less salary as compared to other IB's

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as such.


  2. "Tax Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    Working hours are crazy and the busy season last very long time.

    Cons

    Flexible schedule during non-busy season.

  3. "Working at Nomura (India)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn, Global Footprint

    Cons

    Lower compensation, Senior Management, Recent hires


  4. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Nomura Holdings (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work in.

    Cons

    Slow growth in terms of career path and pay.


  5. "Great place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Binghamton, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team was very supportive of fresh graduates. The 3 month training process for campus hires was a great way to get an overview of finance and technical skills.

    Cons

    IT being a non revenue generating group is sometimes not treated with same respect.


  6. "Nomura review"

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    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities to use creativity and entrepreneurial spirit if you are in marketing and similar roles. Nice benefits, including 401k and profit sharing.

    Cons

    As with any large firm, organizational challenges are evident. Rotation of senior managers brings new ideas and skills to existing groups, but also brings continuity issues.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to keep good and talented people. Improve training and strengthen reporting so that employees know where they stand with managers.


  7. "Nice employees, but no growth opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment - friendly employees and beautiful office. Everyone is always approachable willing to help you out in a tough situation.

    Cons

    Management is very secretive and not open about what's really going on. Not very much growth opportunity, even though they will promise you it's coming when it's not.

    Also, no work-life balance. Flexible schedules and working from home was frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront and available to your employees. Instead of focusing on seniority and red-tape, focus on encouraging employees by providing a clear career path. I have seen an increase in turnover over the years.

  8. "Good industry benchmark"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nomura Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Valuable experiences and variety of personalities

    Cons

    Too much red tape, and lack of direction


  9. "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cash compensation is a plus. No weekend work - not looked down upon, just indifference. Willingness to take risk until things go wrong.

    Cons

    Low ego requirements to function well. A little bit of a culture shock for non-Japanese. Different style than US firms.

    Advice to Management

    Need to consider the problems of business vs. risk well enough from a distribution and principaling of risk perspective. Need to expand development resources in the area of securitization.


  10. "Good internship in general - Much room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    On the job training was terrific. Everyone was very friendly and willing to answer your questions. I could just walk into the Director's office and ask a question at any time. Very good interaction with people from other departments as well.

    Cons

    The summer internship program was not very structured. We had a few events (networking, visit to Fed, exchanges, etc) but that was it, nothing really exciting. The firm could improve on formal training, and networking events for interns.

    Advice to Management

    Better review and discussion of full time job at the at of the internship. Right now, it's not part of the procedure.


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