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Nomura Holdings Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. "Tax Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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.


  4. "Very Japanese"

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Cultural barriers, politics, inertia, lack of articulated strategy

    Advice to Management

    Understand that you are a global, not just Japanese, firm and act like it


  5. Helpful (3)

    "9 years - It could have been worse"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of my colleagues are great people and they made the place tolerable. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    No advancement for gaijin. Very lacking in communication. There are 2 cultures at the company, one Japanese and everyone else. The Japanese are at work very long hours but little work comes from them. It is almost impossible to get anything done on Global scale because Tokyo blocks or is exempted from almost everything. Some smart people who usually leave very frustrated.

    Advice to Management

    Tokyo is not always right. Good Ideas come from everywhere and it would be wise to heed all ideas. Being at work and working are 2 different things. More communication to all employees is a good idea. Direction is key to good work.


  6. "Operations Specialist"

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

    Pros

    While the company's Tokyo headquarter has 200+ employees, the Seattle branch office only has around 5 employees. That means if you are someone who just graduated from school, you will have an opportunity to learn many aspect of their operation, from helping with their accounting records to contract negotiations,, etc.

    Cons

    No advancement motivation at the office.

    Advice to Management

    Company sponsored training or advanced education package would be great.


  7. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nomura Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work on projects

    Cons

    After a certain level can only move laterally and no vertical movement, less career mobility

    Advice to Management

    Recognition of talent motivates employee morale


  8. "Java Developer working on multiple middleware and backend systems"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    The work environment is one of the most flexible

    Cons

    The gender discrimination was a problem in my team. Politics were also apparent

    Advice to Management

    Please prepare appropriate convincing reasons before deciding who gets promotion.


  9. "Summer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Nomura Holdings as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great wage, excellent perks (dinners, events, networking, etc.), and very talented people. HR was excellent in coordinating the interview and hiring process.

    Cons

    Big opportunity for improvement on culture, bureaucratic at times, and confusing to navigate organizational channels. The location near Times Square is not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the interns are valuable members of their teams, and not additions that are viewed as cursory.


  10. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, WORK ENVIRONMENT and opportunities

    Cons

    Management, growth , work life balance are not that great


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