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Nomura Holdings Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Very Japanese"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "9 years - It could have been worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. "Very good employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, challenging and interesting work

    Cons

    Not always enough training provided

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training for new employees.


  4. "Operations analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst

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

    Pros

    Good culture
    employee friendly
    Good Training

    Cons

    Monetary benefits not good for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Just work on your monetary benefits for employees.


  5. "Operations Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Great working environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work can be very interesting if good projects get allocated. Great place to work. Sufficient training was provided at global locations.

    Cons

    Not much exposure for growth. Teams should be allocated enough budget to sponsor business trips when required for each team member.


  9. "Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very well-structured program. Many social events provided to all interns to networking. Get to experience the whole business as a FT employee. Best senior managers ever. They are super nice to interns.

    Cons

    They could make the program better if provide "rotation" mechanism.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great learning, great working atmosphere

    Cons

    long working hours, to increase salary, need to promote and nurture and give boost to new talent


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