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Updated February 9, 2017
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  • work life balance not very great (in 10 reviews)

  • long hours since all analysts left the firm (only one 2nd year by the time I left) (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nomura International full-time

    Pros

    Good Compensation, Good work culture

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small collegial team. Great mentors. Great work flow.

    Cons

    Nothing really negative to say about the company.


  3. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nomura International full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, perks, nice working culture & professional

    Cons

    Management is not very active. It takes more than good work.


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    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nomura International full-time

    Pros

    Similar pay but hours are significantly better than bulge bracket counterparts. People in general are very down to earth.

    Cons

    The deal flow seems weak at times.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps a more explicit game plan for the company would be beneficial.


  6. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and willing to answer your questions.
    Work-life balance is better than American banks.

    Cons

    Major decisions are driven by teams in London and Tokyo


  7. "Bureaucratic, illogical policies, mediocre management that didn't care about the firm"

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

    I worked at Nomura International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large international brand

    Cons

    Mediocre and ineffective management
    No appropriate budget or tools to be successful in a competitive market
    Tokyo bosses don't understand the US market and don't have smart enough US management
    Inefficient and slow IT systems

    Advice to Management

    To Japan management - get smarter US management that cares about the firm
    If you care about your talent pool, pay attention to employee morale - most of them are keen to leave if they have an opportunity.


  8. "Good place to work. Very professional"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nomura International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional and very helpful people to work with. Relax corporate culture

    Cons

    Hard to get promotion due to the review process.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Middle Office in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Middle Office in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good advancement opportunities for career.

    Cons

    Technology could use improvement, a bit slow moving.

    Advice to Management

    Give the company some identity outside of Japan rather than being mediocre at everything.


  10. "Fixed Income Summer Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    tough project
    interesting products
    great organization
    work closely with senior manager

    Cons

    long hour
    poor HR management
    Less opportunity to rotate

    Advice to Management

    organize more networking event for interns and provide more opportunity for interns to access to different departments


  11. "IB Summer Analyst experience"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary on par with other banks. Company poised for significant growth in Asia and in the United States. Very ambitious and smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Still some tension and division from the Lehman Brothers acquisition. Some say there are culture issues, but I did not notice any.

    Advice to Management

    PR PR PR. Nomura International is still in relative obscurity even though significant deals are going its way. Global banks need to be recognized.



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