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Nomura Securities Reviews

Updated October 14, 2018
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  • "Couple of projects do not have a work life balance" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Senior management are pretty much Japanese nationals so not too much diversity at the top" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "overall good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time

    Pros

    firm is ambitious to set a firm foot in US. besides, Good benefits

    Cons

    not a US bank. not G-SIB


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Vision and Direction in Senior Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sushi bar
    Decent work hours for investment banking (trade-off is less substantial deal experience)
    Competitive benefits and generous 401(k) match

    Cons

    Senior bankers are mostly bankers who were fired from other banks and have bounced from bank to bank in their careers. Lack of alignment on strategic vision between U.S. and Japanese leadership leads to constant realignment of strategy and nothing sticks. Put all together, there's an inconsistent flow of deals and it generally seems like a place where people live to collect their salaries and bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    If expansion in the Americas is a key strategic initiative for Japanese leadership, invest real dollars to poach seasoned and respected bankers from other institutions. Otherwise Nomura in the Americas will be a half-baked experiment that will never be consistently profitable.

  3. "Vice President of Internal Audit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and friendly people

    Cons

    Very limited room for growth


  4. "Good work culture with skilled teams but could do better in terms of compensation"

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

    I worked at Nomura Securities full-time

    Pros

    Great workplace culture with emphasis on work life balance
    Good work environment with skilled co-workers that help you learn and grow professionally

    Cons

    Lower pay scales as compared to competitor financial services firms


  5. "PM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nomura Securities full-time

    Pros

    Overall good place to work.

    Cons

    Changes are not always communicated.


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nomura Securities full-time

    Pros

    Salary is per street standards

    Cons

    Lack of direction causing internal disputes. Yearly layoffs.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of Learning and Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance

  8. "Very Good Place to work"

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    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 Nomura Securities (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning, exposure and work environment; Excellent benefits

    Cons

    The work load is a little hectic

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Overall a good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time

    Pros

    very good benefits (401K and health insurance). The people are great.

    Cons

    The lack of advancement opportunities can be frustrating


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away if you are in technology, I am serious"

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

    I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time

    Pros

    Good health benefits, 401K, PTO, Worklife Balance

    Cons

    Imgine very less information being trickled down from management

    Imagine, technology management itself saying new technology is not important.

    Imagine, you working on a large feature right from concept to go live. Tech management does a presentation and presents that to the business and does the demo. Tech management doing this frequently and getting promoted. When you ask for pay raise, you being told you are already paid very high.

    Imagine tech management keeping all the knowledge to oneself by letting you know as less as possible. When a question arises from the users, tech management don't know it, then asking you and telling that info to the users.

    Imagine a place where ideas do not matter, only hierarchy matters.

    Imagine a place where if you suggest an idea/plan then either being ignored or ridiculed. But if old-timer else does the exact same, then getting praised for it.

    Imagine, you asking for a promotion and being told No because XYZ has been at the firm longer so that person needs to be promoted first. What about meritocracy?

    Of course, your mileage may vary depending on sub-department.


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