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Nomura Securities Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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  • "Long hours, work-life balance, competitiveness" (in 15 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. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "No Little Loyalty"

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

    I worked at Nomura Securities (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent people (not sr mgmt), nice building

    Cons

    No loyalty. Buck does not stop at the top, rather, many lower level scapegoats for failed strategic initiative to outsource functions to a superior company.

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria, Sushi and building above the subway.

    Cons

    The pay is below avg for banking and global Market Finance.
    IT is poorly run. It’s almost unimaginable how much red tape and bureaucracy there is to get anything done.
    The US is the only business line making any money as all other business entities are are in the crapper.

    Advice to Management

    Clear house of the so called EVP’s that anywhere else would be project managers at best. A must would be communication and presentation courses for All of IT.

    The need to hire more people with world class experience and new innovative ideas as there is far too much day to day complacency for the tenured employees who continue to just get by.


  10. "Good Experience"

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

    Pros

    Good company, good people, decent salary

    Cons

    the work could be monotonous

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, excited about new directions


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