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Nomura Securities Reviews

Updated May 12, 2018
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  • Long hours, work-life balance, competitiveness (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Training, Good Comp, limited upside"

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

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

    Pros

    Great training program, street standard compensation.

    Cons

    Limited upside, little recruiting from outside firms. Name does not carry as much weight as BB's.


  2. "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

  3. "Ok. Limited internal movement."

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nomura Securities (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    large global investment banking firm

    Cons

    Periodic layoffs, limited career upside

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunity to advance career through merit opportunities.


  4. "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sushi lunch bar (you still pay, but delicious). Healthcare benefits. 401K match.

    Cons

    Dishonest, weak management. Not run for economic profit. A place for Wall Streeters who couldn't get a job at a respected US firm.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the Nomura footprint in the USA, it just isn't going to work


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    "Good company"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Compensation is good. Professional people.

    Cons

    Senior management is a little rigid


  6. "Great place to work and grow"

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

    I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time

    Pros

    Great People, and even senior traders are willing to teach

    Cons

    Needs to try to become a one stop shop

    Advice to Management

    See Cons, the same thing applies


  7. "Investment Banking Analyst Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lean deal teams, good culture

    Cons

    bad deal flow, below average comps

  8. "IBD Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nomura analysts typically have better (fewer) hours than analyst positions at other institutions. You also don't work with quite as many hot-heads as you would at a larger bank and everyone actually gets along pretty well.

    Cons

    Nomura does not have the pedigree or name recognition that many other banks do, which hurts your chances for hearing back from headhunters if you decide to pursue a career down other financial avenues.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any real advice for management because I just started working here. A lot of the managers have great experience at other banks and are working hard to grow Nomura's reputation.


  9. "Investment banking analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nomura Securities full-time

    Pros

    The company has a pretty good culture. They treat analysts relatively well, and they have a great training program. They take analysts to London for training.

    Cons

    The deal flow isn't that great. There are few M&A deals. Most of the deals are financings. The deals aren't that large compared to bulge brackets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating analysts well. Bring in bigger deals. Please take time to educated analysts as they almost always want to learn more.


  10. "Good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nomura Securities full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really good people to work with. Hard working, intelligent, and collegial.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks a long-term strategy. Directional pivots sabotage employee's success.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your markets, decide if you want to compete, and if so, compete to win.


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