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Shinsei Bank President, CEO, and Director Shigeki Toma
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  1. "Amazing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shinsei Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High integrity, quality people, great teamwork

    Cons

    Very slow decision making and lack of long term commitment

    Advice to Management

    Remain committed to long term goals


  2. "Normal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shinsei Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has a better than average retirement benefit. Macro management style. as you as you do your work, you are fine.

    Cons

    working hours is relatively long. but i guess that's a characteristic of Japanese firms in general. work productivity can be improved.

    Advice to Management

    need diversity in all the teams. productivity can be improved. encourage employees to work smarter, not longer. improve work efficiency across the firm.

  3. "Vendor to Shinsei Bank"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Manager
    Current Employee - Network Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shinsei Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Workplace with many opportunities

    Cons

    Slow Execution due to process adherence

    Advice to Management

    Improvisation


  4. "Used to be innovative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Relatively relaxed environment for a bank based in Japan. Good salary. The bank's done with the challenger mind set, but it's an established, stable bank now.

    Cons

    It was the most innovative bank in Japan when it launched, but not much improvement these days. There are many other internet banks that offer better deals. Ugly internal politics among management when I was there.


  5. "Process Oriented"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything in process, helpful people, everyone is doing hard working . I will worked under It Dept , so it's good.

    Cons

    When I was at Client side, then language is barrier but people are very cooperative.

    Advice to Management

    Overall it is fine.


  6. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shinsei Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The opportunities given and the ability to work with an extremely experienced team of professionals in the areas of ABI.

    Cons

    Nothing really. We all suffered the consequences of the economic downturn and the limitations in growing and developing the business as we would have liked to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Revisit the strategy on Europe and re-think what and if ABI should be part of the portfolio again.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Trust Finance, Institutional Banking Gourp"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Associate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shinsei Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    goo benefit, good location, good reputation, well diversity organization which is rare in Japan

    Cons

    No more profitable business model, organizational culture was changed dramatically due to changing CEO from American to Japanese in 2009.

    Advice to Management

    should be turned to a major acquisition in Japan

  8. "Changed from mixed culture to the industry norm"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shinsei Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Looking to set a new standard in a closed market.
    Mix of US and Japan culture with experienced management.

    Cons

    Dramatic change after top management change, and GFC did the rest.
    Turned into a market standard level entity.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with FSA


  9. "Learning Opportunity and good exposure to many sides of banking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shinsei Bank full-time

    Pros

    Innovative culture and decent salaries in some departments. Depends on manager but a lot of learning opportunities if one takes the initiative. A very strong legacy of innovative initiatives that can be revived. Great training if one comes in as a graduate.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow and not always based on meritocracy. Long hours but it is expected as it is Japan and finance. There is a lack of collaboration among different divisions and departments.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on meritocracy


  10. "satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open Door policy,
    interested to move things fast but do not care for bonus
    good work life balance
    room to grow

    Cons

    bonuses never seem to be fair. they are always bench marked with the previous year irrespective of how one has performed int he current year. and no signs of promotions


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