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Elena Bajic
2006

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5 stars

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Recommend to a friend

70%

Say this is a great place to work

63%

Proud to have on resume

70%

Most Helpful Positive Review

Former employee - Associate

Collaborative, emphasis on learning, lots of training and mentoring, people development, emphasis on cross border hence very international, lots of opportunities to rotate roles within the firm

Most Helpful Critical Review

Former employee - Managing Director

Culture is inherently Japanese. Which is not bad in and of itself, but can be difficult to understand and adhere to as a non Japanese employee. I also believe that it makes it difficult for them to understand and appreciate the cultural values of and motivators for non Japanese employees.

Former employee - Vice President

Would suggest a change to the company by hiring more Americans

Former employee - Vice President

Learn how to speak Japanese

Former employee - Vice President

Very respectful and classy work environment.

Former employee - Associate

The manager you work for is of the utmost importance. There is a lot of favoritism here at all levels and messy political agendas. If you find yourself under a micro manager, if you can't adapt to their style, you get squashed.

Former employee - Associate

Remember, this is not the end, Nomura should be a stepping stone to a better place.

Former employee - Associate

They say it's a "small-big family" but I think that's more for the people that have been there 10+ years. Nomura went through exponential growth in the past decade, and they're still adapting to the increased head count. They are also trying to compete with the top US firms, and go head to head with GS. They've got a lot of other firms to beat before they can reach GS and the ppl in the firm will step on top of each other to get there, instead of helping each other out. Highly competitive, dog eat dog culture at Nomura, despite what they try to say at town halls.

Former employee - Senior Vice President

Management and priorities change too often at this company.

Former employee - Senior Vice President

Japanese management from Tokyo can and will override any decisions make at the local level, and isn't always attuned to the local market or local culture.

Former employee - Senior Vice President

There was the local culture, which was created by the Americans in NY. It was fine. But the culture that came down from Tokyo was very authoritative, and changed too frequently.

Former employee - Associate

Collegial and extremely collaborative.

Former employee - Analyst

Wish I could change how the firm is too organised and mechanical

Former employee - Analyst

Its a great brand to have on your CV

Former employee - Analyst

Needs a more relaxed culture

Former employee - Associate

It's a great place to work, with fantastic work life balance. Nomura are very sure they want to compete in specific markets and products. They don't bend over backwards trying to accommodate clients simply because someone asked them something. They are very sure they want to compete where they have a significant advantage.

Former employee - Associate

Since the Lehman acquisition, everyone knows Nomura. It has a great reputation in the market, and is recognized as a competitive and well paying firm to work for. These qualities extend themselves to your resume and help you when you are looking for the next role.

Former employee - Associate

Collaborative, emphasis on learning, lots of training and mentoring, people development, emphasis on cross border hence very international, lots of opportunities to rotate roles within the firm

Former employee - Vice President

There is definitely a disconnect in the culture aspect of the bank. American divisions need to be much more cognizant of Japanese customs and business protocols.

Former employee - Vice President

Best to know working here is what you make of it. There will be no training, no mentorship and no coddling of people. Its your business to know your business, and they are no there to train you to do your job.

Former employee - Vice President

The people in my division made it a great place to be, not necessarily the firm. The firm in general jumps in and out of markets that it doesn't know well, and once it hits its loss threshold, they exit.

Current employee - Vice President

Large entity, sometimes processes may become too slow and bureaucratic