Nomura is global investment banking powerhouse based in Japan. The firm’s top-notch internship program gives students live deal experience, hands-on training, and the ability to rotate through various groups. Full-time junior bankers get lot of exposure to senior bankers and clients, and significant responsibility due to lean deal teams. Recently, Nomura has made a big push to recruit and retain more women and minorities.

Company Stats


Employer Type




10,001+ Employees


Featured Rankings

Vault Banking 25


Major Departments

Equities & Fixed Income Trading


Major Office Locations

Boston, MA


Employment Contact

Colin Peters

Firsthand Findings

Nomura is looking for hardworking, conscientious, personable candidates with strong technical skills. The firm offers students a valuable rotational-style internship program that provides interns with many networking and mentoring opportunities, and significant exposure to different desks and groups. Meanwhile, full-time professionals have access to many career development opportunities, including a lot of early responsibility and the ability to transfer to different departments and regions. Achieving work/life balance can be challenging, and the firm’s compensation and benefits are merely average. However, diversity and ESG are both strong suits. Nomura promotes diversity recruiting, and its corporate responsibility group supports various organizations and delivers meaningful res...

About the Company

Nomura Holdings, Inc. (widely known as Nomura) is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with a global network spanning more than 30 countries. The firm’s clients include individuals, institutions, corporations, and governments, and its four business divisions include: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Merchant Banking.

Headquartered in New York, Nomura Holding America is the Americas subsidiary of Nomura. Its subsidiaries include Nomura Securities International, Inc. and Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc. Nomura's Wholesale franchise in the Americas offers services across Investment Banking, Global Markets, and Research. Nomura also has a boutique investment management firm in the U.S. that specializes in high-yield instruments.


Employee Reviews

  • “Difficult to judge the vacation time and quality of life during the pandemic, but I would say they’re on the higher end of the scale in the industry.”
  • “They’ve forced a return framework that employees have been vocally opposed to.”
  • “Worst parts are the face time and poor work/life balance.”

Getting Hired Here

  • “Process is fairly solid.”

Perks & Benefits