Mizuho Financial Group Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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3.4
52%
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Mizuho Financial Group President and CEO Tatsufumi Sakai
Tatsufumi Sakai
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  1. "Sick"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Interviewee in London, England

    I have been working at Mizuho Financial Group part-time

    Pros

    Really very good tbh I liked

    Cons

    Nothing much loved them to bits

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    December 4, 2020Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed working at Mizuho.

  2. "Great place if you prefer stable and long-term position"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mizuho Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Reasonable workload. Job stability and nice colleagues.

    Cons

    No opportunity and career path. Management inflexibility.

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    January 22, 2021Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and will review as part of our commitment to making our workplace a positive environment for everyone.


  3. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Mizuho Financial Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Supportive management and good terms

    Cons

    Commuting time but nothing else. Overall positive

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    January 8, 2021Recruiting Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed working at Mizuho.

  4. "Nice Atmosphere"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Management 

    I have been working at Mizuho Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Generally friendly, lack of local politics

    Cons

    Some cultural challenges from Tokyo

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    December 28, 2020Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you! We are happy to hear you are having a rewarding experience at Mizuho.

  5. "Large Japanese Bank"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mizuho Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Talented and hard working team and individuals

    Cons

    Management are often slow, IT systems need to be upgraded.

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    December 4, 2020Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We have passed your comments along to the appropriate team.

  6. "Excellent"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Mizuho Financial Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot

    Cons

    Nothing to say on that as such

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    December 4, 2020Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

  7. COVID-19

    "Avoid at all costs - red tape, complex organisational structure, incompetent management"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Mizuho Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Diverse culture Friendly people Perfect example of how not to manage a megabank

    Cons

    Company is top 10 global bank that has funded the fossil industry in recent years - whilst sustainability measures have been introduced in April 2020 there are clear loopholes in Mizuho’s commitment to building a sustainable portfolio Clash between inherent Japanese culture and local office culture Documented cronyism amongst legacy staff Lack of accountability across the board Lack of investment in IT infrastructure and tools, and staff training - tools available for staff to complete basic work duties severely lacking, with staff undergoing a large degree of manual work that in the modern era, is effectively obsolete - I do not recommend this company to any young professionals who are looking to expand their skillset as majority of work generally is data entry Reactive culture rather than proactive No global IT strategy has lead to local offices adopting their local own IT strategies, leading to bloated system and service portfolios across the board that are expensive and difficult to support and maintain Only recently adopted a wfh policy due to COVID-19 - flexible working was not an option otherwise

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    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    December 4, 2020Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comments. We are disappointed to hear of these challenges and encourage you to reach out to your HR business partner to help resolve them.

  8. "Good company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England

    I worked at Mizuho Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment to wok in

    Cons

    Depending on the top manager

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    October 23, 2020Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed working at Mizuho.

  9. "Good pay and benefits"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Mizuho Financial Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You have your job security, decent salary and nice people

    Cons

    Too traditional in the way they operate and inefficient

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    October 9, 2020Recruiting Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your feedback.

  10. "Work life balance"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England

    I have been working at Mizuho Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance encouraged

    Cons

    Hierarchical, age based promotions, but things are changing albeit very slowly.

    Mizuho Financial Group Response

    September 18, 2020Recruiting Specialist

    We appreciate your comments.

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