Mizuho Financial Group Reviews

Updated Sep 7, 2021

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3.4
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Mizuho Financial Group President and CEO Tatsufumi Sakai
Tatsufumi Sakai
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is a real thing(in 84 reviews)

  • "Good training provided, friendly working environment(in 40 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Japanese senior management, some Japanese English needs improvement(in 29 reviews)

  • "You may expect Japanese culture(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Work

      May 10, 2021 - AVP-Operations 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great place to work Work life balance

      Cons

      Outdated systems Long wait for management approvals

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      Mizuho Financial Group Response

      Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

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

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good work life Balance

      Aug 29, 2021 - Associate Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work life Balance and benefits

      Cons

      Lack of progression opportunities avaialablr

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Innovative but bureaucratic

      Sep 7, 2021 - Senior Data Scientist in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is an ambition to be innovative

      Cons

      In reality bureaucracy and politics are strong, like in all banks

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good work life balance

      Aug 8, 2021 - Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Friendly colleagues, systems are being upgraded, so definitely a positive change. Hope this will help to trigger other positive changes too.

      Cons

      Work can sometimes be repetitive, but that of course will depend on exact role and team.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work but not promising for long-term career

      Jul 22, 2021 - Associate Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Professional and friendly working environment, supportive senior management, healthy deal pipeline, reasonable working hours

      Cons

      Glass ceiling at senior levels, below market salary, IT softwares not providing an efficient way of working, no sign of testing new tech such as AI and machine learning in operations

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      Mizuho Financial Group Response

      Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

      Thank you for your feedback. We encourage you to share your concerns with your manager or your HR business partner so we can help make your work experience better.

    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Interesting organisation but steep learning curves

      Jul 26, 2021 - Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interaction with lots of business lines Decent benefits

      Cons

      Old technology and clunky systems- was using Microsoft Office 2007 until recently Ill-equipped for the WFH environment Slow decision making and constant chase for perfection

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      Mizuho Financial Group Response

      Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

      We greatly value your feedback. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts.

    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Not great.

      Jul 20, 2021 - Senior Associate Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You can have an easy life if you’re just looking to coast

      Cons

      Low pay, no progression, outdated systems

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      Mizuho Financial Group Response

      Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

      We appreciate your feedback and are dedicated to creating a positive workplace for everyone.

    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Jun 25, 2021 - Vice President in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Working with the latest technologies

      Cons

      Poor Work-Life Balance and Matrix Management

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      Mizuho Financial Group Response

      Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

      Thank you for your feedback. We encourage you to share your concerns with your manager or your HR business partner so we can help make your work experience better.

    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Bad management

      Jun 21, 2021 - Associate Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Decent hours and work life balance

      Cons

      Management, decision process and IT systems

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      Mizuho Financial Group Response

      Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

      Thank you for your comments. We strive to create a positive workplace for everyone and consider such feedback carefully.

    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Culture is shifting

      Jun 14, 2021 - Managing Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Still a lot of great people

      Cons

      Becoming very authoritarian at the top

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      Mizuho Financial Group Response

      Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

      Thank you for your comments.

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