I worked for Bank of Tokyo for 10 months. While there, I found the Japanese business model to be a bottle-neck in getting projects completed. The American office has no autonomy to make any decisions, which make being an employee very frustrating
This bank (Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, UFJ, Inc) has merged with Union Bank in July, 2014. Most of the board members were taken by Union Bank executives, even the headquarters is New York and CEO is from Bank of Tokyo. Since then, lots of changes are going on and their benefits and compensation for the employees (especially for non-management staffs) are getting worse from 2015. Many local staffs who originally work for Bank of Tokyo have started looking for a new job outside lately.
My experience was excellent. I worked for 2 managers: as business analyst on a data warehouse project and as Data Governance ringer.Good: open seating plan for everyone, fostering very collaborative working relationships.Bad: rigid waterfall methodology, multi-year, multi-million dollar projects, no change control to manage the moving targets.I liked working at BTMU, and would like to see them get out of their own way.