NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    A company in search of a purpose

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Apparently they have a reputation for paying above market - but this wasn't my experience!

    I endorse the focus on driving true business performance with full transparency

    Cons

    This is essentially and organization that doesn't pretend to be motivated by anything other than the profit motive. It has no real purpose, other than to create the infrastructure whereby rich people and companies can make themselves richer. For either new grads who want to change the world or old hacks who no better but still need a purpose - cross this one off your list

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on financial engineering to achieve meaningless margin targets and start running your business as it should be run: customers first but also for the true benefits of shareholders and employees. Shareholder value by the way, is built on the twin pillars of long-term financial and business discipline.....not the tyranny of the quarterly EPS increase.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Overly political and much backstabbing goes around.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Before my company was acquired by NASDAQ, It used to be quite fun to work here with all the facilities like free milk, free use of DIY coffee-maker, fussball table and free BBQ every Fridays. There's also no time policy, you come in whenever you like and leave about 8 hours later. Also, mostly no dress-code, so you can come in your t-shirts and jeans

    Cons

    When the takeover occurred, the American corporate system starts to be enforced. It's easy for someone to talk behind somebody else's back. For some reason, the HR is more powerful and has more influence than the directors. Report someone to HR and that person easily gets a warning letter for some minor issues. No empathy at staff's well-being. Weak leadership considering this situation has caused greater turnovers the company has ever seen since its early days.

    Advice to Management

    The start-up spirit is no longer there. Focus not only on training, but on principles, values and integrity. A lot of conversation dissing clients occurred during company meetings and this clearly shows a lot of disrespect towards loyal clients. If the leadership diss clients, it is impossible for employees to show respect or to go extra mile towards clients.

  3. Helpful (10)

    Constant Flux

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Known name brand. Opportunities to work with intelligent people around the globe. Technology focused CEO.

    Cons

    Insane politics. Top down management. Poor upper management. Sink or swim at the management level. Non-existant HR department. Difficult to attract talent.

    Advice to Management

    Too much time is spent on leaning out the budget. Cut your losses. Stop supporting failure products. Use that overhead to invest in new endeavors. stop changing out middle management. Change out the sr. management.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Bumbling company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back culture, thats about it

    Cons

    Big visions ungrounded in reality

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to live down Facebook IPO blunder

  6. Helpful (2)

    A Great Place to Work, but Don't Get Too Attached!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My colleagues were undoubtedly the best in the industry....dedicated to the company, especially those who had survived acquisitions. Team work, low stress environment among the neighboring colleagues. Everyone collaborated and enjoyed their job, and were dedicated to the clients. Direct supervisors encouraged everyone and your input matters. Benefits and pay were great.

    Cons

    Senior management only seem to care about the bottom line, and seemed to love to let go of people who were in dedicated long-time service to the company. People who were creative, thought out of the box, and worked for their clients day and night were let go and replaced with people just out of college or other colleagues who were not with the company for very long. Clearly this was to save money. Don't get too comfortable, your days will be numbered! Outsourcing is also a favorite hobby of theirs....having cut out whole teams to outsource in other countries.

    Advice to Management

    More appreciation for people with longevity would appreciated. They were there for a long time for a reason. Outsourcing should be a last resort. People were put down or terminated for being dedicated to their clients and always available, but its our dedication that sets us apart. Work on being a great company again..... newsflash, that includes KEEPING your talent, not replacing it.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Terrible management. CEO needs to step-down

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ESPP plan, Brand name, view from the building

    Cons

    This company does not believe in investing in its people. Their entire attitude towards their employees is to get the most out of them while giving them the least amount of training, growth opportunity, comp, respect or appreciation. CEO micromanages everything, down to the hiring of analyst level positions. Surrounded by yes men/women who can do nothing to help the staff. Constant fire drills and chaos in the work. Everything has to be done now, at the whim of senior management. Bottom line is everything, people mean nothing.

    Advice to Management

    In order to grow, you need to invest in your people and infrastructure. Constant cost cutting is not the the way to improve your product and ultimately your bottom line.

  8. Helpful (4)

    Was great for a while then went downhill very rapidly after large acquisition that happened in June '13.

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits, base pay, high quality coworkers. Some legacy products are top notch. Good company name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Management in place now with the Thomson acquisition that has absolutely no clue what they are doing. Misstep after misstep from product roll-outs to Facebook IPO, to exchange outage in August '13. CEO will not accept any responsibility (buck does not stop with him), but will quickly place blame on internal technology issues or blame outside factors.

    Constantly in fear of losing your job regardless of your loyalty/tenure or how well you are doing. Employees looking to leave like rats off a sinking ship. Meetings that are typically a complete and utter waste of time. Mandate from CEO is to constantly cut costs and increase margins (like a broken record), but eventually there is no more meat left on the bone to cut. CEO is surrounded by "yes" men/women and if you're liked by executive management you'll have a job forever at Nasdaq.

    VP level on up is too concerned with ladder climbing.Too many fiefdom's that don't communicate well and are all selling into the same accounts which creates confusion for the prospects/clients.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people vs giving yourselves raises...training benefits everyone and adds to your bottom line via increased sales. Also, learn to treat your employees with respect vs. treating them like cattle. Remove yourself from your ivory towers and get out with your divisions to better understand their challenges. Last but not least, please stop the old school 'rule by fear' method...it doesn't work to motivate people.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Interesting.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented people, good salary & benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    Understaffed to the point of always putting out fires; difficult to catch up. Lack of transparency particularly in HR matters. Little to no investment in employee development. Micro-management by CEO and executive team. Management structure very hierarchical. Focused on the numbers and the money with little regard for anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the executive area and get to know your employees. Hold all businesses to the same standards.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Not all that fancy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Good location (Rockville, MD)

    Cons

    Not clear direction. Micro-managed. Tons of meaningless meetings. No clear career path. Unfair treatment.

  11. Part of the company is in the politics fight

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    nice view in the building

    Cons

    strange working culture in the firm

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