NASDAQ OMX Group

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NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated May 9, 2014
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3.0 76 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

NASDAQ OMX Group Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld

Bob Greifeld

(47 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including 6% 401(k) match, but no public transportation stipend (in 5 reviews)

  • Brand recognition, intense work environment, never a dull moment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Some of senior management are not that bright; others are excellent (in 11 reviews)

  • Inability to execute - think Facebook IPO (in 4 reviews)

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    Enjoyed the work there.

    Programmer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery dynamic environment. Busy work schedule. Enjoyed the work there.

    ConsBusy work schedule. Financial outlook remains questionable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stay on track.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work environment, very professional staff and support teams

    Quality Specialist (Former Employee) Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    ProsGreat exposure
    Individual creativity and innovation is valued
    Well defined processes
    Very supportive staff and managers
    Very helpful HR and IT support staff

    ConsSometimes, things might move slowly
    Decision making take a long time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The American organization with a Swedish working culture

    Consultant (Current Employee) Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    ProsThe Swedish working culture is friendly and creates an open athmosphere - you can ask anyonne about anything and always get a friendly welcome.

    ConsThe organization is hierarchical which makes it less flexible and the process of taking decisions may take longer than average.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbility to make a lot of money.

    ConsLots of turnover in the employee base as well as constant change.

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    It was a pleasure to work for NASDAQ OMX, my time there was well utilized

    Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosthe office atmosphere was very comfortable, the co-workers were great, work was always flowing, no stress

    Consbudget cuts came and hit all departments, so unfortunately that was the only downside because i was one of the cuts

    Advice to Senior Managementtake me back is all i can say, i was very happy there

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Fast changing business -- can be quite exciting
    - Expanding globally into new business lines
    - Generally strong management team
    - Leverages new technology (though some is ancient)
    - Many of the world's largest and well known companies are customers
    - Generally good communications from management
    - Small enough that you get to know much of the company
    - NASDAQ name has huge brand recognition

    Cons- Corporate bureaucracy - unusually high for a company of this size (<4K staff)
    - Too much going on - frequent strategic confusion among management
    - Not enough tech resources supporting most business units
    - Long work hours - but fun if you are up for the challenge
    - Disorganized budget planning processes

    Advice to Senior Management- Focus on doing fewer things better
    - Improve marketing - bring back excitement of late-90s campaigns
    - Make additional investments in tech operations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Director (Former Employee) Rockville, MD

    ProsIt's a great learning environment and dedicated people. Excellent exposure to high profile individuals and issues confronting Wall Street. It is an outstanding brand and it is great to be tackling issues fundamental to the the economy. Good equity participation opportunities.

    ConsCompetitive forces created many rounds of layoff/reduction-in-force. It can lead to depressed morale and a lot of work for those left over. Nature of the business lends itself to a lot of competition from ECNs. Lots of pressure and long hours. There are high expectations and sometimes not as high appreciation for delivery.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClearer expectations about how to make a difference to the bottom line. While communication of overall strategy was good, it would have been better to know how to make a difference to those solve problems in the 'ivory tower'.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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