NASDAQ OMX Group

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NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
96 Reviews
3.1
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NASDAQ OMX Group Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including 6% 401(k) match, but no public transportation stipend (in 7 reviews)

  • Brand recognition, intense work environment, never a dull moment (in 6 reviews)


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

  • Upper Management have no clue on the business area I worked under (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Challenges facing the stock market

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Good benefits, laid back work environment

    Cons

    Current management is not equipped to handle the challenges facing the market and technology group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step aside and let the younger folks start running the company

  2.  

    Good co-workers bad managers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers who will help you in a pinch.

    Cons

    Most managers clueless and should not have their jobs, just look at what happened with the Facebook IPO. Most of what you learn is by yourself or from a co-worker. No help from Management. Low pay, long hours and micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to rank and file employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Their idea of motivation is to use scare tactics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, easy commute, opportunity to experience different roles

    Cons

    Scare tactics used by management, not a lot of motivation or training provided, seen many people fired on the spot even after reaching their targets, acquire companies, but dont know how to integrate them successfully

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unfufilling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Excellent industy networking opportunities are at your fingertips.

    Cons

    If they could run the company with 10 people they would. Automation over relationships is the mantra.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People matter. In the end it is they that are responsible for growth. Automation does not bring in business on its own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management, Information sharing etc

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Good brand to have on a resume, good benefits, colleagues are nice, decent pay depending on which department you work in.

    Cons

    No guidance from upper management, lack of information sharing, rewards and promotions aren't given fairly, lack of internal mobility, lack of resources. NASDAQ OMX likes to spread themselves too thin in order to reduce expenses, no training programs at all. NASDAQ OMX rewards people based on how much money they bring to the company regardless of their effort, and they overlook the people that actually do all the work behind the scenes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at the resources you have and don't take on too many projects at once, more recognition for the employees that work hard.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    What would you like: Job security or Growth- Nasdaq is 1st one.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    The Brand name is good

    Cons

    No growth opportunities for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Colleagues were great; senior management was the pits!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Excellent group of colleagues to work with. As a Relationship Manager I had the ability to network with Senior Leadership at the companies I supported. Very satisfying from that standpoint.

    Cons

    Senior management in the Corporate Client Group is dysfunctional at best. A lot of back-stabbing and half-truths. Up was down and down was up. You get the picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the good people else all you'll end up with are the rats. Your assets (or some of them, anyway) walk out of the building every day. Treat them better or they'll continue to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bumbling company

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

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Laid back culture, thats about it

    Cons

    Big visions ungrounded in reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to live down Facebook IPO blunder

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Need a stronger senior management team.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Big company with global appearance. Strong competitor in the industry.
    Strong products with steady portion of market shares.
    Good benefit package.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks of leading skills especially in the technical department . Too much overhead costs. The merge with OMX did not go well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganize the product line. Trimming the overhead cost, especially the senior management and VP level management. Emphasize the client-oriented business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    it's a nice place to launch a career in finance but you'll have to move on for 'real' success

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Nasdaq OMX has quite a bit of dedicated, bright and interesting employees. Morale is pretty good even through trying times for the financial sector. If you're good at what you do, job security is almost guaranteed.

    Cons

    Former management was far more cerebral. The company seems to be more interesting in acquiring companies than perfecting its existing organization. Managers don't seem particularly dedicated or concerned about developing talent or career mobility for better employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to invest more in the employees. Ensure that there is more consistency across departments in the ways that workers are treated, evaluated and compensated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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