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Updated July 14, 2015
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NASDAQ Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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Pros
  • Good benefits package (health and dental insurance) (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits, laid back work environment (in 6 reviews)

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  • senior management has no direction (in 11 reviews)

  • There is are to much upper management that is just bloat (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at NASDAQ full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - life/work balance - exceptional benefits - diverse career opportunities - dedication to the employees - career advancement through training / library - great locations - well known and trusted, high-profile brand - forward-thinking management - ability to work from home (depending on your position, of course)

    Cons

    - the on-boarding process can be a little cumbersome - only getting market holidays means losing out on some state holidays - there are a lot of amazing benefits, but navigating the setup and management of them is confusing and needs a bit of HR hand-holding

    Advice to Management

    - streamline on-boarding process - improve HR turnaround - more than one week's worth of sick time is essential for people who have families - have more dedication to streamlining and keeping updated all documentation on benefits and various systems you need to interact with on a regular basis (time-tracking, payroll, expenses, etc.) - have a single place to login to to track work hours and leave time

    NASDAQ Response

    Jul 17, 2015 – VP Global Talent Management

    Thank you for the feedback regarding on-boarding and tracking. We continue to strive for ease of system use and optimal work practices.


  2. Flexible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at NASDAQ as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They're really concerned with making sure you have everything you need to get your job done and concerned with making sure you get to do something you find meaningful. Some people even work from home, they're pretty nice to employees.

    Cons

    It's a big company by my standards, there's of course some annoying things about working at a big company. And it's getting more broad by the day for better or for worse.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think I'm quite ready to give advice. I guess I would say making our goals as a company a little clearer would be cool and stick to core competencies. I'm not sure some of these periphery technologies are necessary to us.


  3. A great place for someone looking to make an impact

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Ops Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Ops Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at NASDAQ full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities to pursue interesting technologies/ideas Great benefits Very interesting work with the capacity to specialise in any particular area that interests you Always more to learn, you should never get bored

    Cons

    Work day is 9 hours and isn't terribly convenient for me, so I don't get to spend as much time at home as I'd like. Weekend Work/On Call Rotation, but you find this everywhere and On Call isn't so bad. Long list of responsibilities for better or worse

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to earn work from home days maybe one every other week. Working at the office is generally a formality and not a necessity.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Every year getting better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at NASDAQ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Been working at Nasdaq for 6 years. The experience varies a lot across offices, but employees in general are convivial, like working together and have a positive outlook on life. Executive Management used to be apparently indifferent to the needs of employees, but the level of respect and helpfulness has steadily grown. I feel proud to work for Nasdaq. The company uses macs and PCs, and use both iphones and adroids for mobile. It doesn't ever feel like we're working in the stone age.

    Cons

    The vast majority of business lines require responsible stewards, not inventors or disruptors. However there are pockets of innovation here and there that a lucky few get to enjoy. That innovation, unfortunately, is often stifled by red tape and endless appraisals of "profitability", even for nascent products that have not come to market. It is the downside of a very conservative company, although this also means that the stock price does pretty well.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in new projects and research, and less in lawyers and corporate finance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Software Developer Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ

    Pros

    Brand, Exposure, Knowledge, Stock Exchange, nice people and good Returns

    Cons

    Nothing to share as of now


  7. NASDAQ is a great place for opportunity and growth.

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

    I have been working at NASDAQ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The team environment allows for individuals to learn from experienced colleagues and to share knowledge. Compensation and perks are also a plus!

    Cons

    Sometimes there are long hours depending on the team you work on.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Late work hours are stressful.


  9. Extremely great learning experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Maynard, MA
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at NASDAQ as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment is very nice. Everyone is always ready to help. Totally satisfied.

    Cons

    I do not have anything to say for this section!


  10. Fantastic learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the obvious pros include: - Possibility to shadow/gain exposure to different business units - Managers' willingness to give you meaningful work - Mentorship program - Interns are significantly trained - Reasonable working hours - Friendly work environment - Mid summer performance review and end of summer performance review for feedback and improvement points - Corporate events - Access to NASDAQ OMX opening/closing bell - Good salary

    Cons

    - Lack of interaction between different business units - Relatively few interns networking events


  11. GREAT experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Technology Summer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Technology Summer in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I joined as an Intern. They have started a great internship program of 10 weeks. I got good exposure to the company, leadership and its different businesses. There was brown bag sessions of how the stock market works and all. As I was in technology, it was really helpful for me to learn about different verticals.

    Cons

    Sometimes you find yourself passing time as an intern. Everyone is too busy. You really need to approach different people and ask for work. If you have the guts to go and ask people to give you work, your experience might just be great. but it differs from person to person.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more documentation so that when a new guy joins, you don't have to spend hours with him.



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