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Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Good co-workers bad managers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY

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

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

    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 Management

    Listen to rank and file employees


  2. Challenges facing the stock market

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ

    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 Management

    Step aside and let the younger folks start running the company


  3. Helpful (2)

    Their idea of motivation is to use scare tactics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in New York, NY

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

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

    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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Colleagues, but be expected to be worked to the bone

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NASDAQ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The workforce is relatively diverse, including a fair number of women in relatively high positions and are generally smart and fun to work with. Employees generally work well with other departments. Nasdaq permits many employees to work from home either part or full time.

    Cons

    The amount of work that is expected and the amount of pressure put on emplyees to complete that work can result to some very crazy working hours, often with no compensation provided. Their is an expectation that everything should be done perfectly, but management is not will to pay for the time it takes to achieve that goal. Employee turnover is relatively high because of the mismatch of expecations. Nasdaq expects their employees to be on call and on-line more or less 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Managment should be more realistic with their employees and the amount of work they are expected to do and compensate them appropriately. While the bottom line is always the focus of any corporation, treating employees unfairlly is not a cost effective strategy. The high turnover alone and avoidable crisis due to lack of staff could be easily balanced by running the firm in not quite so lean and mean business model.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Unfufilling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NASDAQ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Poor Management, Information sharing etc

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at NASDAQ

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Brand name is good

    Cons

    No growth opportunities for employees.


  9. Colleagues were great; senior management was the pits!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at NASDAQ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    A company in search of a purpose

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

    I worked at NASDAQ

    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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Overly political and much backstabbing goes around.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at NASDAQ 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.



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