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NASDAQ – Why Work For Us?


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A Global Market Leader

Nasdaq owns and operates 26 markets, 1 clearing house, and 5 central securities depositories, spanning six continents--making us the world’s largest exchange company. Eighteen of our 24 markets trade equities. The other six trade options, derivatives, fixed income, and commodities. We are the largest single liquidity pool for US equities and the power behind 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Eighty exchanges in 50 countries trust our trading technology to power their markets, driving growth in emerging and developed economies. 

Nasdaq is also dedicated to designing powerful, relevant index and benchmark families that are in sync with the continually changing market environment. Utilizing the expanded coverage of our global footprint, Nasdaq has nearly 2,000 diverse indexes that provide coverage across asset classes, countries and sectors. Not only do our indexes provide comprehensive insight into the global markets, but our unparalleled process, added value and competitive pricing set us apart from other indexers. Whether you are an institution, fund manager or private investor, Nasdaq indexes are benchmarks that can help both influence and track investment strategies.

Working at Nasdaq puts you among the most talented professionals in the global exchange and finance industry. Our employees come from a variety of professional backgrounds and are committed to perform at the very highest level. If you are highly motivated and committed to producing great results, we want to speak with you.

Staying one step ahead means continuously reinforcing our knowledge pool with new and innovative expertise. We seek to recruit individuals with high competence and the courage to be innovative in a highly dynamic and global environment. Nasdaq offers opportunities to grow as a professional and as a person. Our employees demonstrate the ambition and expertise necessary to stay one step ahead and lead the market.

Note: Nasdaq is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Our Vision

We connect business, capital and ideas to advance today’s global economies.

Our Mission

We provide market-leading technology solutions and intelligence to help businesses and investors succeed in today’s global capital markets.

Our Values

We act with Integrity: We embrace good governance by holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards in all of our interactions. We are a trusted partner to the investing public, our shareholders, regulators and our clients. In doing so, we strive to be open and informative in all of our interactions with our clients, stakeholders and each other.

We are Passionate: We strive to go above and beyond in everything we do and take pride in delivering extraordinary products and support to our clients (both internally and externally). In addition to having strong skills and capabilities, our desire to execute on our vision drives our success.

We lead Change: As innovators and thought leaders we actively partner with our clients, stakeholders and each other to develop new ideas, approaches, and solutions that move our business and clients forward. In doing so, we strive to engage in activities that drive growth.

We are Effective: We invest our time, talent and resources in activities that deliver the greatest results for our clients, shareholders and each other. In doing so, we hold ourselves accountable by measuring our performance and accomplishments.

We are Resilient: We commit to operational excellence and foster an environment where openness and raising issues before they escalate are encouraged. We take pride in our ability to navigate around challenges and deliver quality results.

U.S. Markets
The Nasdaq Stock Market
Nasdaq Options Market
Nasdaq OMX BX
Nasdaq BX Options
Nasdaq Futures Exchange
Nasdaq PHLX
Nasdaq PSX
Nasdaq eSpeed

European Markets

First North Markets (7 Markets: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Iceland, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vilnius)
Nasdaq OMX Armenia
Nasdaq OMX Oslo (commodities)
Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen
Nasdaq OMX Helsinki
Nasdaq OMX Iceland
Nasdaq OMX Riga
Nasdaq OMX Stockholm (equities and derivatives)
Nasdaq OMX Tallinn
Nasdaq OMX Vilnius
Nasdaq NLX European derivative market

Central Securities Depositories

Armenia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania

Clearing Houses



We are the world’s leading provider of surveillance serving 45 exchanges and regulators worldwide and 80 brokers in 35 countries.

Nasdaq Employee Benefits

Our employees invest their time and talent in the company—and Nasdaq rewards that investment by providing a comprehensive total rewards package.  We recognize and reward employees for their hard work by providing competitive total rewards that address the financial, health, and work life benefits to help the employee balance work with personal life.  This is just one of the ways that Nasdaq fosters an employee-oriented environment.

Specific benefits may vary by country, but Nasdaq generally offers:

  • Competitive medical, dental, disability and vision coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Life insurance and disability protection
  • Paid  time off and parental leave benefits

We enhance our basic coverage with comprehensive wellness programs, 401(k) matching, tuition assistance, and competitive company paid time off.

Nasdaq is strongly committed to the professional development of our employees, through effective and ongoing career development, feedback and performance management. Our commitment is to empower all employees to manage their own development by providing them with opportunities and resources that optimize both professional and personal growth.

Although training is perceived as the most common method of infusing new knowledge, most of our learning takes place on the job, and some through feedback and coaching. Nasdaq provides employees with resources to help them grow and develop. 

These resources are comprised of internal and external offerings, such as our business, professional and financial market training courses; leadership development curriculum; and other seminars and courses. Our programs are tailor made to fit the needs of Nasdaq employees at different phases of their careers.


Nasdaq Leadership Development Program for Managers. An ongoing curriculum for management and leadership development to build existing skills and equip managers and leaders to be successful in their roles. Our internal Leadership Programs are conducted in multiple locations several times a year.

Nasdaq Future Leaders Program. Targets employees identified by senior management as our future leaders. The program focuses on leadership and solving business related challenges.

Nasdaq Mentoring Program. The purpose of the program is to provide junior- or mid-level individuals the guidance and personal development to be successful in their role. 

NASDAQ Reviews

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NASDAQ Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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70 Ratings
  • Overall good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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


    Great work environment and constant desire to expand into new products.


    Separating departments on the same platform creates competition instead of collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are spread too thin with expectations set too high.

NASDAQ Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at NASDAQ (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.


    Interview process was straight forward, and very typical - talk with a member of the team, size each other up in terms of technical ability, and gel with personalities. Briefly talk with the team manager in a 2nd round, and if both like you - it's pretty much a done deal. Now comes the completely horrible part, and after I've had enough - I rescinded their offer, I have better uses of my time, much less completely unnecessary invasion into my personal / professional life. Mind you this was merely a contract job that was scheduled to last about a year, at a below average rate. Drug Screen - fine, we all know what this means though. Background Check - fine, whatever. Employment Verification - 7 years worth of it. FBI Fingerprints - I had to dig for this one, broker / dealers are subjected to it - to which then they just apply the "well everyone has to" card, seems excessive given the background check already. Now comes when it becomes just asinine. Have any of you worked for a start-up or a company that was dissolved as a result of the implosion in 2008? Who hasn't. However, since they can't call anyone just to "verify you worked for them" mind you, they insisted on the following: your personal IRS Transcript, W2, or paystubs. 1) The IRS only keeps that information available for 4 years. 2) Who keeps paystubs or paper W2's other than hoarders going that far back. 3) How is any of that relevant to the job being offered - it isn't. Would it matter if I made a $1, or $1M? Reasonable digital paperwork like contracts, job offer paperwork, and even timesheets don't count. Considering anyone with even a tiny fraction of a brain would come to a logical conclusion, it was the Great Recession after all, and it stands to be reasonable that they did the work, why would it matter if the last month worked was March or April, much less how does this have any bearing on what we want this person to do today? Oh yeah, it doesn't. This is the type of place that would insist on your Facebook password, or DNA sample if it were legal to make it a pre-condition to employment. Those kind of policies are company wide pervasive, and if you like being micro-managed without an ounce of trust - this is the perfect place for you.

NASDAQ Awards & Accolades

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100 Fastest Growing Companies , Fortune, 2009
America's Top Companies , Forbes, 2009
100 Fastest Growing Companies , Fortune, 2008
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Additional Info

Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1971
Type Company - Public (NDAQ)
Industry Finance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital ... More

Mission: We provide market-leading technology solutions and intelligence to help businesses and investors succeed in today’s global capital markets.

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