NASDAQ OMX Group

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Colleagues were great; senior management was the pits!

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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

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    Director (in a business line)

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    Former Employee - Director in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Rockville, MD

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    Competitive 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 ManagementAdvice

    Clearer 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'.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Politics and legacy over performance and ability

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Fair compensation and a global environment. Forward-looking senior management always keeps the company moving ahead and there are always many positive opportunities in the pipeline.

    Cons

    Fierce internal competition for little reason
    General lack of well deserved recognition
    Senior management is too busy to be engaged with those doing the work to understand the inner workings of their teams
    Extremely scarce resources are often poorly directed
    Many long tenured staff in middle management create an artificial glass ceiling for the next generation achievers and as a result they often leave because their superior contributions go unrecognized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at who is actually producing for you and take a chance on those people. Perpetuating legacy will not take the company to the next level. Sometimes the real leaders of a team are the ones being "managed." You should have the insight and courage to bring them up to the roles they deserve, regardless of how long their boss has been there or any other factors. You need to own your claim of having a performance culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
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