NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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NASDAQ OMX Group Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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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. NASDAQ is a great place for opportunity and growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Company in search of a new profitable core business......

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    The company has a recognizable name.
    I had many dedicated and smart colleagues.
    The benefits, pay and vacation are adequate.

    Cons

    This is a company in search of a new core business, the basic exchange is not a profitable enterprise anymore. They keep buying new companies trying to build a solid revenue stream and have IMO made a number of mistakes. This has created a constantly shifting landscape with many rounds of scaling back.
    It can be a nerve wracking environment where lines of loyalty change.
    Change can be good but here it seems desperate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture of constant mergers, overlaps, and cutbacks needs to decrease.
    When you purchase companies there needs to be more consideration of the personal that come with those purchases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Positive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Good Pay to Start, Good Benefits

    Cons

    No upward mobility, Poor Marketing for Certain Products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop People Internally and Educate Them On All Products and Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Good company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits with the firm.

    Cons

    Long, brutal hours but not unusual for the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase staff.

  6. 5 people found this helpful

    The name is very well-known but this was the worst career choice I've ever made.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is very well-known and is easily recognizable.
    There were a lot of benefits that came with the job (because of the connections to major public companies, we also received discounts and perks at these places).
    I loved my coworkers and I liked my manager on a personal level.
    They have locations across the world and you can try to transfer to other countries as part of a 'work abroad' program.

    Cons

    I was promised many things (advancement opportunities, job expectations, total salary, lowest commission possible, etc) in the interview process and none of it turned out to be true. (This also happened with many other people I worked with- we all ended up leaving MUCH better paying jobs based on these false expectations)
    We were taught all these 'amazing' things about the products I sold but, after talking with real users in the market place, seeing competitors' products, and trying to demo our products, I realized they are some of the worst and are in no way competitive (in quality or price).
    I personally came in with a lot of experience but they offer no support or real training. Because of this, I saw many colleagues who came in with less experience struggle and fail miserably as they tried to figure things out on their own.
    The overall morals that are held and encouraged by management are atrocious. You are fully expected to try to pull the wool over clients' eyes to make any sell and are supported if you get caught stealing deals from colleagues. The two things I heard most often were "Ask for forgiveness, not for permission," and "I don't have morals when it comes to business."
    I see no strength in the company itself- they constantly just buy up-and-coming start-ups, sell said start-ups products without improving or growing said start-up's products, until these products are no longer competitive and eventually die. They believe they will be successful completely based on the notion of "It will sell because we're NASDAQ," albeit my previous statement and the fact that NASDAQ is only really known in the listings market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better internal culture.
    Hold people accountable for not just numbers but for the rules set forth by the company.
    Organize on-boarding training that is job or department specific.
    Increase your dev department so that you can improve and grow your technology (you do call yourself a "global technology" company after all) not just support issues that arise with the existing systems you have acquired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Solid past, somewhat rocky future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you find yourself in the right role you will be presented fantastic opportunity to grow and learn. The business is very diverse and there are always "new" areas of the capital markets business to learn.

    Cons

    Promotion can be challenging, in sort of "typical" corporate environment manner. Who you align yourself with, professionally, can have a profound impact on the potential for career growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Pros

    They have invested a lot of money in next gen service offerings, waiting to see how it all turns out. They pay well, no quota, opportunities for bonuses, cool people.

    Cons

    Very chaotic place to work. Many internal requirements in order to keep reports accurate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rome wasn't built in a day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Great experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Late work hours are stressful.

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Many great opportunities if in the right areas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Pros

    Very focused on maintaining profit. You will always be busy and working on important projects. Will get great experience in the technology organization

    Cons

    Environment does not foster innovation or risk taking. Very limited training opportunities. Technology area is focused on implementing big company waterfall processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern

    Pros

    I really liked the people I worked with. Super efficient company. great mentor

    Cons

    nothing really bad to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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