NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 6 people found this helpful

    A leaderless hodgepodge of soulless technologists.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Good benefits. Free coffee. If you prefer to spend your workday in complete silence without interacting with another human being this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Your coworkers are unethical hackers. There is no upward mobility because there is nothing to move up to. This is a hands off executive team that purchases small tech companies. The companies either use and abuse the brand to grow, or end up in the waste bin. This is where careers go to die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep searching the globe for countries who are dumb enough to buy your software. That's your niche. If you were any good at technology, you'd be in Silicon Valley, and if you were any good at finance you'd have more than a small data processing service. Your listing business should dry up quickly once customers figure out the scam. So keep selling to the dumb countries, there's tons of money there for people with low moral standards like you to feast on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Extremely great learning experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Maynard, MA
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group 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!

  3. 9 people found this helpful

    Constant Flux

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Known name brand. Opportunities to work with intelligent people around the globe. Technology focused CEO.

    Cons

    Insane politics. Top down management. Poor upper management. Sink or swim at the management level. Non-existant HR department. Difficult to attract talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much time is spent on leaning out the budget. Cut your losses. Stop supporting failure products. Use that overhead to invest in new endeavors. stop changing out middle management. Change out the sr. management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Sr. Web Developer

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Marlborough, MA

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

    Pros

    Benefits were great, profit sharing, bonuses and decent pay, 3 weeks vacation to start. Colleagues were great... flexible environment.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, They rather hire contractors for lower development jobs then within. Still working on old code base ColdFusion, buying products they knowing nothing about or how it was developed. Trying to build an in house product with no clear direction. Soon as you start to get some, they purchase another company and everything stops and changes. There is are to much upper management that is just bloat. There is far to much red tape to do anything here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to know what real development is. Configuring a website is not real code development. Hire more from within and not just throwing contractors at it. Hire some Managers with Real Software product experience and things could change drastically...

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    This company is not for everyone.

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    NASDAQ is a well known brand, but when you peel back the onion there are some major dysfunctions at the management level.

    Cons

    Very lean organization. Work/life balance is better in some departments vs others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent, communicate more with staff, and put more emphasis on valuing all employees and not just senior management. Without out the people who make the vision happen, the company is nothing...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Fantastic learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern (less than a year)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. GREAT experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Technology Summer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Technology Summer in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (less than a year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. I was an intern this summer

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    Current Intern - Systems Reliability Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Systems Reliability Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -internship program is flexible but provided structure when it was needed
    -bosses expected a lot but also were humans
    -compensation was great
    -exposure to other parts of the company and meeting people was a huge plus. i got to learn about different business units and what they did. shadowing people was encouraged and people were responsive to any inquiries i had about their role, why the liked it, etc.
    -they look to hire their interns

    Cons

    -the internship program is just beginning so managers dont really know what to do sometimes
    -some managers or mentors were too busy for their interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Huge learning experience -internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    it paid well ($21/hr; i am a college junior). people were extremely keen on introducing me to different areas of the business and teaching me what they do. i was exposed to all sides of the nasdaq enterprise (back office and front). if you ask, people will give you opportunities to take on more work. the culture of the company is good. i love their office building, One libery plaza, - there is a huge glass window spanning 2 floors which has an atrium for employees to gather/hang out/have coffee or lunch. the view is all of manhattan(from the fidi facing north). People are intense about their work. this intership i was asked to do more than i had done in previous internships.

    Cons

    the intership program is in its infancy, but its already good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Lots of new development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is investing heavily in growth
    Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Becoming more corporate
    Hard to navigate through the layers sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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