NASDAQ OMX Group

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NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
96 Reviews
3.1
96 Reviews
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NASDAQ OMX Group Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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62 Ratings

Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    - Fast changing business -- can be quite exciting
    - Expanding globally into new business lines
    - Generally strong management team
    - Leverages new technology (though some is ancient)
    - Many of the world's largest and well known companies are customers
    - Generally good communications from management
    - Small enough that you get to know much of the company
    - NASDAQ name has huge brand recognition

    Cons

    - Corporate bureaucracy - unusually high for a company of this size (<4K staff)
    - Too much going on - frequent strategic confusion among management
    - Not enough tech resources supporting most business units
    - Long work hours - but fun if you are up for the challenge
    - Disorganized budget planning processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus on doing fewer things better
    - Improve marketing - bring back excitement of late-90s campaigns
    - Make additional investments in tech operations

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid past, somewhat rocky future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Many great opportunities if in the right areas

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 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
  8.  

    I was an intern this summer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Reliability Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Reliability Engineer in New York, NY

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

    branding branding branding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People and salary vs. workload

    Cons

    Market conditions can add stress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nasdaq OMX was an innovating, exciting place to work for

    Former Employee - Systems Reliability Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Reliability Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy company to work for, always had opportunities to grow within the organization.
    Always able to get training if it was necessary
    Good bonus structure

    Cons

    Very difficult to keep work-life balance as it was run very lean.
    Sometimes struggled with members in different offices and inter-communication.

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