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NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
96 Reviews
3.1
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NASDAQ OMX Group Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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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. 7 people found this helpful  

    Constant Flux

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Extremely great learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern (less than an 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company is not for everyone.

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

    Bumbling company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Laid back culture, thats about it

    Cons

    Big visions ungrounded in reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to live down Facebook IPO blunder

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Underpaid, overworked, back stabbed, then left for dead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Good Medical Benefits.
    Sometimes they'll waste a ton of money on fancy dinners for you.

    Cons

    They fire quality staff members to make room for inexperienced college students and teams in India. This is because the company is so poorly run, they are constantly losing money at rapid rates and doing this is the only way to help their quarterly reports look decent. They fail at all their mergers. (Glide, Thomson Reuters) and their staff has become a revolving door. They are all about Quantity over Quality making for a poor office environment. Everyone is hostile, on edge, and will lie to you about being your friend for a year just to use you to get ahead. Pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those on the frontlines, quit hiring people with no skills just because they'll take a lower paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic learning experience

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

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern (less than an 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
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Down-Hill

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Friendly people when they're not trying to stab you in the back.

    Cons

    Once the Reuters acquisition took place, everything went down hill quite rapidly. It was a complete reverse merger, so TR basically took over everything...major/minor decisions, comp, etc., leaving everyone angry and non motivated. The division is ran completely backwards and the majority of the management is clueless, not to mention a complete lack of accountability. Think about it...nasdaq bought the reuters business unit for about $400 million. Why do you think that is? Its because the old reuters was not doing well, nasdaq took a shot at them, and in my (and everyone else's) opinion, they failed miserably.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to sales...listen to the people who are on the frontline of getting YOU paid. Also, it would help to actually learn the business unit/sector that you run.

  10.  

    I was an intern this summer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    Lots of new development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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