NASDAQ OMX Group

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NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
81 Reviews

2.9
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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 5 reviews)

  • Brand recognition, intense work environment, never a dull moment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Some of senior management are not that bright; others are excellent (in 11 reviews)

  • Inability to execute - think Facebook IPO (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Cold corporate culture with limited resources

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    Current Employee - Client Services  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Services in New York, NY

    Pros

    Tasks keep you busy daily. Client-facing opportunities. Good mix of financial services and technology platform. Corporate environment.

    Cons

    Very limited workspace, such as desks, conference rooms, kitchen, restroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your shining stars from the ground up. Some middle managers are not fully qualified for their roles - keeps saying "I don't know" when you ask technical questions rather than mobilize resources to get answers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director, Relationship Management

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    Former Employee - Director, Corporate Client Group  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Corporate Client Group in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great colleagues, learn a lot, good salary

    Cons

    Some of senior management are not that bright; others are excellent. It really depends on your manager, who can make your life hell while there.

    CEO has cut back so much that it is affecting trading platform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the cutbacks; treat your employees better. Do not rule by fear.

  3.  

    Very happy to work here. Work is challenging. Tough hours but rewards are also great.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good total rewards and pay for performance package. Good team members.

    Cons

    Career growth could be limited. But things will hopefully move in the right direction. Sometimes long stressful hours. Less vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management does not understand how lower level works really hard. They should plan things well.

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  5.  

    Great place to learn and be prepared for a fast-paced environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn about the U.S. securities exchanges and financial services industry. You will always be learning something new each day.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, opportunities for attending formal training may not always be available.

  6.  

    Small company in a large packaging

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Associate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Pros

    Talented and driven colleagues
    Work/life balance - check
    Nice office

    Cons

    Career development is non-existent
    Culture clash - US vs Scandinavia
    Trying to be more cost efficient (cheap) than necessary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Competitive work environment

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    Former Employee - Managing Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Excellent place to build your resume and gain experience

    Cons

    A bit political and you need to be out of NYC for major advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Was very satisfied with my position at NASDAQ OMX

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    The work environment was very pleasant, the work load was always very steadily busy, location of office was a great commute for me, management team was very nice to work with, it was great work experience for me

    Cons

    budget cuts cost me my job or I would still be there, I would work for NASDAQ at any given moment, it was great work experience for me

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very unorganized with clueless and reactionary management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Local team was great to work with.

    Cons

    Management is more concerned with reactionary cost cutting and saving their own jobs than they are with the effect it will create down the road. There are a lot of faceless names calling the shots with out even stepping foot in the door to find out what the issue are and how to fix them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep cut down to the bone, you will have no muscle to flex your strength. Treat your employees like they matter to the company and not just a number on a spreadsheet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Well, what can I say. Really quite bad.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits including 6% 401(k) match, but no public transportation stipend. Decent hours, but they are inflexible. Office is in the Financial District and the commute is easy.

    Cons

    Base salary is too low for San Francisco. The Thomson Reuters acquisition process was a complete disaster...trying to integrate a larger team into a smaller one in the way they tried just didn't work. Trying to integrate the legacy TR and NASDAQ products together isn't working either. Clients are very unhappy and are canceling left and right to go to competitors. Five sales people have left in the past month alone to get off of the sinking ship. Communication between sales and service is so disjointed that management thinks using Excel spreadsheets is the way to go. There are processes in place just for the sake of having a process.

    This company is probably great for you if you are looking to plod along in the same position for 5+ years. Other employees aren't driven and are content with 'stability' over growth. Do not come here if you prefer working in a start-up environment because, contrary to what NASDAQ might tell you, they are not an 'aspiring technology company' and cannot possibly compete with smaller, more nimble competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. Stop cutting costs at literally every corner and start treating us like it's your employees that make the company. And stop making life for clients difficult just because you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Anonymous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Had a wonderful experience working wih peers and management. it was a great experience learning about the working of the stock market and its rules.

    Cons

    None that i could think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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