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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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management, Information sharing etc

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Good brand to have on a resume, good benefits, colleagues are nice, decent pay depending on which department you work in.

    Cons

    No guidance from upper management, lack of information sharing, rewards and promotions aren't given fairly, lack of internal mobility, lack of resources. NASDAQ OMX likes to spread themselves too thin in order to reduce expenses, no training programs at all. NASDAQ OMX rewards people based on how much money they bring to the company regardless of their effort, and they overlook the people that actually do all the work behind the scenes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at the resources you have and don't take on too many projects at once, more recognition for the employees that work hard.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    What would you like: Job security or Growth- Nasdaq is 1st one.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    The Brand name is good

    Cons

    No growth opportunities for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Need a stronger senior management team.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Big company with global appearance. Strong competitor in the industry.
    Strong products with steady portion of market shares.
    Good benefit package.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks of leading skills especially in the technical department . Too much overhead costs. The merge with OMX did not go well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganize the product line. Trimming the overhead cost, especially the senior management and VP level management. Emphasize the client-oriented business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    it's a nice place to launch a career in finance but you'll have to move on for 'real' success

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Nasdaq OMX has quite a bit of dedicated, bright and interesting employees. Morale is pretty good even through trying times for the financial sector. If you're good at what you do, job security is almost guaranteed.

    Cons

    Former management was far more cerebral. The company seems to be more interesting in acquiring companies than perfecting its existing organization. Managers don't seem particularly dedicated or concerned about developing talent or career mobility for better employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to invest more in the employees. Ensure that there is more consistency across departments in the ways that workers are treated, evaluated and compensated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Colleagues were great; senior management was the pits!

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Excellent group of colleagues to work with. As a Relationship Manager I had the ability to network with Senior Leadership at the companies I supported. Very satisfying from that standpoint.

    Cons

    Senior management in the Corporate Client Group is dysfunctional at best. A lot of back-stabbing and half-truths. Up was down and down was up. You get the picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the good people else all you'll end up with are the rats. Your assets (or some of them, anyway) walk out of the building every day. Treat them better or they'll continue to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    not a bad place to work if you are lucky work in the good team

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Relax working env, good people, good career prospective, HR training.

    Cons

    Some people are very hard to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more to new employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 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 an 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
  9. 2 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for a hardworker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Bonus w/ stock vested. Best in it's industry, stable company.

    Cons

    All about numbers and revenue. Not a lot of morale boost. Small budgets for every team means no fun. Just work hard and look good and their happy. Maybe you'll get a thank you email.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Boost company morale. Simplify positions and not add extra work onto roles. Allow more money making opportunities for everyone, not just sales and big wigs. Share the wealth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package (health and dental insurance)

    Cons

    Lack of continuity between departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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