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Updated September 2, 2015
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NASDAQ Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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  • Good benefits package (health and dental insurance) (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits, laid back work environment (in 6 reviews)

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  • senior management has no direction (in 11 reviews)

  • There is are to much upper management that is just bloat (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Board Portal ISR

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    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NASDAQ full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good name behind product but might be too big for some markets

    Cons

    Huge market competition and entry level sales

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (1)

    Very Corporate and Cheap

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASDAQ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, Name Recognition, Good hours (at least in my role), Good Bonuses and Benefits

    Cons

    Upper Management make changes often without ever looking at efficiency of their employees. Little to no raises, poor management in general, no boost to employee morale. Work-horse mentality. Little to no job growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little money on making your employees happy. Take us out, give us more freedom, maybe a big raise here and there. Treat us the way the people who bring you revenue should be treated.


  3. Good people; Murky Career Progression Plans

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASDAQ full-time

    Pros

    I work in the Corporate Solutions division and overall the people from a mid-management level on down are decent, hard-working people who do their jobs well and help each other out. Not a ton of pass the buck here--everyone works hard and exhibits professionalism. Salary is decent and the products are interesting, especially the ones the company is investing in. Nasdaq is an interesting company that embraces innovation in its products.

    Cons

    Any talk of helping employees at the professional level to progress and move up within the company seems to be more lip service than something really put into practice. The employees sometime seem like an afterthought to profit margins rather than an asset that helps drive the company's success with clients. There is also a constant reshuffling of role definitions that results in a lot of confusion about who does what now and leads to client (and employee) frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Pull the trigger and clarify roles rather than keeping folks in limbo. Invest more in the people you have--increase the mentor program and make workshops (online, perhaps) available to more than just the managment/leadership track employees. Invest in hiring new people to help us grow as the client base and workload increase.

    NASDAQ Response

    Jul 22, 2015 – VP Global Talent Management

    We are happy to provide an update that we have recently created and rolled out a career framework – which does exactly what you mentioned – clarify roles and assist employees in creating and ... More


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  5. Nice people, nowhere to go

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, many long tenures and generous with telecommuting and work schedule flexibility. Good benefits and salary is probably on par.

    Cons

    Very little chance for advancement especially for mid-level employees. This is due, in part, to the ever changing employee level goals and targets. When it seems in reach, it get farther away. Hard to get things done across business lines.

    Advice to Management

    Give clear direction to employees on paths to advancement. Encourage business lines to work together to support corporate goals.


  6. BWise GRC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NASDAQ full-time

    Pros

    GRC subject matter compelling, friendly co-workers. Good sized opportunities

    Cons

    Long sales cycles, saturated market.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Pockets of Great People and You

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    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NASDAQ (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really good people here and it's a great brand in the industry

    Cons

    I was stuck working under someone who lacked vision, saw every challenge as confrontation to be avoided, and overlayed simple decisions with unnecessary bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Be wary of the power of some of the institutionalized employees to stifle change.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Mixed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at NASDAQ full-time

    Pros

    At the center of a really interesting industry

    Cons

    Very entrenched players in this industry


  9. Helpful (1)

    The typical corp-machine that has the resources to be great but sub-par middle management that keeps them mediocre.

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    Former Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NASDAQ full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong positioning in many spaces of market-sectors they encompass. Respectable resources and asset base for improvements both internal and external

    Cons

    Short-sighted vision of dreadful middle management and a propensity to under utilize individuals talent or provide strongly defined career paths for people to grow. Very easy to remain stagnant in a career there.


  10. Positive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay to Start, Good Benefits

    Cons

    No upward mobility, Poor Marketing for Certain Products

    Advice to Management

    Develop People Internally and Educate Them On All Products and Services


  11. Helpful (3)

    Sr. Web Developer

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Marlborough, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NASDAQ 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 Management

    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...



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