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Updated June 29, 2015
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NASDAQ Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
Bob Greifeld
64 Ratings

Pros
  • Good benefits package (health and dental insurance) (in 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • 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. Nice people, nowhere to go

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Every year getting better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at NASDAQ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Been working at Nasdaq for 6 years. The experience varies a lot across offices, but employees in general are convivial, like working together and have a positive outlook on life. Executive Management used to be apparently indifferent to the needs of employees, but the level of respect and helpfulness has steadily grown. I feel proud to work for Nasdaq. The company uses macs and PCs, and use both iphones and adroids for mobile. It doesn't ever feel like we're working in the stone age.

    Cons

    The vast majority of business lines require responsible stewards, not inventors or disruptors. However there are pockets of innovation here and there that a lucky few get to enjoy. That innovation, unfortunately, is often stifled by red tape and endless appraisals of "profitability", even for nascent products that have not come to market. It is the downside of a very conservative company, although this also means that the stock price does pretty well.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in new projects and research, and less in lawyers and corporate finance.


  3. BWise GRC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long sales cycles, saturated market.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Very Political, Not very Technical

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at NASDAQ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Salary isn't awful, the offices are acceptable, the location I worked at is close to public transport (which is lucky, there's no hope of getting parking).

    Cons

    The politics are hideous, if you are hired by the "wrong" people you will have lies told about you and you will be sidelined at every opportunity, in this case the very best you can hope for is that you can survive long enough to be made redundant

    Advice to Management

    Get real feedback from the grassroots, understand what your management is doing and that all of the skill sets are important to the company not just a few stars.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Software Developer Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ

    Pros

    Brand, Exposure, Knowledge, Stock Exchange, nice people and good Returns

    Cons

    Nothing to share as of now


  7. Helpful (1)

    Exciting Place to Work

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

    I have been working at NASDAQ full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every day is a new day. It is dynamic and energetic place to work. Employees have the opportunity to take on a lot of responsibility and be rewarded well for it. Being part of a transformation is exciting.

    Cons

    Micromanagement at times. You need to take your punches and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent and continue collaborating.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Pockets of Great People and You

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director

    I worked at NASDAQ (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Mixed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    At the center of a really interesting industry

    Cons

    Very entrenched players in this industry


  10. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  11. Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively flat organization.
    Good learning experience.
    Friendly and talented people.
    A Lot of own responsibility and no micromanagement from managers.

    Cons

    The thing I find the most annoying is that the best people isn't rewarded enough for their great work. Salary is not great (Nordic Office).

    Advice to Management

    More incentives to the best employees. More internal training.



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