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Pros
  • Compared to the old days, there has been a really great improvement in work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits and work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management is pretty quiet - but that may be because they, like the rest of us have no idea of what is really going on (in 11 reviews)

  • After so many mergers, each city and even each department is run completely differently (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Top dog in the Exchange space that needed to integrate, purchased by a streamlined organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NYSE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Resources far beyond most enterprises, and management that cared about both local and global charities

    Cons

    The management that cared about the employees and charities is no longer with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the employees, and in the world around you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. Consultant at NYSE:Ice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NYSE

    Pros

    Fast paced, challenging environment. Great staff, knowledgeable, helpful and all-around great people to work with.

    Cons

    Long commute for me and no longer allows telecommuting (except for unusual situations like severe weather conditions).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinstate telecommuting as a normal way of business.

  3. I didn't hate it

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at NYSE

    Pros

    Good atmosphere with some really good people to work with. Good benefits provided when you start. Overall nice office environment.

    Cons

    The people who were there with seniority seemed to be clique-ish. It seemed like there was no room for professional growth. For a small company it seemed big, not a lot of interaction between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on team building and get senior management more involved with all employees. This place could have been awesome if the atmosphere was better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Mergers and acquisitions destroyed what was once a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at NYSE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers: friendly, patient, and helpful.
    Decent benefits: Health, dental, eye. 401k and 401k matching up to 6%.

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments, resulting in unhappy clients and finger-pointing. This was an issue before being acquired that has gotten better since.

    Overworked and underpaid employees: the workloads each department carries is exacerbated by the low headcount. New (read: NYSE and now ICE) requirements for hiring new people are inconsistent and seemingly unattainable for certain departments. Watching other departments gain new members while mine consistently lost people was beyond frustrating. Team morale was at an all-time low and while our local manager did the best he could, his hands were ultimately bound by corporate red tape.

    Enter ICE. After buying NYSE, they turned their Red Eye of Sauron to our little company with the intent of bleeding us out of every cent we could offer. To maximize profits, they starting cutting programs. Telecommuting? "Poor corporate citizenship". Sponsored Happy Hours? "Poor corporate citizenship". Health programs like on-site massages and yoga? "Poor corporate citizenship".

    What's ICE's culture, you ask? Rounding up our salaries to the nearest whole thousand and holding our bonuses hostage in company stock that matures in 3 years. Expect to work long hours with a smile on your face. Expect end-of-day meeting invites so you've had an "opportunity to work a full day". Expect to be condescended to and have your departmental needs overlooked by a myopic and unsympathetic IT department, and upper management.

    Nepotism is a huge issue in upper management; who you know is more important than what you do or contribute. Don't expect to be recognized for your achievements in any way other than e-mail.

    The future of the business is uncertain as upper management tries to put together a game plan for the next year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees' concerns: we're the people who are in the mud day to day, so ignoring our valuable insight is a great way to lose the trust and motivation of the people who work for you. Treat "transparency" as more than a buzzword. Reward your best employees with something other than complete indifference. Honor a good balance of work and life. Not every one is willing to spend 50+ hours at the office every week without being compensated or even acknowledged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Finance controller

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    Former Employee - Finance Controller in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Controller in New York, NY

    I worked at NYSE

    Pros

    Some departments allow telecommuting
    Brilliant colleagues

    Cons

    A lot of restructuring led to low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. NYSE Review

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at NYSE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    NYSE now ICE is a Great place to work. The company has great benefits and the work environment is pleasant and flexible.

    Cons

    Company was acquired by ICE beginning of 2014. The environment was not challenging enough. Company not keeping up with new technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. It was a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NYSE full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company was very open-minded on how to be the best. If you had a good idea, could back it up they gave you the reins and budget to try it. While every place has politics, for the most part, it was not tolerated. And good people progressed in the company. Management truly tried to keep everyone, at all levels, focused on the company's objectives and informed on developments

    Cons

    The company has been acquired and is now very different. Most of the former management is gone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Change in the works

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at NYSE

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits are still ok.

    Cons

    Change and future is stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay open and informative

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Merge changes everything

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NYSE full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice ppl to work with

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs
    Less advancement opportunity due to flat org structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. good place to start career

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at NYSE full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great connections within financial industry, good benefits

    Cons

    limited upward mobility, limited salary flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on rewarding talent, not seniority

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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