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"Down to the earth working environment"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

It depends on which floor or department you're with, you can wear jeans and sneakers to work.

Cons

Your boss may not know what you're doing so you may not be appreciated.

Advice to Management

Some jobs need to be done by more than two persons for controlling purpose. Having only one person works on certain things may help to save cost but will risk running into errors.

Other Employee Reviews for Nasdaq

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Colleagues, but be expected to be worked to the bone"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The workforce is relatively diverse, including a fair number of women in relatively high positions and are generally smart and fun to work with. Employees generally work well with other departments. Nasdaq permits many employees to work from home either part or full time.

    Cons

    The amount of work that is expected and the amount of pressure put on emplyees to complete that work can result to some very crazy working hours, often with no compensation provided. Their is an expectation that everything should be done perfectly, but management is not will to pay for the time it takes to achieve that goal. Employee turnover is relatively high because of the mismatch of expecations. Nasdaq expects their employees to be on call and on-line more or less 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Managment should be more realistic with their employees and the amount of work they are expected to do and compensate them appropriately. While the bottom line is always the focus of any corporation, treating employees unfairlly is not a cost effective strategy. The high turnover alone and avoidable crisis due to lack of staff could be easily balanced by running the firm in not quite so lean and mean business model.


  2. "Enjoyed sw development, 24*365, lousy physical environment, lots of pressure, interesting problems."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The NYC office is doing interesting development in Linux, pay and options can be pretty good if you happen to be one of the favored folks.

    Cons

    Many developers are on call 24*365 even when on vacation, long days, weekend presence often mandatory. The open plan offices in NYC and CT are noisy and non-developers are often on the phone, meetings take place all over. Tough place to concentrate, but many can work from home.
    Regular "downsizing".

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