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"Politics and legacy over performance and ability"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Fair compensation and a global environment. Forward-looking senior management always keeps the company moving ahead and there are always many positive opportunities in the pipeline.

Cons

Fierce internal competition for little reason
General lack of well deserved recognition
Senior management is too busy to be engaged with those doing the work to understand the inner workings of their teams
Extremely scarce resources are often poorly directed
Many long tenured staff in middle management create an artificial glass ceiling for the next generation achievers and as a result they often leave because their superior contributions go unrecognized

Advice to Management

Take a good look at who is actually producing for you and take a chance on those people. Perpetuating legacy will not take the company to the next level. Sometimes the real leaders of a team are the ones being "managed." You should have the insight and courage to bring them up to the roles they deserve, regardless of how long their boss has been there or any other factors. You need to own your claim of having a performance culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Nasdaq

  1. "NASDAQ is a good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In general, I'd consider nasdaq omx to be a good place to work. I felt that emnployees were treated well and compensated very fairly based on their contribution. It is a company that is constantly looking for new ways to generate revenue, and it provides far more services to its clients than you would normall associate with a stock market. Because of this, I feel that there is opportunity to make an impact by helping create new business.

    Cons

    At the time I was working there, NASDAQ seemed to be overly concerned with acquisitions, which seemed to distract the company from its core mission.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nasdaq: Captalisms shining beacon of ho-hum"

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    Current Employee - Wouldn't You Like to Know in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Wouldn't You Like to Know in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    There are few if any in this country who have a similar skill set who get to do what I do and get a decent salary with nice benefits and get a bonus on top o that.

    Cons

    Senior management are overall pretty human, but the select C-level have the attention span of rabbits when it comes to the common employee gripes. And it always seems like you are one mistake away from unemployment, eben when things are goin well for the overall company. Never a word of positive feednack, but loud criticism for the most minute of mistakes. Definitely micro-managing and reactionary managment.

    Advice to Management

    You set the agenda, but your employees are the fuel that fires the engine. Do more to ensure that morale stays high, Press your managers to be honest about who really deserves some recognition and stop allowing them to keep rewarding their flunkies.

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