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"Well, what can I say. Really quite bad."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Nasdaq full-time

Pros

Good benefits including 6% 401(k) match, but no public transportation stipend. Decent hours, but they are inflexible. Office is in the Financial District and the commute is easy.

Cons

Base salary is too low for San Francisco. The Thomson Reuters acquisition process was a complete disaster...trying to integrate a larger team into a smaller one in the way they tried just didn't work. Trying to integrate the legacy TR and NASDAQ products together isn't working either. Clients are very unhappy and are canceling left and right to go to competitors. Five sales people have left in the past month alone to get off of the sinking ship. Communication between sales and service is so disjointed that management thinks using Excel spreadsheets is the way to go. There are processes in place just for the sake of having a process.

This company is probably great for you if you are looking to plod along in the same position for 5+ years. Other employees aren't driven and are content with 'stability' over growth. Do not come here if you prefer working in a start-up environment because, contrary to what NASDAQ might tell you, they are not an 'aspiring technology company' and cannot possibly compete with smaller, more nimble competitors.

Advice to Management

Treat your employees better. Stop cutting costs at literally every corner and start treating us like it's your employees that make the company. And stop making life for clients difficult just because you can.

Other Employee Reviews for Nasdaq

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    Talented people, good salary & benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    Understaffed to the point of always putting out fires; difficult to catch up. Lack of transparency particularly in HR matters. Little to no investment in employee development. Micro-management by CEO and executive team. Management structure very hierarchical. Focused on the numbers and the money with little regard for anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the executive area and get to know your employees. Hold all businesses to the same standards.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not all that fancy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Good location (Rockville, MD)

    Cons

    Not clear direction. Micro-managed. Tons of meaningless meetings. No clear career path. Unfair treatment.

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