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Updated July 7, 2017
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NYSE President Thomas Farley
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Pros
  • Relatively good work/life balance, good working environment, nice colleagues, and nice physical office space (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people, high technology level (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management seemed at times to relish the sense of fundamental insecurity that prevailed among employees (in 13 reviews)

  • Poor work-life balance with absolutely no telecommuting (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior DBA"

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, high technology level

    Cons

    working 24/7 around the clock, little recognition

    Advice to Management

    try to be more diversified, embrace the old culture of NYSE, its been created over a very long time.


  2. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NYSE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation Package, 401k. The people I work with are pretty amazing.

    Cons

    Technologies are old and deadlines are overwhelming at times. Work from home is very rare, only when you need to work the extra hours. Your happiness in this place pretty much depends on what department/team you join.

  3. "It was the best of times, It was the worst of times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the center of the economic activity; but not the Economy. Certainly feeling every pulse of it.

    Cons

    Although, by far, not the Regular company it did have a captive business and was unable to adapt to monumental disruptions in regulation, technology, markets, economy, terrorist attacks, products, and globalization.

    Advice to Management

    Under new management; although, many don't know it. New management is ruthless; but, savvy.


  4. "good company while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NYSE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    my co-workers were fantastic and made me enjoy coming to work each day

    Cons

    When NYSE took over, local management of the company went downhill


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good compensation, but too much politics"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great compensation (base + cash bonus + equity award), especially for more recent hires
    * Conveniently-located, recently-updated, well-protected office in the historic building
    * Small gift handouts from listing companies

    Cons

    * Toxic company culture and values with much finger-pointing and brown-nosing
    * Stale technology stack with not much automation and slowly-moving SDLC
    * High level of technical debt and significant production support load
    * Poor work-life balance with absolutely no telecommuting

    Advice to Management

    First, make people your top priority by training your mid-level management and by relaxing some office policies like "no WFH".
    Second, invest into organic growth projects instead of relying on external acquisitions (to boost revenues) and cutting costs (to trim expenses).
    Finally, stop starving out Chicago and San Francisco offices.


  6. "Tech Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open minded, flexible and perks

    Cons

    None that I can think off


  7. "Okay"

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

    I worked at NYSE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None, free food, coffee, tea

    Cons

    ICE sucks, bad management don't know what they doing when hiring, lots of new people, don't know anything

  8. "Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay to start at the exchange. some people are really nice if you meet the right ones. People are willing to help But you definitely have to know your ish too.

    Cons

    Long hours. The consistent dressing up. very high pressure to make sure things are right.


  9. "Managing Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NYSE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    NYSE was an amazing place to work. The group that I worked in as led by a person who had great vision, cared about his people, and built world class organizations. You can't beat walking on the NYSE floor, all the history and nostalgia just captures you from the moment you enter. A fun place to work.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    I did not work for the new management post acquisition so no advice to give.


  10. "Managing Director"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Wilton, CT

    I worked at NYSE (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The sense of cultural history and camaraderie among floor personnel was a compelling reason to come to work each day. Visits from listed companies were also an enjoyable aspect of the job.

    Cons

    Senior management seemed at times to relish the sense of fundamental insecurity that prevailed among employees. The future of the trading floor has long seemed to be up in the air, and rather than simply making a decision and communicating it openly and honestly, senior management often seemed to enjoy leveraging the uncertainty.


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