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Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Relatively good work/life balance, good working environment, nice colleagues, and nice physical office space (in 14 reviews)

  • Great place to work and learn in a fast paced environment (in 8 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. "It was the best of times, It was the worst of times"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. "Average employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    remote work opportunities
    generous vacation days

    Cons

    lack of experienced leadership
    bought by ICE in 2014
    typical buy out and lay off move

    Advice to Management

    learn the business before replacing management


  9. "Is a great Company"

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NYSE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In the process of change to a leaner staff

    Cons

    No room for growth in this company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Managerial"

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

    I worked at NYSE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was a lovely place to work in the past.

    Cons

    Unfortunately it is really sad what it has become since new management.


  11. "Work experience"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding coworkers in technology and finance. Coworkers are generally very supportive of your development.

    Cons

    Too many legacy systems from prior consolidation. This tends to create a bottleneck during busy season.


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