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Updated March 22, 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 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)

    "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.


  2. "Tough place to work...and not in a good way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NYSE full-time

    Pros

    Respected, long-standing brand
    Well-established company
    Competent people
    Good stock
    Stable environment
    Exciting industry
    Nice facilities and good location
    Decent amenities

    Cons

    No growth opportunities
    Outdated tools
    No documentation
    Extremely limited support
    Extremely limited flexibility to WFH
    Unreasonable clients and client expectations

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the proper integration and management of acquired business.

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Declining"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NYSE full-time

    Pros

    The NYSE is an iconic brand and provides access to unique experiences. Employees are smart, hardworking, and proud to walk through the doors of the NYSE every day.

    Cons

    Morale is incredibly low as fear rules and leadership provides very little transparency into objectives or decision-making. A once collegial culture has become very competitive and unfriendly as employees are increasingly insecure regarding their futures. Creativity, collaboration and energy have been replaced by weariness and dysfunction across the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with, listen to and pay attention to your employees. An us vs. them mentality pervades the organization, and there is a real opportunity to better harness the value of both new and legacy staff. Your employees work exceptionally hard but feel undervalued.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Political"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Development Manager/Architect in Lattingtown, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Development Manager/Architect in Lattingtown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NYSE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting challenges, iconic company, too many silos , redundant management structure, can hide and exist if u like doing nothing

    Cons

    Too much politics, like working for government

    Advice to Management

    Too bureaucratic, waste of money in levels of management


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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

    I worked at NYSE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing great about the company

    Cons

    The management team lacked true leadership and didn't know how to manage people, processes or clients.


  7. "The good old days are gone."

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    Current Employee - Senior Stock Broker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Stock Broker in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    NYSE lots of history and friends.

    Cons

    Technology took over. Humans are no longer needed.

    Advice to Management

    Be more fair

  8. "VP"

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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

    I worked at NYSE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Modest Salary and Benefits, Prominent history in US capital markets, Sentimental favorite

    Cons

    Volumes are down from 90% mkt shares (early 2000s) are down to 20%, little innovation and industry leadership, future is uncertain at best

    Advice to Management

    Focus on technology


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bureaucratic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At times, it is a very collegial work environment.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management. Lack of incentive structure for employees to make improvements and help grow the business. Employees operate under a survival mentality - keeping to themselves and anticipating that is is only a matter of time before they are fired.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the multiple layers of bureaucracy. Focus on attracting young talent and creating a better incentive structure


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Was a great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great name brand company with some great people there...

    Cons

    New management changing a great company


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