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Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place for college grad. Travel and great learning environment for someone with very little experience. Incredible vista from office floor and fresh fruit every day!

    Cons

    Relentless hours, tedious time consuming manual requests and little recognition for hard work. Micromanaging to the hilt and beyond! If you hit quota one month then Miss by 5% look out!

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what works and make commission fair to all


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Need to move into the 21st Century"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    Successful company with smart Senior Leadership. Lots of potential (if you are given the chance) pay is decent and great health benefits. Hire good people. Solid successful company. Spends money wisely if not a bit too frugally.

    Cons

    Doesn't have the infrastructure in place to support their continued growth. Working on it but not there yet. Doggy dog "old school hierarchical culture ". Highly competitive-don't encourage team work there is a lot of "I" and not enough "we". Most of the. VP group ( EVP, AVP, SVP AND VP) always looking to point out each other's deficiencies or their departments perceived errors or mistakes. Runs too lean and proud of it. Everything in writing to cover themselves. Too much paperwork and back and forth to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Come down from the ivory tower and get real. Put aside your competitiveness between departments. Allow the talented people you hire to do their jobs. Stop spinning our wheels. Also, have a less impersonal onboardimg process. Streamline processes for your shared services team., stop offshoring jobs, hire your contractors as employees. Give more time off.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Getting there"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Nasdaq (More than a year)

    Pros

    The management in the Chicago office works so hard to support their teams through a very difficult acquisition. People in the office are what make the organization. They are hardworking and friendly.

    Cons

    Everyone is spread too thin. Their processes are not streamlined and it takes the focus away from selling. Industry is dying and the market is oversaturated. They need to understand what their competitors are doing and get ahead of the game. Marketing, marketing, marketing. The upper management is very out of touch with the day to day problems.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the day to day issues and fix it. It should be the number priority. This will shift the focus back to selling!


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Entry Level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Various locations

    Cons

    Management does not care for the well being of their employees

    Advice to Management

    Take time to look who your managers are.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Survival of the Entrenched"

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    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent health insurance
    Most coworkers are collegial and cooperative

    Cons

    New manager with questionable ethics and poor communication skills
    Entrenched employees make it difficult for others
    Long-distance upper management meant poor communication
    No clear direction regarding projects
    Technical teams not cooperating

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should be in touch with employees in other locations. Communication should not occur only up and down the management chain. New managers are not ethical just because they took the online training or signed a piece of paper. Keep a close eye on what they are doing in locations with no upper management or HR presence.

    Nasdaq Response

    Sep 10, 2015 – VP Global Talent Management

    Integrity is a core value at Nasdaq, and our Ethics Team works hard to ensure that everyone, including upper management and new managers not only follow the rules but model them in their conduct and... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bigger is not always better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    Large, global company with many departments and divisions. Located in major cities. Large spectrum of jobs, from tech, non-tech, and financial, to administrative. Well-known brand.

    Cons

    Large company, slow to change. My department is poorly managed. We lack the big picture and strategy. It's not very collaborative, and there is a lot of politics between teams in my division.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize micro-managing. We know what we are doing, and we should be trusted for that. Use your time to better provide the big picture or strategy to push the business forward.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Constant Flux"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Known name brand. Opportunities to work with intelligent people around the globe. Technology focused CEO.

    Cons

    Insane politics. Top down management. Poor upper management. Sink or swim at the management level. Non-existant HR department. Difficult to attract talent.

    Advice to Management

    Too much time is spent on leaning out the budget. Cut your losses. Stop supporting failure products. Use that overhead to invest in new endeavors. stop changing out middle management. Change out the sr. management.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible management. CEO needs to step-down"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ESPP plan, Brand name, view from the building

    Cons

    This company does not believe in investing in its people. Their entire attitude towards their employees is to get the most out of them while giving them the least amount of training, growth opportunity, comp, respect or appreciation. CEO micromanages everything, down to the hiring of analyst level positions. Surrounded by yes men/women who can do nothing to help the staff. Constant fire drills and chaos in the work. Everything has to be done now, at the whim of senior management. Bottom line is everything, people mean nothing.

    Advice to Management

    In order to grow, you need to invest in your people and infrastructure. Constant cost cutting is not the the way to improve your product and ultimately your bottom line.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not all that fancy"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Could be worse but..."

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

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

    Pros

    Great co workers try to make it a fun place to work. The pay is pretty decent. Relatively flexible hours when needed.

    Cons

    Systems used are outdated. Went backwards with ticketing systems which are managed in Sweden. Because of this outdated system, simple tasks are made monstrous which is counterproductive. Sometimes isn't worth the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Don't do all the talking nor assume you know what's going on. Slow down and listen. PLEASE.


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