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Nasdaq Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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  1. "NASDAQ is a good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In general, I'd consider nasdaq omx to be a good place to work. I felt that emnployees were treated well and compensated very fairly based on their contribution. It is a company that is constantly looking for new ways to generate revenue, and it provides far more services to its clients than you would normall associate with a stock market. Because of this, I feel that there is opportunity to make an impact by helping create new business.

    Cons

    At the time I was working there, NASDAQ seemed to be overly concerned with acquisitions, which seemed to distract the company from its core mission.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "A very satisfying experience in an environment that definitely respects individuals."

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    Current Employee - Director in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like a fast paced, flexible and exciting environment you will enjoy working here. Working at Nasdaq is certainly a different and rewarding experience.

    Cons

    You need to be tuned into every group and need to know what is going on as the information sharing is difficult to come by. Not much training to keep your technical skills alive.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building stronger teams, be more proactive in providing training and abilities for employees to enhance their skills. Employees are the most important assets this company has!

  3. "Very satisfying - good opportunity for growth and substantial reward when growth is achieved"

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

    Pros

    Commitment to growth; global brand and locations; opportunties to relocate for international experience; very strong benefits package; caliber of co-workers

    Cons

    budget consciousness even as push for growth exists; to much attention to smaller details by senior management; need to leverage and strengthen brand

    Advice to Management

    Invest in growth areas and stregthen the brand


  4. "Pretty Cool"

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    Current Employee - Product Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Our team is really making a difference.

    Cons

    Sometimes there's weird office politics.

    Advice to Management

    There are too many people is one office. Get more space!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced exciting work with Global Brand, CEO drives everything though"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, sharp colleagues. Mission-critical work and visibility in the industry. Worldwide leader and great strategic charter from CEO.

    Cons

    Politics, fear of CEO from most managers. IT group did not face suitable and justified accountability after the Facebook fiasco.

    Advice to Management

    Examine if the sr managers you hire can take a very top-down organization. If not, don't hire them, because this is one company the CEO runs the show and his word/fingerprints are on everything.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Got a little ahead of itself, now paying the price"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    -Very sharp group of people from top to bottom
    -Not a bank or a startup...somewhere in the middle
    -Allow career growth for exceptional employees
    -Work in assets that are new and interesting
    -Lot of exposure to different business models and technologies

    Cons

    -Company is no longer a cash cow
    -Very slow to develop the online tools
    -Management isn't experienced in running a mid-sized company
    -A lot of the best folks left when the company began to decline
    -Skill set isn't easily transferable within the finance community
    -Comp isn't what it used to be
    -Lack of overall direction confuses employees

    Advice to Management

    I think they'll figure something out eventually but they need to nail down a direction for the company. Are you a broker or a software developer?


  7. "Nasdaq OMX in New York"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very intelligent coworkers, always exciting. if you want responsibility, they will give it to you

    Cons

    things change so fast. it can be hard to keep up with all that is happening.

  8. "Nasdaq OMX"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of change within the organization - through acquisitions and internal growth, so it's always interesting

    Cons

    The constant change can wear you down at times and like most companies now, there is constant pressure to keep headcount low.

    Advice to Management

    For proper growth, sometimes it's good to invest in infrastructure


  9. "Great internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nasdaq as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People were very nice and always willing to help with understanding of topic at hand. The work was very interesting.

    Cons

    I sometimes had to ask for work to do. Very tight-knit company - everybody has their own role to do.


  10. "Anonymous"

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

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

    Pros

    Had a wonderful experience working wih peers and management. it was a great experience learning about the working of the stock market and its rules.

    Cons

    None that i could think of.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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