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Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is also good as I was told often that I shouldn't bring woke home (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits, and lots of opportunities to grow your career (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance with support for global clients (in 10 reviews)

  • Shifting priorities at division senior management level (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Principal"

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

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

    Pros

    Provides a fair compensation package

    Cons

    Is a highly cost focused company

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees


  2. "Avoid working for it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free fruit,
    good coffee machine, broken frequently though
    good location,

    Cons

    Old technologies.
    Bad HR with no responding to your email and even instance message
    bullies from senior staff
    low IT efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Take care your staff

  3. "analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Contractor - Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nasdaq as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    international and connection all over the world

    Cons

    amatures,no carrier opportunity and lots of ucertainity to keep you

    Advice to Management

    None ood leaders were found here


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not For Seasoned, Professional Sales People"

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

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

    Pros

    Very comprehensive healthcare plan and other benefits.

    Cons

    Cold-calling culture.
    CRM is awful, as are most company systems.
    Lots of time-wasting processes.
    Almost zero tolerance for clients to make contract language edits.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not All Departments Are Created Equally."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    6% 1:1 401k. 10% Salary ESPP @ 15% discount.

    Cons

    Regardless of the fact that many technology departments work together and are required to have overlapping skill sets, Nasdaq would rather retain only individuals they deem necessary to their bottom line or have big mouths. Junior/entry level hires are better off looking elsewhere for similar compensation while actually being allowed to have a life outside of work. Management expects you to work to meet deadlines without any initial input from employees about the fairness or even possibility of attaining such a deadline.

    Advice to Management

    Retaining employees should not revolve around their title. The learning curve for many technology departments is steep regardless of title/position and when a single individual leaves management is slow to replace them. This leads to a greatly skewed work-life balance that is unfair to entry level/junior team members who are not compensated like senior members but expected to pick up a portion of the slack anyway. The result is a constant churn of entry/junior level positions every 2-3 years where a department needs to finally reach critically low levels of resources before management sees it as a problem.


  6. "Processes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and free fruit

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and takes a long time to get things done

    Advice to Management

    plrase don't micro manage


  7. "Just don't even go there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IR Specialist
    Former Employee - IR Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company
    so called international
    Salary is average

    Cons

    You are a number and there is no growth within the company.
    No communication, they hide information from the employees. Just a terrible place to work.
    Too US centered

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and make them feel valued. Be less US centered.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Shockingly bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand name, good bonuses. Able to take 6am calls from home.

    Cons

    No culture. Old technology. Terrible senior/middle management. Terrible products. Shaky acquisitions. Zero innovation. Offshoring everything to India. Little concept of product development, basic budgeting, or rudimentary technology concepts.

    Entire company is inundated with endless amounts of red tape and paperwork after their Facebook debacle. (all while supposedly switching to Agile Development?)

    It was like being sent back in-time to 1990.

    Their new "next gen" product IR Insight is a complete disaster thanks to the leadership on the project. They spent 3 years and millions of dollars to have a legacy team, build a legacy product, with legacy technology. Nobody is held accountable because the former Reuters employees cover for each other.

    This is a stock-exchange, pretending to be a regular company, pretending to be a technology company.

    Advice to Management

    "Know thyself"


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Horrible company morale and limited career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nasdaq (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you can stay there more than 4 years, you get some really good stock benefits. Also, they match 6% 401k which is really good.

    Cons

    - Nasdaq is a place for people in leadership roles (VP, SVP, CEO etc). "Regular" employees are replaceable... and you know it.
    - Not a lot of investment into the employee (day-to-day perks vs. long term retirement perks)
    - People work at Nasdaq to build their resume and get a better job somewhere else. Company morale is low because of this. No one actually likes being there (unless you are VP, SVP or higher) but the stock perks are good after 4 years so most people stay for convenience
    - Workflow process changes quarterly
    - Company direction and goals seem to change quarterly

    Advice to Management

    "Because that's the way Nasdaq has always done it" is never the right answer. Be open to change, you're falling behind.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "No innovation here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits are decent. It does seem like company is trying...

    Cons

    Siloed teams that are magnified with poor business culture (favoritism, cliques, lacks sense of comradery, etc.)

    Disorganized organization with disjointed management teams and inept middle managers (workflows are not clearly defined and/or don’t work, one team does things one way that negatively affects others). Bottle necks everywhere. Seems like management teams fill time with work (i.e. unnecessary calls, pointless meetings/town halls). Lots of turn over from senior/exec managers. Trying to be a “technology” with antiquated hardware, software, and initiatives. No innovation here.


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