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Nasdaq Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Board Portal ISR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good name behind product but might be too big for some markets

    Cons

    Huge market competition and entry level sales

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Very Corporate and Cheap"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Security, Name Recognition, Good hours (at least in my role), Good Bonuses and Benefits

    Cons

    Upper Management make changes often without ever looking at efficiency of their employees. Little to no raises, poor management in general, no boost to employee morale. Work-horse mentality. Little to no job growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little money on making your employees happy. Take us out, give us more freedom, maybe a big raise here and there. Treat us the way the people who bring you revenue should be treated.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good people; Murky Career Progression Plans"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    I work in the Corporate Solutions division and overall the people from a mid-management level on down are decent, hard-working people who do their jobs well and help each other out. Not a ton of pass the buck here--everyone works hard and exhibits professionalism. Salary is decent and the products are interesting, especially the ones the company is investing in. Nasdaq is an interesting company that embraces innovation in its products.

    Cons

    Any talk of helping employees at the professional level to progress and move up within the company seems to be more lip service than something really put into practice. The employees sometime seem like an afterthought to profit margins rather than an asset that helps drive the company's success with clients. There is also a constant reshuffling of role definitions that results in a lot of confusion about who does what now and leads to client (and employee) frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Pull the trigger and clarify roles rather than keeping folks in limbo. Invest more in the people you have--increase the mentor program and make workshops (online, perhaps) available to more than just the managment/leadership track employees. Invest in hiring new people to help us grow as the client base and workload increase.

    Nasdaq Response

    Jul 22, 2015 – VP Global Talent Management

    We are happy to provide an update that we have recently created and rolled out a career framework – which does exactly what you mentioned – clarify roles and assist employees in creating and ... More


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "The typical corp-machine that has the resources to be great but sub-par middle management that keeps them mediocre."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong positioning in many spaces of market-sectors they encompass. Respectable resources and asset base for improvements both internal and external

    Cons

    Short-sighted vision of dreadful middle management and a propensity to under utilize individuals talent or provide strongly defined career paths for people to grow. Very easy to remain stagnant in a career there.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Web Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Marlborough, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were great, profit sharing, bonuses and decent pay, 3 weeks vacation to start. Colleagues were great... flexible environment.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, They rather hire contractors for lower development jobs then within. Still working on old code base ColdFusion, buying products they knowing nothing about or how it was developed. Trying to build an in house product with no clear direction. Soon as you start to get some, they purchase another company and everything stops and changes. There is are to much upper management that is just bloat. There is far to much red tape to do anything here.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to know what real development is. Configuring a website is not real code development. Hire more from within and not just throwing contractors at it. Hire some Managers with Real Software product experience and things could change drastically...


  7. Helpful (3)

    "This company is not for everyone."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NASDAQ is a well known brand, but when you peel back the onion there are some major dysfunctions at the management level.

    Cons

    Very lean organization. Work/life balance is better in some departments vs others

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent, communicate more with staff, and put more emphasis on valuing all employees and not just senior management. Without out the people who make the vision happen, the company is nothing...


  8. "Decent Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package (health and dental insurance)

    Cons

    Lack of continuity between departments


  9. "Not what it used to be, but a good group of people (or what's left)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trade Desk in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Trade Desk in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    NASDAQ has some decent internal time off policies and overall benefits

    Cons

    Last two years has seen a lot of good people move on to other roles

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to do a better job retaining talent


  10. "Cold corporate culture with limited resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Services in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tasks keep you busy daily. Client-facing opportunities. Good mix of financial services and technology platform. Corporate environment.

    Cons

    Very limited workspace, such as desks, conference rooms, kitchen, restroom.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your shining stars from the ground up. Some middle managers are not fully qualified for their roles - keeps saying "I don't know" when you ask technical questions rather than mobilize resources to get answers.


  11. "From great to I'm not sure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people who are very talented and smart work at NASDAQ.

    Cons

    No clear direction and very thin staff makes for difficulty in keeping things running up to par with how things should be.

    Advice to Management

    Put money into more development and talent. It will pay off


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