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Nasdaq Reviews

Updated July 23, 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 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Brand, Exposure, Knowledge, Stock Exchange, nice people and good Returns

    Cons

    Nothing to share as of now


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Every year getting better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been working at Nasdaq for 6 years. The experience varies a lot across offices, but employees in general are convivial, like working together and have a positive outlook on life. Executive Management used to be apparently indifferent to the needs of employees, but the level of respect and helpfulness has steadily grown. I feel proud to work for Nasdaq. The company uses macs and PCs, and use both iphones and adroids for mobile. It doesn't ever feel like we're working in the stone age.

    Cons

    The vast majority of business lines require responsible stewards, not inventors or disruptors. However there are pockets of innovation here and there that a lucky few get to enjoy. That innovation, unfortunately, is often stifled by red tape and endless appraisals of "profitability", even for nascent products that have not come to market. It is the downside of a very conservative company, although this also means that the stock price does pretty well.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in new projects and research, and less in lawyers and corporate finance.

  3. "A great place for someone looking to make an impact"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Ops Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Ops Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to pursue interesting technologies/ideas
    Great benefits
    Very interesting work with the capacity to specialise in any particular area that interests you
    Always more to learn, you should never get bored

    Cons

    Work day is 9 hours and isn't terribly convenient for me, so I don't get to spend as much time at home as I'd like.
    Weekend Work/On Call Rotation, but you find this everywhere and On Call isn't so bad.
    Long list of responsibilities for better or worse

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to earn work from home days maybe one every other week. Working at the office is generally a formality and not a necessity.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - life/work balance
    - exceptional benefits
    - diverse career opportunities
    - dedication to the employees
    - career advancement through training / library
    - great locations
    - well known and trusted, high-profile brand
    - forward-thinking management
    - ability to work from home (depending on your position, of course)

    Cons

    - the on-boarding process can be a little cumbersome
    - only getting market holidays means losing out on some state holidays
    - there are a lot of amazing benefits, but navigating the setup and management of them is confusing and needs a bit of HR hand-holding

    Advice to Management

    - streamline on-boarding process
    - improve HR turnaround
    - more than one week's worth of sick time is essential for people who have families
    - have more dedication to streamlining and keeping updated all documentation on benefits and various systems you need to interact with on a regular basis (time-tracking, payroll, expenses, etc.)
    - have a single place to login to to track work hours and leave time

    Nasdaq Response

    Jul 17, 2015 – VP Global Talent Management

    Thank you for the feedback regarding on-boarding and tracking. We continue to strive for ease of system use and optimal work practices.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    There is direct exposure to executive management. A company that promotes from within and allows hungry employees to grow and thrive quickly. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Not all employees are top quality and there are often bottlenecks with individuals who are unresponsive due to lack of interest.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support and promote hungry talented employees.


  6. "Support"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and work environment

    Cons

    some employees you just scratch your head.


  7. "Senior Software Engineer/Architect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southport, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros are you get to work in finance without the stress of other financial employers like hedge funds and banks.

    Cons

    Pay isn't that high but good benefits.

  8. "Nasdaq OMX Group review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Pretty good company, work-life balance is really good. Good benefit.

    Cons

    Work environment is not that good, the working process is relatively slow.


  9. "Great Place To Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Obfuscated Title in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Obfuscated Title in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nasdaq full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great perks and benefits. Lots of great people. Lots of great fun.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy can get in the way.

    Advice to Management

    Re org. Re org. Re org. Reporting chains need to be streamlined to allow for feedback across silos. The way it is now there's a lot of incentive to increase the bureaucracy and little incentive to provide service.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Director, Advisory Services"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, benefits, culture, pay, work life balance, career path, senior management, capital markets, global, brand name, innovative, passionate, integrity, transparent

    Cons

    I really do not have many cons about my experience at the company. No job is perfect and we all have frustrating moments but none of which I would characterize as a con.

    Advice to Management

    To continue to look at ways to be innovative and disruptive and to prudently invest in talent and the business.


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