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Nasdaq Reviews

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. "Great people but management problem at Corp Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    Great talented people, great office location

    Cons

    Bad internal communication, numerous stuff changes, management does not seem to have long term strategy for core IR products

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more new people to Corp Services management


  2. "Great place but high stress levels"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nasdaq (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects in finance industry
    Many skilled employees

    Cons

    High stress levels
    Unclear requirements for job promotions

  3. "Project Management Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    Great people - great profile - Great work to be done

    Cons

    Not a good place to work for work-life balance; since I didn't care about that - it was awesome!


  4. "Good but could be great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales - Global Corporate Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales - Global Corporate Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong brand to help open doors for new business discussions
    Great value prop around innovation, integration and intelligence
    Knowledgeable leadership and supportive management
    Good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Challenge to navigate internally with such a large company
    Multiple sales people contacting the same buyers can cause confusion/frustration
    Disconnected internal platforms cause inefficiencies with day-to-day work
    Hybrid role of hunter/farmer takes people away from what they do best

    Advice to Management

    Help us be more efficient and focused so we are better positioned to succeed.


  5. "Website service manager for Investor relations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vilnius (Lithuania)

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

    Pros

    Well known company, stylish, respectful

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy, hard to get promoted


  6. "TAM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leader within the FinTech Industry

    Cons

    All system are mission critical


  7. Helpful (2)

    "not as good as the name sounds"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible working hours, provide family package for private health fund.
    most of the people are friendly and polite.

    Cons

    #1 NASDAQ don't like to support or encourage employees to take any external training programs. I have never got any technical training from the company after more than 5 years service. the only training you will get here is how the current products work and how they are built.

    #2 They have yearly salary review but nothing is really being reviewed. You take more and more responsibilities along the years, but every year you will only get the standard pay rise which buys you 1 coffee per month. Well it does depend on your position and how important you are to the company. For the Sydney office, some important people(mostly management people) get paid pretty well including all middle level management team. but for normal engineers who probably do the most dev work, the salary is much lower than the market.
    #3 It is very hard to get any budget/resource for improving developers' productivities. For example, it is hard to get approved to get tools we need to improve CI/CD, version control, building tools etc. as long as it is not directly linked to company's yearly GOALs, it is very hard to get approved.
    #4 Some early 90s technologies are still the main stream in NASDAQ SYD. management are not motivated to refresh it since that probably doesn't improve the bonus and it always comes with risk of losing their jobs.

    #5 Different teams will point fingers at each other when things go wrong. Sometimes some people can go very aggressive.

    #6 As engineers, you won't be trusted unless you showcased you are absolutely a genius to the management or you are being good friend to management.

    Advice to Management

    I hear a lot from the HR that NASDAQ management team and HR have been working hard to hear the feedback from employees to improve the process and everything. However during the years, I could not feel anything changed. I will be very surprised if any of above "cons" is not a known fact to anyone of the SYDNEY management team. Therefore, do something to change that. Maybe start with hiring some manager who really consider employees are valuable assets to the business

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not what'd you'd expect from a big company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy, relatively small teams, flexible working hours, great mentoring program for interns, organised training for interns, great location (The Rocks), great working culture, PT positions offered to some interns

    Cons

    Some teams don't appear to have good opportunities for career progression

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the intern program, but try run it centrally from Sydney rather than spread across Sydney, Manila and the US


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is Good

    Cons

    Nothing much to add here


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Corporate Solutions division - nepotism and unprofessional management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Recognizable brand name. Some divisions have good salaries

    Cons

    Specific to corporate solutions, the best people are not rewarded. Managers don't all have management training, so if you are such with a bad one your life is miserable. There is no oversight. No 360 review of them. There was a culture, start from the top, of making fun of people who are different (probably why the lack of diversity in the workforce). Bob G, when he was there, in a company wide town hall made fun of books people had written as a segment of the town hall.


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