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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. Helpful (7)

    "Very Political, Not very Technical"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Salary isn't awful, the offices are acceptable, the location I worked at is close to public transport (which is lucky, there's no hope of getting parking).

    Cons

    The politics are hideous, if you are hired by the "wrong" people you will have lies told about you and you will be sidelined at every opportunity, in this case the very best you can hope for is that you can survive long enough to be made redundant

    Advice to Management

    Get real feedback from the grassroots, understand what your management is doing and that all of the skill sets are important to the company not just a few stars.


  2. "Poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    Nice office in London. Friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Scattered global structure with poor local management. There are a lot of bully and lies.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "No vision, no ethics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Financial incentives, Salary, bonus, location

    Cons

    Ethic, lack of vision, local HR not able to provide support in any way and should be removed.
    To much emphasis has been placed on quick turn arounds with no talent retention, especially for devs

    Advice to Management

    Change your focus

    Nasdaq Response

    Apr 1, 2016 – VP Global Talent Management

    Thank you for your comments. Ethics is a core value at Nasdaq, and our Executive Management, Human Resources and Ethics Team works hard to ensure that everyone models appropriate conduct and our ... More


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Unprofessional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    Good location
    Flexible
    work can be interesting
    may be able to travel

    Cons

    The worst place ive worked in, glad to be out. I've spoken to some others who left, a few liked it, but more of them said they didn't like the people or management there.
    There were some decent people in but they tend to be quiet an inactive. My unlucky area was dominated by some guys who seemed friendly at first, but soon you realise theyre a bad stereotype of insecure IT bullies with low social skills and zero respect for others. Soon after tbh it didn't feel like a workplace, more like a bad footy team at the pub. Complete with the alpha games, constant conversations about genitals, and lets not even start on the sexism. Professionalism was a joke, and that felt like the common attitude. These guys clearly liked it perhaps because they were the top of the foodchain, but if you end up with such characters and you don't fit in to that, or they target you, good luck, you might find it toxic, and good luck finding help.
    I've worked in other workplaces with similar demographics and they were much better than this.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is hire those who are actually good at managing people, not who wants a promotion, or who has been there a long time. Because a few really didn't seem to know much about it, or care about the people who work there, and it showed. Though they could pretend pretty well when being watched.
    There were some good ones, who should take more control and be less passive.

    Nasdaq Response

    May 31, 2016 – VP Global Talent Management

    Thank you for your comments. Integrity is a core value at Nasdaq, and our Executive Management, Human Resources and Ethics Team works hard to ensure that everyone models appropriate conduct and our ... More


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Disappointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to start a career there and have a great name on your CV - go for it.
    Corporate culture within the company is good, some of the internal events I attended were interesting. That's pretty much it.

    Cons

    Awful management, outdated processes and not willing to change. Management reacted very badly to criticism. If you're starting your career, but you want to have a meaningful job - go the other way and never look back.

    Advice to Management

    Time to start listening to your employees, their criticism can be relevant and is not directed at you. This breakdown in communication is very visible and is not healthy for both management, employees and the company.


  6. "Just don't even go there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. "Processes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "Avoid working for it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Colleagues were great; senior management was the pits!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent group of colleagues to work with. As a Relationship Manager I had the ability to network with Senior Leadership at the companies I supported. Very satisfying from that standpoint.

    Cons

    Senior management in the Corporate Client Group is dysfunctional at best. A lot of back-stabbing and half-truths. Up was down and down was up. You get the picture.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the good people else all you'll end up with are the rats. Your assets (or some of them, anyway) walk out of the building every day. Treat them better or they'll continue to leave.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "What would you like: Job security or Growth- Nasdaq is 1st one."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Brand name is good

    Cons

    No growth opportunities for employees.


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