Nasdaq Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Aug 30, 2020

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Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman
Adena Friedman
170 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance (at least for tech support teams)(in 44 reviews)

  • "She cares and wants to make a real difference both in the business and in the work environment(in 32 reviews)

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  1. "good exits ops"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nasdaq full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good exit ops, decent salary, experience, professionalism

    Cons

    no work life balance but you probably know that

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  2. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good people good benefits good leadership good work/life balance very trusting work environment

    Cons

    sometimes have to take on responsibilities outside of job description


  3. "Director"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nasdaq full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very high energy working environment Dedicated staff

    Cons

    Long hours, work/life balance questionable Little room for advancement

  4. Helpful (7)

    "Excellent Technology but Work/Life Balance Concerns"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Smart Coworkers Excellent Technology Good Employee Benefits

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance Disconnected Senior Management Lack of recognition

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nasdaq"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Nasdaq full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary and overall benefits

    Cons

    Doesn't follow the work/life balance mantra for employees

  6. Helpful (7)

    "Good people & culture but lack of growth opportunities and low pay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of great, smart, nice people work here. Good work-life balance for most people & opportunity to work from home. Overall good benefits, including 401K match, 3 weeks vacation, sick days, (but only 12 weeks of maternity leave), several health insurance options, dental & visual insurance, tuition assistance, relaxed dress code, free fruits & beverages. The CEO, Adena, is very enthusiastic about making a company a better place and transform it to fintech firm. She has a good vision about the company’s future and works hard to achieve it. Great and well recognized brand.

    Cons

    The pay is low, much lower than for the same positions at other firms and it hardly increases over the years even if you get assigned more responsibilities. The company tries to save money on employees and some departments are understaffed, which makes it difficult or sometimes impossible to deliver projects on time. It is very difficult to move professionally around the company, get promoted or grow, especially if you are a woman. Significant domination of white male employees from middle to executive management levels - women seem to not get promoted, although get hired equally and retained on entry level positions. Middle management has no clue what they are doing, do not have the same vision as the CEO, and often not supportive of their teams. Many of them do the functional job themselves forgetting about their managerial (Leadership) responsibilities. Promotions and changes happen only on the executive level, even when somebody leaves the firm, the senior management and the c-suite move around, middle and entry levels only experience increase in responsibilities without pay increase and promotions. Lots of unproductive, time wasting meetings with managers who has no idea what they are doing.

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  7. Helpful (11)

    "Please be wary"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inspiring CEO, good org mission, good benefits and talented people

    Cons

    Disrespectful and no loyalty at all. Organizations must go through change, but the way they choose to approach change should be ethical and respectful. That has not been the case here, with leaders who know how to talk a good talk but don’t behave respectfully, but look out only for their self interest. Also work life balance is seriously off, with lean resources that leave you overworked. Worse, it is taken for granted and you won’t get recognized properly.

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  8. "GTMS Intern"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nasdaq

    Pros

    Work Life balance is great!

    Cons

    Have to be motivated to excel

  9. "Working at Nasdaq"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time

    Pros

    Best benefits, Best work/life balance

    Cons

    Long commute, if you live in suburb

  10. Helpful (2)

    "High Impact and Challenging"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nasdaq full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very interesting and challenging work with a huge impact on the global economy. Much more strategic direction in recent years--solid core business with growing new offerings. Lots of upward or lateral opportunity for those willing to take on new projects and responsibilities. Solid compensation and benefits programs including all employee bonuses and stock grants, stock purchase plan, generous health and retirement plans.

    Cons

    Lean organization, so employees have a lot of responsibility, which impacts work/life balance. Internal processes and systems are in the process of being upgraded--patience is needed. Recognition is limited due to fast pace and volume of work.

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