NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated 15 April, 2015
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NASDAQ OMX Group Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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Pros
  • Good benefits including 6% 401(k) match, but no public transportation stipend (in 7 reviews)

  • Brand recognition, intense work environment, never a dull moment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Some of senior management are not that bright; others are excellent (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper Management have no clue on the business area I worked under (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Sales MMC
    Former Employee - Sales MMC

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None I can think of.

    Cons

    Old technology used.
    Old methods of doing business.
    CEO has major impact on all areas and fires high value, high paid staff to reduce costs and increase that all important margin.
    Upper Management have no clue on the business area I worked under.

    Advice to Management

    Leave and let someone more able take over.
    Don't fire high value staff, allow them to grow and help the business move forward.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Very unorganized with clueless and reactionary management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Local team was great to work with.

    Cons

    Management is more concerned with reactionary cost cutting and saving their own jobs than they are with the effect it will create down the road. There are a lot of faceless names calling the shots with out even stepping foot in the door to find out what the issue are and how to fix them.

    Advice to Management

    If you keep cut down to the bone, you will have no muscle to flex your strength. Treat your employees like they matter to the company and not just a number on a spreadsheet

  3. Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively flat organization.
    Good learning experience.
    Friendly and talented people.
    A Lot of own responsibility and no micromanagement from managers.

    Cons

    The thing I find the most annoying is that the best people isn't rewarded enough for their great work. Salary is not great (Nordic Office).

    Advice to Management

    More incentives to the best employees. More internal training.

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

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    Former Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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. NASDAQ is a great place for opportunity and growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The team environment allows for individuals to learn from experienced colleagues and to share knowledge. Compensation and perks are also a plus!

    Cons

    Sometimes there are long hours depending on the team you work on.

  7. Helpful (2)

    A company in search of a purpose

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Apparently they have a reputation for paying above market - but this wasn't my experience!

    I endorse the focus on driving true business performance with full transparency

    Cons

    This is essentially and organization that doesn't pretend to be motivated by anything other than the profit motive. It has no real purpose, other than to create the infrastructure whereby rich people and companies can make themselves richer. For either new grads who want to change the world or old hacks who no better but still need a purpose - cross this one off your list

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on financial engineering to achieve meaningless margin targets and start running your business as it should be run: customers first but also for the true benefits of shareholders and employees. Shareholder value by the way, is built on the twin pillars of long-term financial and business discipline.....not the tyranny of the quarterly EPS increase.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Overly political and much backstabbing goes around.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Before my company was acquired by NASDAQ, It used to be quite fun to work here with all the facilities like free milk, free use of DIY coffee-maker, fussball table and free BBQ every Fridays. There's also no time policy, you come in whenever you like and leave about 8 hours later. Also, mostly no dress-code, so you can come in your t-shirts and jeans

    Cons

    When the takeover occurred, the American corporate system starts to be enforced. It's easy for someone to talk behind somebody else's back. For some reason, the HR is more powerful and has more influence than the directors. Report someone to HR and that person easily gets a warning letter for some minor issues. No empathy at staff's well-being. Weak leadership considering this situation has caused greater turnovers the company has ever seen since its early days.

    Advice to Management

    The start-up spirit is no longer there. Focus not only on training, but on principles, values and integrity. A lot of conversation dissing clients occurred during company meetings and this clearly shows a lot of disrespect towards loyal clients. If the leadership diss clients, it is impossible for employees to show respect or to go extra mile towards clients.

  9. NASDAQ offers a stimulating environment, where daily activities vary greatly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Software in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed, flexible and usually informal environment that encourages individual input and self motivation. Daily activities vary greatly, offering variety and challenge. Regular client interaction on a global level makes the company feel grounded in the real world.

    Cons

    Large organisation which unfortunately brings a fair degree of bureaucracy with it. Training opportunities tend to be limited. Pay is industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Greater access to training of employees would be beneficial to all. More allowance for R&D activities would help to get fresh IT ideas into the current products, as some of these are somewhat dated.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Company in search of a new profitable core business......

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a recognizable name.
    I had many dedicated and smart colleagues.
    The benefits, pay and vacation are adequate.

    Cons

    This is a company in search of a new core business, the basic exchange is not a profitable enterprise anymore. They keep buying new companies trying to build a solid revenue stream and have IMO made a number of mistakes. This has created a constantly shifting landscape with many rounds of scaling back.
    It can be a nerve wracking environment where lines of loyalty change.
    Change can be good but here it seems desperate.

    Advice to Management

    The culture of constant mergers, overlaps, and cutbacks needs to decrease.
    When you purchase companies there needs to be more consideration of the personal that come with those purchases.

  11. Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed interning for NASDAQ. A major positive was that there was always something for me to do (and it wasn't administrative work). My boss was very intelligent and wanted me to get the most out of the experience. I would recommend interning here to anyone interested in the field.

    Cons

    You don't interact with anyone beyond your direct supervisor

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