NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated 16 October, 2014
Updated 16 October, 2014
89 Reviews
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NASDAQ OMX Group Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including 6% 401(k) match, but no public transportation stipend (in 6 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.  

    A Great Place to Work, but Don't Get Too Attached!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    My colleagues were undoubtedly the best in the industry....dedicated to the company, especially those who had survived acquisitions. Team work, low stress environment among the neighboring colleagues. Everyone collaborated and enjoyed their job, and were dedicated to the clients. Direct supervisors encouraged everyone and your input matters. Benefits and pay were great.

    Cons

    Senior management only seem to care about the bottom line, and seemed to love to let go of people who were in dedicated long-time service to the company. People who were creative, thought out of the box, and worked for their clients day and night were let go and replaced with people just out of college or other colleagues who were not with the company for very long. Clearly this was to save money. Don't get too comfortable, your days will be numbered! Outsourcing is also a favorite hobby of theirs....having cut out whole teams to outsource in other countries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More appreciation for people with longevity would appreciated. They were there for a long time for a reason. Outsourcing should be a last resort. People were put down or terminated for being dedicated to their clients and always available, but its our dedication that sets us apart. Work on being a great company again..... newsflash, that includes KEEPING your talent, not replacing it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great experience working with fine professionals.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD (US)

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work environment is such a wonderful one where it's really easy to blend in the culture. You run and come across people from all over the wold.

    Cons

    The cut throats nature of business in today highly competitive global work force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not have any comment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed the work there.

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    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment. Busy work schedule. Enjoyed the work there.

    Cons

    Busy work schedule. Financial outlook remains questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stay on track.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, focused and open leadership team, good compensation and benefit plans, geographically dispersed, diverse

    Cons

    Career path not very clearly defined (but is changing), flexibility to experiment is low, failure is often not an option

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lean Business Model

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Pros

    The compensation and bonus is generous.

    Cons

    Management has a very poor "lean" business model in place for their workforce. Employees feel overworked, pressured, stressed and resentful. I don't have much faith in upper management and their decision-making or goals for future growth. Cost savings on workforce will end up costing the business in other ways in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try back-filling positions when people leave the company, instead of dumping the extra work onto the people who stick around. A company is not just desks and computers- it's people. The best talent won't stick around if this pattern continues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group part-time

    Pros

    Nice people and great offices.

    Cons

    Most are happy with just being here, and have a "just get by" attitude.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    So far, so good. Definitely beats the last place.

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Significantly better and more transparent bonus scheme than prior employer

    Cons

    Leadership has been lacking at the middle and lower levels, but I expect that to change soon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great work environment, very professional staff and support teams

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    Former Employee - Quality Specialist in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Quality Specialist in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great exposure
    Individual creativity and innovation is valued
    Well defined processes
    Very supportive staff and managers
    Very helpful HR and IT support staff

    Cons

    Sometimes, things might move slowly
    Decision making take a long time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    good work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Good place to work with good people

    Cons

    senior management has no direction

  11.  

    Cold corporate culture with limited resources

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    Current Employee - Client Services in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Client Services in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Tasks keep you busy daily. Client-facing opportunities. Good mix of financial services and technology platform. Corporate environment.

    Cons

    Very limited workspace, such as desks, conference rooms, kitchen, restroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your shining stars from the ground up. Some middle managers are not fully qualified for their roles - keeps saying "I don't know" when you ask technical questions rather than mobilize resources to get answers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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