NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated 15 April, 2015
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  1. Huge learning experience -internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    it paid well ($21/hr; i am a college junior). people were extremely keen on introducing me to different areas of the business and teaching me what they do. i was exposed to all sides of the nasdaq enterprise (back office and front). if you ask, people will give you opportunities to take on more work. the culture of the company is good. i love their office building, One libery plaza, - there is a huge glass window spanning 2 floors which has an atrium for employees to gather/hang out/have coffee or lunch. the view is all of manhattan(from the fidi facing north). People are intense about their work. this intership i was asked to do more than i had done in previous internships.

    Cons

    the intership program is in its infancy, but its already good

  2. Lots of new development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Company is investing heavily in growth
    Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Becoming more corporate
    Hard to navigate through the layers sometimes

  3. Helpful (9)

    Underpaid, overworked, back stabbed, then left for dead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

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

    Pros

    Good Medical Benefits.
    Sometimes they'll waste a ton of money on fancy dinners for you.

    Cons

    They fire quality staff members to make room for inexperienced college students and teams in India. This is because the company is so poorly run, they are constantly losing money at rapid rates and doing this is the only way to help their quarterly reports look decent. They fail at all their mergers. (Glide, Thomson Reuters) and their staff has become a revolving door. They are all about Quantity over Quality making for a poor office environment. Everyone is hostile, on edge, and will lie to you about being your friend for a year just to use you to get ahead. Pathetic.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those on the frontlines, quit hiring people with no skills just because they'll take a lower paycheck.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great company for a hardworker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Bonus w/ stock vested. Best in it's industry, stable company.

    Cons

    All about numbers and revenue. Not a lot of morale boost. Small budgets for every team means no fun. Just work hard and look good and their happy. Maybe you'll get a thank you email.

    Advice to Management

    Boost company morale. Simplify positions and not add extra work onto roles. Allow more money making opportunities for everyone, not just sales and big wigs. Share the wealth.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Excellent people, team culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nasdaq has some fantastic dedicated people working hard and sincerely. It's a very team oriented culture and people tend to pull their weight. Yes, there is plenty of politics, but that is corporate life. Still, it's a great company working prominently on the world stage.

    Cons

    Under-market compensation and slow forward career path. The company is also too lean and certain groups are stretched too thin.

  7. Helpful (4)

    Down-Hill

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Friendly people when they're not trying to stab you in the back.

    Cons

    Once the Reuters acquisition took place, everything went down hill quite rapidly. It was a complete reverse merger, so TR basically took over everything...major/minor decisions, comp, etc., leaving everyone angry and non motivated. The division is ran completely backwards and the majority of the management is clueless, not to mention a complete lack of accountability. Think about it...nasdaq bought the reuters business unit for about $400 million. Why do you think that is? Its because the old reuters was not doing well, nasdaq took a shot at them, and in my (and everyone else's) opinion, they failed miserably.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to sales...listen to the people who are on the frontline of getting YOU paid. Also, it would help to actually learn the business unit/sector that you run.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Nasdaq OMX was an innovating, exciting place to work for

    Former Employee - Systems Reliability Engineer in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Reliability Engineer in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy company to work for, always had opportunities to grow within the organization.
    Always able to get training if it was necessary
    Good bonus structure

    Cons

    Very difficult to keep work-life balance as it was run very lean.
    Sometimes struggled with members in different offices and inter-communication.

  9. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    People and salary vs. workload

    Cons

    Market conditions can add stress

  11. Decent Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package (health and dental insurance)

    Cons

    Lack of continuity between departments

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