NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated 25 September 2014
Updated 25 September 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Web Developer

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Marlborough, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Marlborough, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits were great, profit sharing, bonuses and decent pay, 3 weeks vacation to start. Colleagues were great... flexible environment.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, They rather hire contractors for lower development jobs then within. Still working on old code base ColdFusion, buying products they knowing nothing about or how it was developed. Trying to build an in house product with no clear direction. Soon as you start to get some, they purchase another company and everything stops and changes. There is are to much upper management that is just bloat. There is far to much red tape to do anything here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to know what real development is. Configuring a website is not real code development. Hire more from within and not just throwing contractors at it. Hire some Managers with Real Software product experience and things could change drastically...

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company is not for everyone.

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    NASDAQ is a well known brand, but when you peel back the onion there are some major dysfunctions at the management level.

    Cons

    Very lean organization. Work/life balance is better in some departments vs others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent, communicate more with staff, and put more emphasis on valuing all employees and not just senior management. Without out the people who make the vision happen, the company is nothing...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for a hardworker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent Job

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    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)

    Pros

    Good benefits package (health and dental insurance)

    Cons

    Lack of continuity between departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7. 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

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great place to learn and be prepared for a fast-paced environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn about the U.S. securities exchanges and financial services industry. You will always be learning something new each day.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, opportunities for attending formal training may not always be available.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality work, low recognition, bad judgment, understaffed, management backfighting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Brand recognition, intense work environment, never a dull moment. Learn a lot on your own.

    Cons

    Poor management decision making, understaffed, cutting to the bone, overworked, no training. Cost cutters celebrated but the negative impact on quality will be noticed and likely blamed elsewhere. No training. Bottom line is king. The best and brightest not promoted. Favoritism rules. Across the board dissatisfaction and people trying to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what's going on below you. Your decision making is so clouded by cost cutting that you are increasingly jeopardizing quality over low cost. Will have a real impact when the problems become so big it can't be ignored and clients will notice - p.s., they already have....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Old school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Pros

    Great salary & benefits.
    Stable, with great long term opportunities.

    Cons

    Inability to execute - think Facebook IPO.
    Micromanagement from the very top.

    Disapproves of CEO

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