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NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated 7 November 2014
Updated 7 November 2014
95 Reviews
3.3
95 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 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Decent Job

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Good benefits package (health and dental insurance)

    Cons

    Lack of continuity between departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great experience working with fine professionals.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9.  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Sales MMC
    Former Employee - Sales MMC

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lean Business Model

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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

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