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NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
80 Reviews

2.9
80 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 5 reviews)

  • Brand recognition, intense work environment, never a dull moment (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Inability to execute - think Facebook IPO (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very unorganized with clueless and reactionary management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Well, what can I say. Really quite bad.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good benefits including 6% 401(k) match, but no public transportation stipend. Decent hours, but they are inflexible. Office is in the Financial District and the commute is easy.

    Cons

    Base salary is too low for San Francisco. The Thomson Reuters acquisition process was a complete disaster...trying to integrate a larger team into a smaller one in the way they tried just didn't work. Trying to integrate the legacy TR and NASDAQ products together isn't working either. Clients are very unhappy and are canceling left and right to go to competitors. Five sales people have left in the past month alone to get off of the sinking ship. Communication between sales and service is so disjointed that management thinks using Excel spreadsheets is the way to go. There are processes in place just for the sake of having a process.

    This company is probably great for you if you are looking to plod along in the same position for 5+ years. Other employees aren't driven and are content with 'stability' over growth. Do not come here if you prefer working in a start-up environment because, contrary to what NASDAQ might tell you, they are not an 'aspiring technology company' and cannot possibly compete with smaller, more nimble competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. Stop cutting costs at literally every corner and start treating us like it's your employees that make the company. And stop making life for clients difficult just because you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was great for a while then went downhill very rapidly after large acquisition that happened in June '13.

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    Former Employee - Managing Director  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Very good benefits, base pay, high quality coworkers. Some legacy products are top notch. Good company name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Management in place now with the Thomson acquisition that has absolutely no clue what they are doing. Misstep after misstep from product roll-outs to Facebook IPO, to exchange outage in August '13. CEO will not accept any responsibility (buck does not stop with him), but will quickly place blame on internal technology issues or blame outside factors.

    Constantly in fear of losing your job regardless of your loyalty/tenure or how well you are doing. Employees looking to leave like rats off a sinking ship. Meetings that are typically a complete and utter waste of time. Mandate from CEO is to constantly cut costs and increase margins (like a broken record), but eventually there is no more meat left on the bone to cut. CEO is surrounded by "yes" men/women and if you're liked by executive management you'll have a job forever at Nasdaq.

    VP level on up is too concerned with ladder climbing.Too many fiefdom's that don't communicate well and are all selling into the same accounts which creates confusion for the prospects/clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people vs giving yourselves raises...training benefits everyone and adds to your bottom line via increased sales. Also, learn to treat your employees with respect vs. treating them like cattle. Remove yourself from your ivory towers and get out with your divisions to better understand their challenges. Last but not least, please stop the old school 'rule by fear' method...it doesn't work to motivate people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting.

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

    Pros

    Talented people, good salary & benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    Understaffed to the point of always putting out fires; difficult to catch up. Lack of transparency particularly in HR matters. Little to no investment in employee development. Micro-management by CEO and executive team. Management structure very hierarchical. Focused on the numbers and the money with little regard for anything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the executive area and get to know your employees. Hold all businesses to the same standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not all that fancy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay. Good location (Rockville, MD)

    Cons

    Not clear direction. Micro-managed. Tons of meaningless meetings. No clear career path. Unfair treatment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, international organization, colleagues

    Cons

    Matrix organization, too bureaucratic, American style leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Old school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  9.  

    The American organization with a Swedish working culture

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Pros

    The Swedish working culture is friendly and creates an open athmosphere - you can ask anyonne about anything and always get a friendly welcome.

    Cons

    The organization is hierarchical which makes it less flexible and the process of taking decisions may take longer than average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great internship experience

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

    Pros

    People were very nice and always willing to help with understanding of topic at hand. The work was very interesting.

    Cons

    I sometimes had to ask for work to do. Very tight-knit company - everybody has their own role to do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    From great to I'm not sure

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Great group of people who are very talented and smart work at NASDAQ.

    Cons

    No clear direction and very thin staff makes for difficulty in keeping things running up to par with how things should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put money into more development and talent. It will pay off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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