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NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated 9 December 2014
Updated 9 December 2014
96 Reviews
3.1
96 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great work environment, very professional staff and support teams

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director, Relationship Management

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    Former Employee - Director, Corporate Client Group in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Director, Corporate Client Group in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, learn a lot, good salary

    Cons

    Some of senior management are not that bright; others are excellent. It really depends on your manager, who can make your life hell while there.

    CEO has cut back so much that it is affecting trading platform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the cutbacks; treat your employees better. Do not rule by fear.

  9.  

    Very happy to work here. Work is challenging. Tough hours but rewards are also great.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Good total rewards and pay for performance package. Good team members.

    Cons

    Career growth could be limited. But things will hopefully move in the right direction. Sometimes long stressful hours. Less vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management does not understand how lower level works really hard. They should plan things well.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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.

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