NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
89 Reviews
3.1
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    Small company in a large packaging

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

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

    Pros

    Talented and driven colleagues
    Work/life balance - check
    Nice office

    Cons

    Career development is non-existent
    Culture clash - US vs Scandinavia
    Trying to be more cost efficient (cheap) than necessary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Competitive work environment

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to build your resume and gain experience

    Cons

    A bit political and you need to be out of NYC for major advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Was very satisfied with my position at NASDAQ OMX

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The work environment was very pleasant, the work load was always very steadily busy, location of office was a great commute for me, management team was very nice to work with, it was great work experience for me

    Cons

    budget cuts cost me my job or I would still be there, I would work for NASDAQ at any given moment, it was great work experience for me

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Anonymous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Had a wonderful experience working wih peers and management. it was a great experience learning about the working of the stock market and its rules.

    Cons

    None that i could think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible management. CEO needs to step-down

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    ESPP plan, Brand name, view from the building

    Cons

    This company does not believe in investing in its people. Their entire attitude towards their employees is to get the most out of them while giving them the least amount of training, growth opportunity, comp, respect or appreciation. CEO micromanages everything, down to the hiring of analyst level positions. Surrounded by yes men/women who can do nothing to help the staff. Constant fire drills and chaos in the work. Everything has to be done now, at the whim of senior management. Bottom line is everything, people mean nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to grow, you need to invest in your people and infrastructure. Constant cost cutting is not the the way to improve your product and ultimately your bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very unorganized with clueless and reactionary management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    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
  11.  

    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)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    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

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