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25 English questions out of 25

20 September 2019

What is health insurance like at Nasdaq?

Pros

Lots of great, smart, nice people work here. Good work-life balance for most people & opportunity to work from home. Overall good benefits, including 401K match, 3 weeks vacation, sick days, (but only 12 weeks of maternity leave), several health insurance options, dental & visual insurance, tuition assistance, relaxed dress code, free fruits & beverages. The CEO, Adena, is very enthusiastic about making a company a better place and transform it to fintech firm. She has a good vision about the company’s future and works hard to achieve it. Great and well recognized brand.

Cons

The pay is low, much lower than for the same positions at other firms and it hardly increases over the years even if you get assigned more responsibilities. The company tries to save money on employees and some departments are understaffed, which makes it difficult or sometimes impossible to deliver projects on time. It is very difficult to move professionally around the company, get promoted or grow, especially if you are a woman. Significant domination of white male employees from middle to executive management levels - women seem to not get promoted, although get hired equally and retained on entry level positions. Middle management has no clue what they are doing, do not have the same vision as the CEO, and often not supportive of their teams. Many of them do the functional job themselves forgetting about their managerial (Leadership) responsibilities. Promotions and changes happen only on the executive level, even when somebody leaves the firm, the senior management and the c-suite move around, middle and entry levels only experience increase in responsibilities without pay increase and promotions. Lots of unproductive, time wasting meetings with managers who has no idea what they are doing.

Advice to Management

Increase & encourage cross-team collaboration; there are a lot of systems and technology within the firm that can be useful and beneficial for different departments but employees are not aware of that (including management). Do not hire/promote people without leadership skills to managerial positions when they need to manage junior employees. Make the pay competitive, promote and recognize people.

Overall good benefits, including 401K match, 3 weeks vacation, sick days, (but only 12 weeks of maternity leave), several health insurance options, dental & visual insurance, tuition assistance, relaxed dress code, free fruits & beverages.

20 September 2019

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20 April 2020

Does Nasdaq give time off to volunteer?

Pros

Management: Appreciate my managers they are very supportive and I can feel their trust. I have never experienced being "micro-managed". They let me decide and guide me appropriately. Total Rewards (Compensation): Overall Salary is competitive though I am more impressed with the benefits we have the usual medical, leaves, life insurance, allowances, and etc. BUT on top of it employees can purchase discounted stocks regardless of the level and the retirement plan has matching option. Culture: Nasdaq encourage you to grow and take control of your career. We value playing as a team culture, voice out concerns and still respect each other's differences. We also have different employees networks not just in Manila but globally. The company encourages employees to join community volunteer programs .

Cons

Nasdaq respects work-life balance of employees but sometimes due to the fast-paced environment and as a lean organization - you may have to work extra hours. Aside from the peak season you are free to plot your vacation leaves!

Advice to Management

I have seen a lot of improvement in Nasdaq over the last 5 years in trying to adapt the global culture, I hope I see more improvements in terms of the programs and possibly flexible benefits (medical insurance) package that will better suit every employee's needs.

The company encourages employees to join community volunteer programs .

20 April 2020

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9 June 2018

What is the retirement plan like at Nasdaq?

Pros

Great benefits - 6% 401k match, and they have nice elements like paid time for volunteering (2 days each year), preventative care day, Corporate Incentive Program annual bonuses, long-term stock options, etc...

Cons

Nasdaq is a meeting obsessed culture - many individuals spend their entire 9+ hours in the office bouncing from one meeting to another, only to do their real work after hours. It's not uncommon to see people online well past 10 or 11pm and back online at 6 or 7am before making it into the office. Employees respond to emails on weekends, any hour of the night, on vacations, holidays, you name it. As a result, employees are getting burnt out but continue to force the pace because of recent lay-offs and restructurings. Ever since the West Corporation deal announcement, things have taken a turn for the worse. Management claims that the organization is "lean" but the reality is, one person ends up doing the work of 3 people.

Advice to Management

Actions speak louder than words - you need to care about your employee's mental, emotional, and physical healths. It's not sustainable for someone to work 24/7/365.

Great benefits - 6% 401k match, and they have nice elements like paid time for volunteering (2 days each year), preventative care day, Corporate Incentive Program annual bonuses, long-term stock options, etc...

9 June 2018

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24 January 2019

Does Nasdaq offer dental insurance?

Pros

Great benefits! Cigna health and dental insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 6% 401k match, generous vacation and personal time, PTO for volunteer hours, tuition reimbursement

Cons

Some travel between offices required

Cigna health and dental insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 6% 401k match, generous vacation and personal time, PTO for volunteer hours, tuition reimbursement

24 January 2019

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6 May 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Nasdaq?

Pros

Great team, high-end client base

Cons

Limited career progression as the business is quite siloed

Limited career progression as the business is quite siloed

6 May 2019

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