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For a subsidiary of Nasdaq

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Former Employee - Project Manager II  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Project Manager II in San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

Pros

The organization is relatively flat. Management can give a lot of freedom to employees.

Cons

Staff experience tends to be low and there are lots of infrastructure problems because people aren't clear on what they are trying to achieve. Competent people will probably find themselves over worked, but in the Nasdaq team these people also might have an advantage to rise quickly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in quality and reward quality work.

No opinion of CEO

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    it's a nice place to launch a career in finance but you'll have to move on for 'real' success

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Nasdaq OMX has quite a bit of dedicated, bright and interesting employees. Morale is pretty good even through trying times for the financial sector. If you're good at what you do, job security is almost guaranteed.

    Cons

    Former management was far more cerebral. The company seems to be more interesting in acquiring companies than perfecting its existing organization. Managers don't seem particularly dedicated or concerned about developing talent or career mobility for better employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to invest more in the employees. Ensure that there is more consistency across departments in the ways that workers are treated, evaluated and compensated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Director  in  Rockville, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Rockville, MD (US)

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    It's a great learning environment and dedicated people. Excellent exposure to high profile individuals and issues confronting Wall Street. It is an outstanding brand and it is great to be tackling issues fundamental to the the economy. Good equity participation opportunities.

    Cons

    Competitive forces created many rounds of layoff/reduction-in-force. It can lead to depressed morale and a lot of work for those left over. Nature of the business lends itself to a lot of competition from ECNs. Lots of pressure and long hours. There are high expectations and sometimes not as high appreciation for delivery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearer expectations about how to make a difference to the bottom line. While communication of overall strategy was good, it would have been better to know how to make a difference to those solve problems in the 'ivory tower'.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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