NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
85 Reviews
3.1
85 Reviews
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NASDAQ OMX Group Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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55 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastic learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the obvious pros include:
    - Possibility to shadow/gain exposure to different business units
    - Managers' willingness to give you meaningful work
    - Mentorship program
    - Interns are significantly trained
    - Reasonable working hours
    - Friendly work environment
    - Mid summer performance review and end of summer performance review for feedback and improvement points
    - Corporate events
    - Access to NASDAQ OMX opening/closing bell
    - Good salary

    Cons

    - Lack of interaction between different business units
    - Relatively few interns networking events

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This company is not for everyone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Specialist  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    NASDAQ is a well known brand, but when you peel back the onion there are some major dysfunctions at the management level.

    Cons

    Very lean organization. Work/life balance is better in some departments vs others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent, communicate more with staff, and put more emphasis on valuing all employees and not just senior management. Without out the people who make the vision happen, the company is nothing...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bumbling company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Laid back culture, thats about it

    Cons

    Big visions ungrounded in reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to live down Facebook IPO blunder

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    GREAT experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Technology Summer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Global Technology Summer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I joined as an Intern. They have started a great internship program of 10 weeks. I got good exposure to the company, leadership and its different businesses. There was brown bag sessions of how the stock market works and all. As I was in technology, it was really helpful for me to learn about different verticals.

    Cons

    Sometimes you find yourself passing time as an intern. Everyone is too busy. You really need to approach different people and ask for work. If you have the guts to go and ask people to give you work, your experience might just be great. but it differs from person to person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more documentation so that when a new guy joins, you don't have to spend hours with him.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Huge learning experience -internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    it paid well ($21/hr; i am a college junior). people were extremely keen on introducing me to different areas of the business and teaching me what they do. i was exposed to all sides of the nasdaq enterprise (back office and front). if you ask, people will give you opportunities to take on more work. the culture of the company is good. i love their office building, One libery plaza, - there is a huge glass window spanning 2 floors which has an atrium for employees to gather/hang out/have coffee or lunch. the view is all of manhattan(from the fidi facing north). People are intense about their work. this intership i was asked to do more than i had done in previous internships.

    Cons

    the intership program is in its infancy, but its already good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of new development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Company is investing heavily in growth
    Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Becoming more corporate
    Hard to navigate through the layers sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I was an intern this summer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Reliability Engineer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Reliability Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -internship program is flexible but provided structure when it was needed
    -bosses expected a lot but also were humans
    -compensation was great
    -exposure to other parts of the company and meeting people was a huge plus. i got to learn about different business units and what they did. shadowing people was encouraged and people were responsive to any inquiries i had about their role, why the liked it, etc.
    -they look to hire their interns

    Cons

    -the internship program is just beginning so managers dont really know what to do sometimes
    -some managers or mentors were too busy for their interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    branding branding branding

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

    Underpaid, overworked, back stabbed, then left for dead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Good Medical Benefits.
    Sometimes they'll waste a ton of money on fancy dinners for you.

    Cons

    They fire quality staff members to make room for inexperienced college students and teams in India. This is because the company is so poorly run, they are constantly losing money at rapid rates and doing this is the only way to help their quarterly reports look decent. They fail at all their mergers. (Glide, Thomson Reuters) and their staff has become a revolving door. They are all about Quantity over Quality making for a poor office environment. Everyone is hostile, on edge, and will lie to you about being your friend for a year just to use you to get ahead. Pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those on the frontlines, quit hiring people with no skills just because they'll take a lower paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company for a hardworker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Bonus w/ stock vested. Best in it's industry, stable company.

    Cons

    All about numbers and revenue. Not a lot of morale boost. Small budgets for every team means no fun. Just work hard and look good and their happy. Maybe you'll get a thank you email.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Boost company morale. Simplify positions and not add extra work onto roles. Allow more money making opportunities for everyone, not just sales and big wigs. Share the wealth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent people, team culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Pros

    Nasdaq has some fantastic dedicated people working hard and sincerely. It's a very team oriented culture and people tend to pull their weight. Yes, there is plenty of politics, but that is corporate life. Still, it's a great company working prominently on the world stage.

    Cons

    Under-market compensation and slow forward career path. The company is also too lean and certain groups are stretched too thin.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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