NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
84 Reviews
3.1
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NASDAQ OMX Group Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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54 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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    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
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    Great work environment, very professional staff and support teams

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    Former Employee - Quality Specialist  in  Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Quality Specialist in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time for more than a 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
  3. 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 for 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.

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    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

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    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 for more than a 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
  7.  

    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.

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    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 for 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
  9.  

    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 for 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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    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 for more than a 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

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