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Review averages

  • 13 employees say

    Excellent (4)
    30.769230769231%
    Good (3)
    23.076923076923%
    Satisfactory (6)
    46.153846153846%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.27
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

Company summary

At Nasdaq, we're relentlessly reimagining the markets of today. Not by chasing the possibilities of tomorrow, but by creating them. In 1971, the microprocessor was born. Nasdaq wasted no time capitalizing on the new technology by bringing all-electronic trading to the market. Later in the decade, this provided the likes of Apple and Microsoft with the means to raise capital that was previously unavailable to them. a6d5194c237915b9703c.jpg

Sixteen years later on the other side of the Atlantic, OM became the world’s first publicly traded and listed exchange company. In 2007, Nasdaq merged with OMX with a vision to be a single company with a single mission: Deliver the kind of resources that would solve the logistics of the global capital markets. That vision has served us well. So well, in fact, that Nasdaq transformed itself from a U.S.-based equities exchange to a diversified technology provider for thousands of global firms. Today, we’re the leading technology and information services provider to the capital markets. And our Global Trading and Market Service business have become a significant part of our client offerings.

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Numbers

Employees

1,001-5,000 employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

Technology Solutions, Financial Markets, Global Trading, Equities, Market Technology, Market Services, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Corporate Solutions, Global Index Services, Listing Services, and Nasdaq MarketSite

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Company outlook

At Nasdaq, we are inspired by our unique identity as a big brand with global impact in an entrepreneurial environment and we seek diversity. We crave high energy and fast paced experiences and are fueled by individual and team accountability. We seek to recruit individuals with high competence and the passion to thrive in a highly dynamic and global environment.

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Location

Locations (international)

We are located throughout the world.

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What we offer

What is special about working for us?

Nasdaq is committed to creating a work environment that empowers creativity and innovation, develops personal and professional growth, and fully utilizes the abilities of our employees. It almost guarantees that today will not be like yesterday or tomorrow. You’re surrounded by talented colleagues in an entrepreneurial, high-energy environment.


The foundation for this vibrant workplace springs from:

  • Our integrity 
  • Our collaborative nature 
  • The desire to lead, exceed and thrive in everything we do 

How would we describe the company culture?

Lead and Exceed is a mindset and philosophy that describes each of us at Nasdaq. It is a platform for us to engage around a common set of principles. We understand and anticipate the needs of our customers and always exceed their expectations, as well as those we set for ourselves. 

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Our Vision: Reimagining markets to realize the potential of tomorrow.

Our Mission: We bring together ingenuity, integrity, and insights to deliver markets that accelerate economic progress and empower people to achieve their greatest ambitions.

What else should applicants know about us?

Our Values 
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  • We put Clients First: We place clients’ interests in the center of decision making.
  • We act with Integrity: We embrace good governance by holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards in all of our interactions. We are a trusted partner to the investing public, our shareholders, regulators and our clients. In doing so, we strive to be open and informative in all of our interactions with our clients, stakeholders and each other.
  • We are Passionate: We strive to go above and beyond in everything we do and take pride in delivering extraordinary products and support to our clients (both internally and externally). In addition to having strong skills and capabilities, our desire to execute on our vision drives our success.
  • We lead Innovation: As innovators and thought leaders we actively partner with our clients, stakeholders and each other to develop new ideas, approaches, and solutions that move our business and clients forward. In doing so, we strive to engage in activities that drive growth.
  • We are Effective: We invest our time, talent and resources in activities that deliver the greatest results for our clients, shareholders and each other. In doing so, we hold ourselves accountable by measuring our performance and accomplishments.
  • We are Resilient: We commit to operational excellence and foster an environment where openness and raising issues before they escalate are encouraged. We take pride in our ability to navigate around challenges and deliver quality results.

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Reviews for Nasdaq

Reviews - What employees say

3.27 Employees say
1.00 Applicants say
  • 06.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Nasdaq talks a big game about company culture, but doesn't translate that talk into actions. Cultural leadership is haphazard at best, at worst managers have a tendency to respond to comments concerning culture with a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude. This approach is common in the US offices, not so much in other offices worldwide.

Support from management

Yeah, sure. You get support from management if your idea results in short-term cost-saving (read, headcount reduction), but if you have ideas that would take time (and money) to implement, even if they will save money in the long run, trying to get your manager's manager's buy-in is a fool's errand. They're not that interested in ideas that they didn't have, and it's not entirely unheard of for your manager to pass off your idea/work as his own.

Teamwork

Your team is probably quite collaborative - not that there's much choice, since if you want more resources you are out of luck. As a result, forget about getting cooperation from other teams, since they're all as short-handed as yours is.

Internal Communication

Internal comms is a joke. There are "town halls" where the CEO will ramble at length about whatever today's strategy is, do a little back-slapping and glad-handing of her chosen acolytes, and you're left knowing no more about what the company is doing or the direction it's heading than you did at the start of the town hall. The rest of the time communication is piecemeal - it has to be prized out of your manager, or inferred from water-cooler gossip.

Attitude towards older colleagues

At a recent town hall the CEO made a big fuss about wanting to make the company attractive to millenials, about how they were the future and Nasdaq wanted to hire more of them. Those of us with 10 years at the firm, and twice that in experience, were made to feel that our service and experience counted for sweet f-a.

Career Development

Let's not even talk about this. Nasdaq claims to be a company that rewards "self-starters" (also known as "we'll do bugger all to help you in your career, foster your development, or mentor you in any meaningful way"), but try applying for another internal position and you'll find your boss putting roadblocks in your way, whining about how much he needs you where you are, and HR throwing up their hands and telling you to get on with it.

Overall compensation for your work

Forget merit salary increases - no matter how hard you work you won't get an increase unless you get promoted or move jobs. Internal mobility is possible, but generally the hiring manager has already picked out his chosen person and the internal job posting is a formality. There is a bonus "if the company does well" but since a lot of the metrics for that are out of your control you can find yourself in the situation where no matter how hard you work your bonus gets dinged because someone else didn't pull their weight.

Office / Work Environment

Hostility, fear, and the constant feeling that decisions about your future are being taken without any input from you. If this is your thing then you'll fit right in.

Environmental Friendliness

Another funny one. In European offices there is a strong sense of environmental responsibility - non-disposable mugs, glasses, plates, and cutlery are used, and recycling is sorted per local ordinance. In the US offices no-one gives a damn - waxed-paper cups and plates, plastic cutlery and bowls, and food waste are thrown into the same trash as recyclable paper. Trash cans overflow with K-cups (which can be recycled but aren't).

Company Image

No question, Nasdaq has a great image, and it's one of the reasons why I joined. However, beauty is only skin deep - once you get in there you quickly find that it's as badly run as anywhere else.

Job Security

Stability, sure, until the company decides to cut bait on your business unit in the interests of cost-cutting, and then you're in the wind.

Challenging Work

Can be, depending on the area you're working in.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Start imagining that you're going to be in business 5 years from now, and manage to that end, rather than wringing your hands over a couple of quarters' lack of revenue and pursuing a scorched earth policy in a desperate bid to make margin when revenue doesn't happen.

What I like about the company

Good image, looks good on the resume.

What I dislike about the company

The climate of fear that pervades the whole company.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Nasdaq, Inc.
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 17.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Incentive programs to make better money, actual attainable quotas.

What I like about the company

I haven’t had any positive personal experiences. We are paid 30k less then market value.

What I dislike about the company

I do approve with how finance is not able to to install an invoice system that works. Client support takes weeks to respond to you. Management makes an incentive system that doesn’t allow you to make any money.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    MARKETWIRED (a NASDAQ Company)
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Equality among departments and much more diversity. What century are we in

What I like about the company

Always helpful Human Resources takes the time to help employees

What I dislike about the company

OMX are considered more important than NASDAQ

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Nasdaq Omx Group
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Review averages

  • 13 employees say

    Excellent (4)
    30.769230769231%
    Good (3)
    23.076923076923%
    Satisfactory (6)
    46.153846153846%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.27
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

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