Senior Accountant - Accounting Consultant in Rockville, MD
productive workplace with ping pong and chess tables
Work days may vary. Sometimes 40 hrs per week. However, it is possible to work more depending on group and various projects.
Management looks to subordinates to keep them posted on ongoing tasks. Most enjoyable part of the job is the people.
Anonymous in New York, NY
Wonderful people...Work overload
Employees are kind and inclusive
Great benefits to Staff Employees
Nothing is ever enough (always needs to be bigger and better)
Little work/life balance
Culture is work, meetings, work, meetings....work
Senior Regional Director in New York, NY
Typical male dominated culture even with a Female President/CEO....who happens to be brilliant. Didn’t appreciate staff. You were expendable. Lot’s of lay-offs. Paid well, great benefits but not truly appreciative of staff in Shared Services positions or departments.
Programmer Analyst, System Analyst in Trumbull, CT
The people were friendly and supportive
Before 9-11, Overall a 4.8 out of 5 stars. After 9-11 within two years, Nasdaq decided to move to New Jersey. We saw a lot of New Managers who would not give you the time needed and they thought they knew it all. They looked down their noses and even said you don't know what you are doing. The programs that were written in house changed with the new way of trading took over.
A lot of very smart people working nonstop
At Nasdaq you will work with some of the smartest people you have ever worked with, but you will work nonstop. Your out-of-office email will be ignored, your vacation time means nothing. Nasdaq hires the most talented people they can find and runs them into the ground. Why people stay as long as they do I have no idea, but I've been there about three years and it's all I can do to not walk off the job every day. You will check you work email morning, noon, and night and your supervisors will think nothing of emailing you at 6 a.m. asking to have something to them by 8 a.m. They will think nothing of scheduling calls on weekends and holidays. One Sunday I was on a work conference call while driving to my mother's memorial service (to be fair: I had not told anyone at work my mother's memorial service was that weekend, I would have likely been excused from the call if I had, and these weekend calls are rare but frequent enough to be enraging). I've had the opportunity to work with brilliant people on some amazing projects, but there is zero work/life balance and anyone who objects is told Nasdaq is not for them.