An interesting job position that required quick decision making and quick and efficient communication with management and peers. Challenging environment that requires adaptability to change on a daily basis.
Designer (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – June 11, 2018
The company was not the best experience that I had in my career. I thought as a whole the company was okay. However, within my department there were some issues that I didn't particularly like and when I addressed them was turned away. I would have stay longer but management was not good. You know what they say people leave there managers not the job.
Flex Developer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 9, 2018
No complaints. I was treated very fairly. There was a great team atmosphere. People genuinely cared about each other and would help each other out. There was also great expertise within the team. Hours were quite reasonable as well. Development practices were well tuned.
Hard to find much to complain about. The dev team sometimes lacked proper support and planning from within the bigger company, but it was a minor issue.
Work from home, great dev practices, good people, reasonable hours
Maybe some lack of direction in the bigger picture on the project as a whole (minor complaint)
Advisory (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 6, 2018
Great benefits - 6% 401k match, and they have nice elements like paid time for volunteering (2 days each year). That said, what management is saying about the culture and what is the reality of the culture are polar opposites.
Nasdaq is a meeting obsessed culture - many individuals spend their entire 9+ hours in the office bouncing from one meeting to another, only to do their real work after hours. It's not uncommon to see people online well past 10 or 11pm and back online at 6 or 7am before making it into the office.
Employees respond to emails on weekends, any hour of the night, on vacations, holidays, you name it. As a result, employees are getting burnt out but continue to force the pace because of recent lay-offs and restructurings.
HR has extreme turnover - you get a new HR rep every few weeks it seems. Ever since the West Corporation deal announcement, things have taken a turn for the worse. Management boasts that the organization is "lean" but the reality is, one person ends up doing the work of 3 people, as one other review mentioned.
6% 401k, volunteer time (2 days / year), preventative care day
Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 8, 2017
Nasdaq was a wonderful place to grow and advance in my career. The opportunities I had there were amazing. But it is fast paced and extremely stressful. There are way too many meetings during the day so working after hours is a requirement.
HR Business Partner (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 17, 2017
Great place to work except in HR. Worst run HR department you could ever work for. Clients are great overall, benefits are good, and compensation can be very good. Forget about work life balance though. if you thrive in super chaotic environments and want great, intelligent work, it's fantastic. great work, terrible leaders in HR. Other leaders throughout the organization are quite good especially at the Executive level. Good vision, and such smart people.
Events Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 3, 2017
Working at the Nasdaq MarketSite was part events management and part live television production. Our group was responsible for producing the market open events each day. Preparing talent and C level executives to go live on television to "ring the bell" at the Nasdaq Stock Market" was an exciting part of each day. Professionalism at all levels made this a rewarding experience.
Employee (Former Employee) – USA – October 10, 2017
It's expected that companies adapt and change, but this organization can't focus on one thing for more than 3 months. Most of the key leadership expect you to work non-stop but ironically preach time off and work-life balance as key talking points.
Sales Executive (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 4, 2017
Great company, not so great work life/balance. The money is great, the top level management is great, the middle management needs works. Overall, if you like making money but sacrificing time, go for it.
Assistant Sales Manager Richmond office (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 13, 2017
They unexpectedly closed the entire office. I was introduced to a really unique platform. It is one of the harder financial software programs that I have seen, but after investing a few hours on it, it has turned into my favorite financial software that I have used, The best part of the job was being able to do a successful demonstration via Webex of the platform. Also had the opportunity to introduce both Separately Managed Accounts and Unified Managed Accounts (SMAs and UMAs).
Great place to work, and grow. Very good management team, supportive and are very helpful. Definitely a great place to work. Started on K street downtown DC, moved to Gaithersburg, MD - excellent locations.