Nextag
2.4 of 5 91 reviews
www.nextag.com San Mateo, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Nextag CEO Jeffrey G. Katz

Jeffrey G. Katz

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28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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An Ok company with mixed pros and cons

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Nextag full-time

Pros1. Good technology, a lot of opportunities to learn new stuff
2. Hard working and smart people get promoted
3. Good HR staff organizing fun events
4. Good environment for internationals
5. Co-workers are generally nice, friendly and smart
6. Excellent PTO time. Ok work-life balance for most employees.

Cons1. Base salary is not very bad. But there are no other compensation. Bonus is low
2. The whole company is having hard time grow its traditional shopping business.
New stategy seems to be good but it needs time to prove that.
3. Benefits other than PTO are not that great.
4. Low brand name recognition
5. Stock options are not attractive at all
6. People coming in and learving all the time. High turn-over rate

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good pay. Lousy motivation. No appreciation

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I worked at Nextag

ProsGood pay, interesting directions, most of the people were nice

ConsLack of direction in IT

Advice to Senior ManagementWork as a team, and not focus on self-centered career goals

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Was a good experience

Content Analyst (Former Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I worked at Nextag

ProsLooking back at 2,5 years I spent at Nextag, I'm reflecting on my experience there, and what the company has given to me personally. For a newbie in the American labor market, it was a great company to work for. I learned the basics of corporate structure, modern technologies, and principles working within the team and across the teams. I had a pretty fair (at least, comparable) compensation for the work I did, and benefits were really good. I also found out that Nextag was a good name to put on my resume :)

ConsWhat I didn't like, though, was the total absence of career opportunities. Irregardless how good you are and how hard you try, it isn't possible to move on within the company. There was no such concept as 'career ladder', I guess... The only way for me to grow was to leave, and that's what I did.
The other thing that pushed me toward leaving was a luck of flexibility regarding working hours. Taking PTO hours for a dentist appointment - it was pretty ridiculous...

Advice to Senior ManagementStart all 1:1s with your directs with a simple question: "Are you happy?"

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A robust ship is sinking

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Nextag

ProsNew management has definitely loosened the wallet to ensure benefits and work-place environment is condusive; We are also investing heavily in marketing and look-feel to improve future brand recognition.

ConsTop layer management is gone -- all new managers are cronies and think that they are gods looking to fix a well-run ship. In this process we have hired tons of VPs/GMs etc, but not nearly enough mid-tier and worker-bees.
Work is even more tougher and demanding as now there are more managers who don't even know how the ship works and are demanding us to work even harder.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect, retain, and reward current worker-bees as you rebuild/rehire top-management.

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stable company

Account Manager (Former Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I worked at Nextag

Prosgood product, management watchful of bottom line, clearly defined work.

Conssees the trees instead of the forest.

Advice to Senior Managementcould use a touch of humanity.

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Good people in a scary place

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I worked at Nextag

ProsCompensation, friends, bonuses, great health insurance for a technology company.

When I was at NexTag they were doing really well because of the booming mortgage industry. Bonuses were generous and the best performers were rewarded greatly. In Engineering there are good and bad managers. I think most of the good ones left by now since the partial stock exit event. My manager was great but there were bad ones that really abused their underlings. One of these horrible managers got fired for forcibly borrowing money from his employees. The health insurance was also pretty awesome if you have a family. Believe it or not I had friends there and we talked and went out to lunch, but the office itself is very very quiet.

Conslong hours, outsourced Indians, the CEO

I didn't work very long hours, but there were just too many workaholics at that company. The CEO is a prime example. Additionally, there was too much micromanagement from the CEO and not from my manager. He would actually go into an engineering group and tell them to build something by next week. It was bizarro world. Everyone also changed cubes a lot because people are leaving all the freaking time.

Advice to Senior ManagementLeave the employees alone and trust them, and maybe they'd not leave so much. Money isn't the only thing that makes people happy.

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Pays well, long hours, work can be boring

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Nextag

ProsCompetitive salary, managers are receptive to employee ideas and is very engineering driven, management is very relaxed and flexible about when employees take time off, i havent seen anyone get denied pto because of a crunch.

ConsThere are very long hours for lots of engineers, most people come in late in the morning and leave late at night or have to coordinate with groups in India.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is currently doing a good job in trying to improve the workplace.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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