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Helpful (5)

Was a good experience

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Content Analyst in San Mateo, CA
Former Employee - Content Analyst in San Mateo, CA

I worked at Nextag

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Looking 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 :)

Cons

What 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 Management

Start all 1:1s with your directs with a simple question: "Are you happy?"

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  1. Helpful (5)

    worst colleagues ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Nextag

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I thought it was the compensation, until I realized that the competition was paying double and I left.

    Cons

    The most depressed employees I have ever encountered. From the CEO and VPs to all directors and managers these are losers that cannot appreciate talent and ideas.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Depends on your position and team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Nextag

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Depending on your team, great adoption of new technologies
    - Lots of new things happening, interesting projects
    - Nice office with full of snacks and monthly free lunches
    - Engineers get a Mac or a Dell laptop
    - Great PTO
    - HR really spends time on team building and employee morale boosting activities

    Cons

    - Some projects have management problems or incompetent managers
    - Compensation is not as good as it used to be

    Advice to Management

    - Have a clearer vision as to where the company is heading. If you do, please convey it better to the employees so that they can trust that vision.


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