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The CEO with Napoleonic complex is a verified idiot! RUN, do not walk in the opposite direction.

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Former Employee - Engineer  in  San Mateo, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in San Mateo, CA

I worked at Nextlabs full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Multi-cultural and some smart engineers who enjoy masochism

Cons

Besides the great technology in the field of info-security by some original engineers (long departed) there is really nothing to the company that would make resemble a modern technology startup. Everything revolves around the "short little Napoleon" CEO and his inflated ego and preposterous sense of self. The valley is replete with stories about why with the greatest technologies in previous years, he cannot make any company public and always ends up selling the company or the technology as an exit strategy. The guy is simply ridiculous.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is only one person with decision making power...the CEO. Advice to him: commit suicide! You are not a human being, but a caricature of one...like a silly villain from a Johnny Quest episode (the children's animation series)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great if you're willing to make a difference

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nextlabs full-time

    Pros

    Work on something meaningful - challenging business problems impacting large companies and new category defining products
    Collegial work environment, flat and apolitical organization
    Merit based performance and promotion process

    Cons

    Greater transparency around business performance beyond the management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making individual contributors in the trenches realize the value they're providing. Since the software is sold to large companies and not a household name, it can be hard for a person not involved in the sales and marketing process to understand their value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    NextLabs is an autocratic regime run by a dictator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nextlabs full-time

    Pros

    Good technology and smart co-workers

    Cons

    The CEO meddles in every single detail. He started and sold Kiva - my advice would be to check out what he has done since.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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