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Fun place to work at in an exciting industry

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Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Nook Media full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

The people at Nook are smart and hard-working, and a lot of fun to work with.

Cons

There seems to be no clear business strategy or vision from the management, or at least it is not clearly communicated to the teams, and many employees end up working very hard but not very smart which can lead to frustration. Lots of politics, design by committee, and not enough decision-making.

Advice to Management

Share your vision, strategy and product roadmap with your employees to get them committed and excited about delivering great products.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Interesting, high-velocity place, but struggles with balancing tasks to resources and compensation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Nook Media full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good mix of embedded and web/cloud technology (talking about the west coast technology site)
    Generally get a free lunch
    Good location (although that may change)
    The engineering staff is generally fun, (when they are not beaten down)

    Cons

    Poor management and hiring practices; continuous crisis mode
    East/West split can be a challenge
    Trying to be a tech company, but not up to speed with, for example, equity compensation

    Advice to Management

    learn strategic planning and use it to balance objectives to resources (you really cannot get blood out of a turnip, pushing harder just makes turnip soup)


  2. Great Place and Still Growing

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    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Nook Media full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People
    Great Product
    Great Environment
    Solid Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    IT systems in further need of development

    Advice to Management

    None


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