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Nanosys Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ok. risky, exciting, cutting edge, and volatile

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

    I worked at Nanosys

    Pros

    Fascinating technology. Very smart scientists.

    Cons

    Volatile company direction and Sr. management - very high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of management

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Nanosys as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Potential to growth and good environment to workj

    Cons

    Ridiculous management: laid off then hire. I recommend to work as a short term but long term is not a good idea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please plan ahead and undertand the work flow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promising but disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Chemist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Production Chemist in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Nanosys as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people with a lot of good ideas and dedication. The product will be great if it ever makes it out to market.

    Cons

    Unrealistic deadlines/business plans, bad management, and high turnover rate. Temps are not treated well, and a long wait to becoming a permanent employee. Good people are lost due to these practices and there is little hope for improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Plethora of top technology but only a handful of great (wo)men contributors

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

    I have been working at Nanosys

    Pros

    In short: excellent technology, diversity of projects, intelligent colleagues, company's exciting future possibilites.

    A major reason why I turned down other job offers to work at Nanosys was its array of technology initiatives. A typical startup may have one main product in the pipeline, but Nanosys is no typical startup: it has at 3-4 major unrelated programs with others that only a select few contribute to. Each program has a lot of potential in the marketplace, so the risk is diversified. If that is not enticing for a startup, then I don't know what is. Another important factor is the high quality of scientists (mostly PhD-level) that work at Nanosys; although 'dead wood' exists in most organizations, the exceptional talent of the remainding employees makes up for it.

    Cons

    High turnover of talented employees, understaffed projects/programs, significant business promises and deadlines sometimes unrealistic, highly male-dominated upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee retention, hire more scientists for each program

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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