NantWorks Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
6 Reviews
2.3
6 Reviews
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Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D.
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    great environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at NantWorks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    a lot of support to pursue new projects, great training and compensation. innovative and cutting edge development of healthcare technologies that is a fun environment to work in

    Cons

    sometimes irregular hours, and the leadership can be hard to keep in touch with. you must take a lot of personal initiative to move up or take on more responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    perhaps develop the corporate ladder

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at NantWorks full-time

    Pros

    Work with very smart, talented people. Innovative products/ideas.

    Cons

    Top management hires qualified people but then doesn't let them make any decisions. Your brought on board to do a job but your hands are tied because the senior team is constantly changing directions which makes it hard to make any forward progress. On top of it all, management has created an environment that if you are not considered "within the in group" then you are an outcast, all of which is very subjective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a strategic roadmap/long term plan along with an annual plan. Ensure these plans are shared among all so everyone is marching to this same beat. Then step back and let the team do their job, with periodic reporting to ensure everyone is on track. Have a standard working guideline to which everyone should work toward and then reward everyone accordingly, no subjective atta boys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Management needs training

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NantWorks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fast growth, new facilities, good people, exciting projects, hard working staff, competetive compensation

    Cons

    Communication = non exisitent. Decisions are made fast without input outside elite circle of "in the know" decision makers, several of whom have never worked outside the company. Competent staff spends too much time carrying out commands, cleaning up poorly planned decisions, establishing procedures after the fact. Management needs to shed the god-like complex and consider offering clear direction, feedback and decentralizing authority. Knowledgeable staff is able and willing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees. Build a partnership. Empower them. Give them tools and information they need to job they were hired for. Learn to communicate effectively and to follow up. Most of your employees are just hardworking professionals who want to contribute--don't take them for granted. Communicate, communicate, communicate.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    caveat emptor!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NantWorks

    Pros

    Strong funding, wonderful vision of a highly-driven owner, LA Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. Vision is of a vast portfolio of portable digital eMedicine solutions to enable many 21st century opportunities for technology to empower a revolution in patient-centric healthcare.

    Cons

    Eccentric, unpredictable, irregular, quixotic, overly centralized, resulting in damage to lateral leadership teamwork, and inconsistent and undeveloped business culture. Beware of easy first investment, then slow strangle, then swift slaughter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After turbulent 2011, settle down and keep a steady and strong investment policy in the constituent companies. Support and empower your senior leadership, that is a huge step to building the new organization. Don't be so suspicious. Most of the scientists and leaders are working round-the-clock and totally dedicated and deeply and genuinely devoted. So don't spit them on, rather give them sturdy budgets and empower them to make decisions on how that is deployed, for the swift advance of the enterprise. Best wishes.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    NotWorks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NantWorks

    Pros

    Passionate Billionaire shines brightly, nice new digs.

    Cons

    No infrastructure below owner to catch mere mortals.
    Too many companies trying to come together feeding off the center for funding and attention with little if any revenue goals or plans of how to create synergies amongst themselves.
    A general state of confusion and insecurity prevails amongst management and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like management, enact basic business practice as an organization, communicate a thoughtful plan, support and enable leaders to achieve a shared direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run Away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at NantWorks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location and opportunities in certain groups

    Cons

    Minimal to nil communication between management and employees. Negative employee feedback is looked as not being a team player. Negative feed back to employee from supervisor is done in the ofrm of termination. There is never any warning. Decisions made and carried out by decree. They love you as you arrive and your are chewed up and spot out when they are done.
    This is usually done on the last day of the month so you have zero benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TALK to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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