Nexus IS Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
35 Reviews
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    Outside Sales

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    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Outside
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Outside

    I worked at Nexus IS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a large company in terms of area VARs. They are professional and a great group of people. They treat their employees well and the salaries are above average.

    Cons

    Commissions are all over the place. The service department is mediocre. Installations jobs (outside of the bay area or greater LA area) are SLOW. For instance an instal that should have taken 2 months took over a year because it was in Chico, CA and the service dept didn't want to travel for the install.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better metrics need to be in place to improve customer satisfaction. Customer surveys should be taken on a regular basis. Most customers will not recommend Nexus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Luck Dimension Data - your going to need it

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    Former Employee - Senior Consulting Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consulting Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Nexus IS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The salary package and benefits were consistent with peer organizations in the Tech industry. There are multiple locations throughout the southwest US.

    Cons

    Senior management attitudes and practices emphasize punishment and retribution for constructive criticism. Management business practices are not what I've come to expect of a respectable, honest and thriving environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review management business practices and internal operations focusing on delivering with the Client in mind, not your wallet. Treat your Employees with respect and follow through with commitments your organization makes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong Company to grow career -

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Nexus IS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nexus has a great company culture and prides itself in maintaining it. Lots of "off site" company events/gatherings. They promote internally, provide/promote training. Nexus adapts to industry trends with solution offerings and is a leader in several segments. Cisco - our primary manufacturer we represent - see's Nexus as they key/leading strategic partner.

    Cons

    Not sure if it's a Con - but something to be aware of - Nexus has been acquired by Dimension Data. The cultures are a great match - and there's not much overlap in customer base or territories (which is surprising) - but with any acquisition (friendly or not) nobody knows how things will end up until everything is settled.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what I was hoping for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Nexus IS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. We are not overloaded with rules and stuffiness. For the most part, the people are great and fun loving.

    Cons

    I am feeling like there will never be an opportunity for advancement. If you are not the "hit the bar after work with the boys" type you are looked over. Hoping that this and the lack of raises issue is fixed once we become Dimension Data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before you hire people from the outside, make sure that you consider current employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confused direction

    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Nexus IS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people. Great engineering support. Generally view themselves as an engineering company that also has a sales force.

    Cons

    Too much dependence on the Cisco business. Zero lead development support for sales people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring on lead development.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great culture, great people, back end loaded comp.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nexus IS full-time

    Pros

    People and culture are great

    Cons

    Back end loaded comp makes it difficult to make money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good engineers but poor management

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Nexus IS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good engineers, decent opportunities, healthy project pipeline, aggressive sales teams.

    Cons

    No annual raises, poor benefits, low 401k match, poor project management, sales department is too aggressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on customer satisfaction, annual employee raises with a decent performance review, improve benefits and retirement packages.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nexus IS is a terrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Nexus IS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work remotely on failing projects in California

    Cons

    Majority of projects fail, employees are forced to deal with unnecessary politics created by management, negative customer feedback, procurement cant get basic orders correctly, typically ships wrong items more than once, few professional services managers with uncontrollable ADD. As far as Nexus IS management is concern customers are stupid,trash and doing everything wrong. Data Center practice doesn't really do any of customer's Data Center work, but sales department does! Former Cisco sales people who got laid off early retires are in charge assigning resources to ensure that projects continue to fail and problems remain. After bragging to upper management that there are problems and that they will fix them, they hand down new orders which result the same outcome. The definition of insanity!

    Vast majority of sales architects, consulting engineers and project manager resources are very inexperienced or lazy and always pretending that they are busy. They all have at least four things in-common: failed projects, big mouth, inaction and taking credit for something they have never done before. If accidentally one project becomes successful, credit distribution turns into a bragging competition. Everyone tries to say that they did the same thing and fights break out. On higher level, directors work hard to misrepresent to higher management and ensure they get all the credit. Upper management runs on director's opinions and manager/director originated self serving hypothetical theories, unwilling to discover the truth directly from the source. While paying Nexus for professional services, customers are confused, overwhelmed with meetings, allocating more resources and are working overtime struggling to understand Nexus IS plans, teams, management, politics, order, etc. eventually giving up in a few months.

    Six years ago I was proud working here, not anymore. This small company has become a zoo and at the end everyone is a looser. Not surprising our most seasoned engineers moved on. Many customers fired Nexus and refused to pay for taking down their networks without a notice and not delivering what promised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst of the worst in Silicon Valley

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    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Nexus IS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place for con artists to perfect their skills. Any con artists, including random individuals off the streets with absolutely no previous technical work experience or knowledge will benefit

    Cons

    Incompetence, no support for employees and customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware, management here does not take advice or suggestions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Federal Business Development in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Federal Business Development in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Nexus IS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nexus is willing to think outside the box.

    Cons

    Limited budget for travel and marketing events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the regional market. Don't experiment with Federal market. Either commit completely or avoid entirely. Margins are slim and contracts are big.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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