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Nitro Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
49 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Has the potential to be a rocketship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nitro full-time

    Pros

    A lot of fun, genuine and smart people. Fun activities. Great office location.

    Cons

    Have a "work hard play hard" attitude, but play a little too hard. Too much of a drinking bro culture. They don't want to be a typical SV tech startup but sadly that's exactly what it is. Needs better managers in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some great managers and keep them. Hire people you trust and let them do their jobs. Leadership can't do it all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company, issues going on currently

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    There are truly great people who work here- passionate, caring, enthusiastic... There is a lot of heart here. Not much micro-managing.

    Cons

    The Executives tend to be a bit hard-headed and unwilling to adjust. The recruiters don't seem to able to bring the best candidates for manager positions to the table- or people are just being driving out when their opinions don't line up with leadership's. A bit disorganized, but with the right people they may be able to turn it around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    No place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nitro

    Pros

    They spend money to get you drunk often.

    Cons

    No clue what they are doing and leaders are not experienced enough to be in their positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work with a great crew of positive people on cool projects.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Growth.

    Cons

    Chaotic at times within projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building us!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    More excited about coming to work every single day

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    Current Employee - Co-Founder in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Co-Founder in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Nitro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am a long time employee of Nitro. Yesterday I was reminded of how far we have come when we presented our annual Sean Stewart Values Award and we had over 130 Nitronauts to consider when voting.

    I thought it appropriate to share part of what this award means to the team at Nitro. Here is an excerpt from a note our CEO sends to the team each year to announce that voting is open:

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    Sean was a great Nitronaut and a great friend to many of us. He was one of the very first members of the original team. He initially worked in support and product management, and who subsequently went on to establish our direct and channel Enterprise business in Europe. When he passed away in March 2010 in London he was the highest-performing sales executive at Nitro, and the most amazing ambassador for our culture that you could find. Even though he had long established himself as a sales guy, he continued to help out with support, QA, and anything he felt he could contribute to. He was always a pleasure to deal with, probably the nicest person you ever met, super hard working, passionate about Nitro, knew the product inside and out, and had the results on the board to prove how talented he was. He was also the master of well-timed, but completely inappropriate jokes

    Aside from his contribution at Nitro, Sean was a truly inspiring human being, who was the founder of and bass player for HTRK. As an artist, he was one of the best. HTRK supported the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Horrors on their European tours and had record deals in Berlin and London. Sean was a genuine rockstar – so when we talk about “rockstars” at Nitro, we really mean it…

    When Sean passed away, we wanted to find a way to remember him properly. The result was the Sean Stewart Values Award. Four years on, it is a really big deal to those of us who knew him, and to his family, with whom we stay in touch. We send photos of the awards ceremony to his mother, father and sister each year.

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    Just like any start-up we've faced hurdles and had to work our way through them.

    Nitro has grown more rapidly in the last year than any previous year. While it is easy to read about culture and plan to build something unique, it is never that easy. Right now though, I feel like we have just discovered the secret sauce!

    We are now at a point where we are adding smarter and better people every day, increasing our production capacity and having more and more fun while doing it.

    Sean will always be a part of who we are.

    Cons

    The only thing I have been wary of recently is having our cultural mix change with new additions. Somehow though, each new person is adding to the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying to spread the load and honoring what the team, past and present, has built.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Nitro Response

    May 2, 2014talent ambassador

    Thanks so much, appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Loving having you here at Nitro!

  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Why come here?

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nitro

    Pros

    Nothing to report at all.

    Cons

    Needs help to keep going.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Being given the ability to learn and grow with a great company...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Nitro full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The one thing about Nitro I have noticed is how engaged Senior Management is with each employee. You want that in your employer. Health insurance, gym membership, wine tastings, catered lunches, and more make you want to go to bat for Nitro because they make it seem as if they are going to bat for you. I will also say Nitro will do anything to try and be better and they understand certain risks may be made and will fix it if it is not working.

    Cons

    Growing pains. Every company has growing pains and through these you have a learning experience. This can be viewed as a pro too but you can definitely see some decisions be made and they may or may not work out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Nitro Response

    May 9, 2014talent ambassador

    Thanks for your response.

  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Never want to work anywhere else

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    Current Employee - Nitro Man in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Nitro Man in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great working environment - able to spread your wings and make a difference.
    Friendly co-workers, love a beer with a work hard, play hard attitude.
    It's been an amazing ride since joining.

    Cons

    I've been here for awhile and there are the occasional frustrations but having worked at numerous Companies before this they pale into comparison. There are enough great people to speak to and work through anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! Working a treat so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Why Not grow with the best

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nitro full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing people, great atmosphere that promotes growth and a collaboration of ideas. All of the upper level team is easily accessible whom make you feel welcome and greet you with a smile. The company is growing, yet small enough to get some hands on experience in a number of positions. Catered lunches are great, a fridge and shelves stacked with any snack you may wish for; and if not available it will be ordered. Those things are all great, but what makes it truly amazing are the handpicked teams and the 'work hard' 'play hard' environment that has been created. It's not everyday where you can have a meeting, build a product, and have a drink all while laughing at random stories from Australia, reenactments of scavenger hunts, random acts of silliness; all while feeling like you have been a part of the group from the beginning.

    Cons

    If you are not used to a fast paced environment then this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look to your current staff and harness their talents while continuing to bring in individuals that will enhance the culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 12 people found this helpful  

    Is there a negative star rating option?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Alcohol on premise to numb the pain of having to work at this sweat shop.

    Cons

    Don't be fooled by the glowing reviews. Nitro had their administrative assistants and their internal recruiters write all the positive reviews to lure in more suckers. By having an artificially high star rating its easier for the internal recruiters to get more candidates to interview and accept positions they will ultimately regret 1 month after starting work.

    They fire people often here, high turnover. Micromanaging.

    Very cramped work spaces. No promoting from within. Unrealistic goals driven by an out of touch executive team. Long hours, no working from home. Taking time off is strongly discouraged.

    Micromanaging.

    Their tagline: No B*llsh#*. Real tagline: All B*llsh#*!

    Did I mention micromanaging?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and make changes before the mass exodus out of Nitro begins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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