Nominum Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nominum is an intelligent, ethical company with solid products and a healthy culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Base products are rock-solid. Newer endeavors show promise. Engineering culture is first-rate: collaborative, respectful, and flexible, with shared goals and minimal bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Mistakes made by former CEO caused some disappointing setbacks a couple of years ago, but the company has made great strides since then and is well on the road to recovery.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Blame game company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nominum

    Pros

    Good work-life balance.
    Friendly coworkers.
    Good gym paid for by the company.

    Cons

    The middle management concentrates on finding scape goats.
    No possibility of advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay if you do not need stimulation or care about your job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice office, big glass windows and lots of light
    Great gym
    Kitchen is well stocked
    Flexible hours (depends on the department)
    Notice I have not mentioned anything about the job itself yet

    Cons

    No career advancement
    No free lunch/dinner
    Managers do not care about you
    Bad management from the top all the way to the bottom
    Gossip and drama all throughout the office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful place to work, so long as you are safe from the new pointy-haired managers

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    With few exceptions coworkers are incredibly great people to work with; fun, smart, kind, helpful.
    A very relaxed atmosphere where you can be a real person AND do your job.
    Everyone has a chance to contribute.

    Cons

    Newer management has no depth. They are incapable of accurately judging employee skill and contribution, rewarding those who play politics but don't actually do work, while punishing those who do good work but don't play politics.
    Claims of career advancement not backed up; no promotion opportunities, no career advancement plans or otherwise, just more work.
    QA is incredibly understaffed and overworked, with no real plan of attracting and keeping good talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new vision for the company itself is great, but new technical management is driving talent away while trying to hire buzzword generating MBAs rather than good talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people to work with, had lots of fun.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance was great. Was able to work from home some days out of the week to avoid commute/traffic as well as be able to run lunch time errands easier. Gained breadth of knowledge from interacting with several teams.

    Cons

    Length of commute was a factor. Previous senior management was too involved in daily operational tasks. Saw better chance of career advancement elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    People are very very nice

    Cons

    nothing is very very bad

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting start up experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    culture was fun when consumer product was in the works, if you work hard, you are rewarded, people were smart and hardworking. gym is amazing.

    Cons

    the company need to innovate!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    a medium size company with a large corporation culture

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Financially stable. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Not a great place for technology enthusiasts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very laid back friendly place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Nominum

    Pros

    Their work from home policy and flexibility can't be beat. The company is solid financially.

    Cons

    Innovation is slow and prone to stalling.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    short lived chaotic and weird

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Nominum

    Pros

    close to a good gym

    Cons

    political environment, backwards. leadership runs company but doesn't know anything.

    No opinion of CEO

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