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NxStage Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
15 Reviews
3.8
15 Reviews
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NxStage President, CEO, and Director Jeff Burbank
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Maybe it was better before

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    Former Employee - Research CO-OP in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Research CO-OP in Lawrence, MA

    I worked at NxStage as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Machine shop access, good pay, office supplies...am I at the 20 word minimum yet? I realized early on that they're not an innovative company. I thought it was cool to be working back in the machine shop, until I realized that they do not have a culture of colloboration, mentorship or growth.

    Cons

    Safety, poor management and vision/lack of leadership, CEO seems aloof as to the leadership within (or lack thereof) in engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on sales, fire engineering department and start fresh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the job, but need to weed out the toxic staff

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Lawrence, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Lawrence, MA

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, easy commute, 90% pleasant people, cool perks to work here.

    Cons

    Some people can be rude and condescending. The job can be hectic enough without being spoken to like your a child. One bad apple will ruin the bunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know who the problem is. Do something about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company in theory, bloated and lacking true leadership in practice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA

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

    Pros

    Relatively flexible hours, good pay, beautiful facility, good effort in trying to "rally the troops" to change renal care.

    Cons

    Complacent engineering management, no true direction or project management leaves engineers and projects running in circles and wasting huge amounts of time and money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone has been at the company since the beginning doesn't make them a good manager. Re-assess project management and lead engineers if you really want to get the next level projects moving.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Your experience may vary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NxStage

    Pros

    A great product. Passionate, smart employees.

    Cons

    Highly political senior management team. CEO has his favorites. A few senior team members can be condescending and nasty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your management team should reflect the behaviors that you want to see in the rest of the employee base.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK to work for...

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Lawrence, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lawrence, MA

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

    Pros

    nice office, decent pay, most employees can work with, ok culture, novel product line, great to see patients benefiting from equipment...

    Cons

    very reactive vs. proactive. A lot of "we need this today" at 4:49PM. Competition coming to market- job stability over next few years is uncertain. Stifled by some management that are stuck in outdated ways of doing business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop talking so much and start listening to employees - they are your best resource!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nxstage Medical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NxStage full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Life changing therapy for chronic kidney failure patients

    Cons

    Unable to sell daily therapy because of government reimbursement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a fresh outlook on how to move the company forward when competitors to market. Gone are the days of being the market leader with no competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, very competitive

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Lawrence, MA

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with which creates a fun atmosphere. Spends a lot of time trying to train their employees in their business model.

    Cons

    Very competitive. Can be prohibitive.
    Some people can be very intense.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with strong values.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NxStage full-time

    Pros

    Employees are passionate about their work and are driven to provide the best for their customers.

    Cons

    Upper management sometimes puts unrealistic timelines.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Working at NxStage was fulfilling from a financial and social aspect.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NxStage

    Pros

    Company provides a service that has an amazing impact on on improving the quality of life for the dialysis patients that use it. Extremely rewarding to see the positive change it can make.

    Cons

    Did not believe the company was making the right long term commercial decisions. It is an R&D company and struggles with optimizing the commercial opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Outstandin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people at NxStage are great. I have never worked with a more passionate group of people. The culture is very positive and the senior management does a great job of describing their vision.

    Cons

    The office is in Lawrence, MA and the open spaces where the cubes are is loud.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the family feel. Keep pushing forward. We have a great therapy and I am confident that we will make HHD grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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