NxStage Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. A wonderful place to work, with a potential of growing fast in near future

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer I
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer I

    I have been working at NxStage

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent environment. People from different origins. Continous growth of the company All the employees get a chance to work independently for the progress of the company.

    Cons

    There are no downside of working at NXstage Medical. It gave me an opportunity as an intern to learn some of the concepts and help them. And now I am a full-time employee of Nxstage Medical. I did not find any downside working here.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Nxstage Medical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Life changing therapy for chronic kidney failure patients

    Cons

    Unable to sell daily therapy because of government reimbursement

    Advice to Management

    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.


  3. Challenging job surrounded by hard working, passionate employees.

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

    I have been working at NxStage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NxStage is an exciting company to work for, lead be great management and an incredible CEO. Work is challenging and employees share a good work/life balance. Co-workers are talented with no dead weight. 10 people accomplish tasks at NxStage that require 20 people at most companies. People are passionate and always focused on improving processes and the products,

    Cons

    Located in Lawrence, MA. Business segments spread out over 5 floors reducing face time with other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stop valuing your employees and showing them your appreciation for what they accomplish. Especially those that have shown commitment to NxStage for many years. They have a wealth of knowledge and history that is hard to replace and they keep the NxStage engine finely tuned.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    OK to work for...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lawrence, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lawrence, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Outstandin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NxStage full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Your experience may vary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NxStage

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Rewarding place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Lawrence, MA

    I worked at NxStage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable environment, new office, friendly people, good benefits. A feel good place to work. Patient interaction is very positive.

    Cons

    Most co-workers are great and work as a team although there are a few that try to lead by intimidation. Thankfully not many. Overall it's a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with what is going on in the general day to day work flow of your employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NxStage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA

    I worked at NxStage full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    This is one of the best company I have ever worked for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support Analyst
    Current Employee - Sales Support Analyst

    I have been working at NxStage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The environment within this company is easy going and relaxing

    Cons

    I have no complaints as of yet.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to create a better training structure.



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