NxStage Reviews

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
12 Reviews
3.9
12 Reviews
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NxStage President, CEO, and Director Jeff Burbank
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  1.  

    A wonderful place to work, with a potential of growing fast in near future

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer I
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer I

    I have been working at NxStage

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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 for 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
  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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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 for 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
  6.  

    Outstandin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NxStage full-time for less than a 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Rewarding place to work.

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Lawrence, MA

    I worked at NxStage full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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 for more than a 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
  11.  

    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 for less than a 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

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