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Nest Overview

Palo Alto, CA
201 to 500 employees
Alphabet
2010
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful - one that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it. The company focuses on simple, beautiful and delightful hardware, software and services. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ and ... Read more

Mission: Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful - one that takes care of itself and the people inside it.

Nest Reviews

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Marwan Fawaz
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
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    I have been working at Nest full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nest is the keystone of Alphabet's strategy of enabling a smart, connected and comfortable home. This has manifested in Nest going beyond its iconic thermostats, launching similarly iconic products in more categories, such as home security and safety, with many more on the way. The team is still relatively small for the scope. As a result, an individual can make a much higher impact compared to similarly sized peers with several challenging opportunities to work on . Yet, the work-life balance is great!

    The quality of engineers is great, on par with Google, evident in a constant bidirectional flow of people between Nest and Google.

    There are frequent team outings and fun events.

    There was a period of upper management turmoil in 2016. That is far in the rear view mirror now and the current leadership has streamlined the organization. Each team has a clear charter, most have experienced leaders, and work well together.

    Cons

    The original Nest software infrastructure platform was complicated and had a lot of technical debt. This is rapidly changing with the investing in a state of the art platform showing great results.

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Nest Interviews

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    Product Design Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Nest in December 2017.

    Interview

    Straightforward experience. My interviewer walked through my resume with me, asking questions about my projects along the way, which he tied into technical questions. He left room at the end for me to ask questions about the company.

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Nest Awards & Accolades

  • Design Award, Red Dot, 2013
  • International Design Excellence Award, iDSA, 2013
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