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NxStage Overview

Lawrence, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (NXTM)
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
NxStage has a history rooted deeply in technology and research. Our inventions and ground breaking technology are helping to improve the lives of kidney patients across the globe and we are just getting started. We are committed not only to research but also education, advocacy ... Read more

Mission: At NxStage, we are on a mission to transform renal care. To do that, we continually seek the best-of-the-best to expand and improve our team of dedicated, innovative professionals. If you share our mission and are committed to improving the lives of renal patients, then we ... Read more

Company Updates

  • MASSECON HONORS MASSACHUSETTS COMPANIES FOR JOBS, FACILITY GROWTH, AND INVESTMENT NxStage Medical invents technology to give people with kidney failure a better and longer life. The company was founded in Massachusetts 15 years ago and is now 3,300 people strong. NxStage Medical invested $4.0 million in expanding and renovating our Massachusetts facilities and hired 167 new employees since the beginning of 2015. The company's over 400 local employees donate thousands of hours and financial resources to local charities including Habitat for Humanity, MSPCA, the Red Cross and more.

    MassEcon Honors Massachusetts Companies for Jobs, Facility Growth, and Investment

    Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards Honorees added more than 1,900 jobs, invested over $354 million, and expanded their facilities by more than 1 million square feet Massachusetts - Nov. 22, 2015 - MassEcon held its 13th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards luncheon today at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel with Citizens Bank as the presenting sponsor.

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NxStage – Why Work For Us?


NxStage is more than just a company; we are leading the renal revolution. By our own design, we’re at the leading edge of a movement to transform renal care. To make it simpler. To make it portable. To expand treatment options for clinicians by overcoming traditional barriers. To enhance patient freedom and fulfillment.

With significant breakthroughs already behind us - and others in the pipeline - NxStage is finding itself at the forefront of dramatically improved renal care, thanks to innovative yet simple therapeutic solutions that benefit patients, caregivers, and society.

Our approach – and success – is inspiring patients and providers.

We’re not working alone. Part of our success has come through working closely with customers, patients, industry partners, and government leaders and agencies to realize the vision of better, simpler, more accessible renal care.

Our ultimate purpose is to improve the lives of renal patients, and our approach is already resulting in changed lives and industry improvements. Together, we’re changing traditional perceptions of how renal care can be delivered.

NxStage innovations are expanding and improving treatment options – and giving patients and caregivers the ease and flexibility to perform treatment when they want,where they want, and how they want.

We found the future of renal care because we looked for it.

Thanks to forward-thinking care partners, patients, and NxStage inventors and engineers, a new era has arrived. This is great news for the estimated 2 million people around the world suffering from chronic kidney failure, or End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) including 571,414 in the U.S.

It’s also good news for the hundreds of thousands of patients every year in the U.S. who suffer from acute kidney failure due to surgery, trauma, poisoning, or other emergent health situations.

Here at NxStage we're on a mission: a mission to transform renal care! To do that successfully we are continually seeking out the best-of-the-best to build on our team of dedicated professionals. If you share in our mission to transform renal care, are passionate about people, and committed to improving the lives of patients needing lifesaving chronic and critical care renal therapies, then we invite you to explore a career at NxStage.

At NxStage employees are our most important asset, therefore we have teamed up with the best insurance providers, financial institutions, and more to bring you a comprehensive benefits package that fits your lifestyle.


Benefits Summary

In addition to a stimulating work environment and the opportunity to make a difference, NxStage offers a competitive benefits package to help you take care of yourself and your family.

Health Insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plan
  • Employer Contribution
  • Prescription plan
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Weight Loss Program Reimbursement
  • Health coverage will begin on your first day of employment

Dental Insurance:

Delta Dental
  • Type I services (diagnostic and preventative) covered 100%
  • Type II services (restorative, oral surgical, periodontics, etc.) covered 80%
  • Dental coverage will begin on your first day of employment

Vision Insurance

EyeMed Vision
  • Optional insurance for employees and their family members who currently wear glasses or contacts.
  • Vision coverage will begin on your first day of employment

Flexible Spending Account:

P&A Group
  • Provides an annual, optional election to set aside a portion of your income in a special pre-tax account to cover certain qualified expenses, including insurance deductibles, medical/dental care expenses, and dependent care. There is a maximum of $2,500 for the flexible spending account and a maximum of $5,000 on the dependent care account.

Health Savings Account:

Wells Fargo
  • A health savings account is a tax-advantaged medical savings account available to participants who are enrolled in a Consumer Driven Health Care Plan (BCBS PPO Saver). The funds are contributed pre-tax to the account. Your balance stays with you; it is not a "use it or lose it" plan. Each year you can contribute pre-tax up to $3,250 as an individual and $6,450 for a family. There is also a catch up provision for anyone over age 55 of $1,000.

Group Short- and Long-Term Disability

The Hartford
  • Short term disability is a thirteen week duration where the employee is able to earn 66.67% ($1,500 weekly maximum) of their pay while on leave.
  • Long term disability includes target bonus and commission amount. The employee is also able to earn 66.67% of their pay (or a $15,000 monthly maximum) during this time.

Group Life and Accidental Death Insurance

The Hartford
  • All premiums are employer-paid.
  • Life insurance coverage is two times the annual base salary plus target commission/bonus amount.

Supplemental Group, Spouse and Child Insurance

The Hartford
  • Premiums are employee paid.
  • Life insurance coverage up to $500,000 for employee and spouse.
  • Child life insurance for up to $10,000 per child.
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance for up to $500,000 for employee and spouse.

401(k) Plan

New York Life
  • NxStage matches 100% of the first 3% and 50% of next 2% of contribution
  • Match begins with initial contribution and is 100% vested immediately
  • Employees can contribute up to 75% of their pay ($17,500 maximum)
  • Contributions may also be changed at any time.

Employee Assistance Program

Wellness Corporation
  • The Wellness Corporation offers an Employee Assistance Program, which offers confidential assistance to help you find solutions for everyday challenges of work and home. It also provides assistance for financial and legal questions, addiction, recovery, and emotional health.

Travel Assistance Program

The Hartford
  • This travel assistance program offers help in finding medical providers while traveling outside the United States.

Pet Insurance

VPI Pet Insurance
  • This benefit offers a discount to NxStage employees for insurance on their pets.

Pre-Paid Legal and Identify Theft Protection Services

Identity Theft Shield
  • This benefit offers discounted rates for legal and identity theft protection services.

One-site Dry Cleaning and Shoe Repair Service

  • Dry cleaning is picked up in the office, dry cleaned and returned to the office within the week.

NxStage Reviews

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NxStage President, CEO, and Director Jeff Burbank
Jeff Burbank
33 Ratings
  • "Very good experience, with some downsides"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Lawrence, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    Excellent company culture, laid back atmosphere, meaningful work


    Too much paperwork, occasionally frustrating equipment issues

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NxStage Photos

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NxStage photo of: Habitat for Humanity 2017
NxStage photo of: Team Dinner @ NKF Spring Clinical Meeting
NxStage photo of: Flying high for Nurse Hero
NxStage photo of: 2017 co-op Scavenger Hunt
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NxStage Interviews



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    Compensation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lawrence, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at NxStage (Lawrence, MA) in April 2017.


    I was approached by one of their recruiters and after multiple phone conversations, I agreed to come onsite for an interview. The process was long and tedious, but about the same length as other interviews I've had in New England. I met with 3 people over the course of 4 hours. Everyone seemed excited to meet me and all voiced the opinion that I was a perfect fit for the role. They asked me to come back and meet the head of the department the following week. I came back for another round of long, tedious interviews, meeting the head of the department, and then meeting with everyone I'd already interviewed with previously plus someone who'd been out the week before. All were positive again. The head of the department told me he wanted me for the position and that he was just waiting for one of the recruiters to draw everything up. They told me I would hear from them the next day or the next week at the latest. I never heard from them again-- not even a follow-up explaining that I didn't get the job. Very misleading and unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about my experience with compensation, including executive comp and equity.   Answer Question
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NxStage Awards & Accolades

  • Home Dialyzors United Trailblazer Award, Home Dialyzors United, 2016
  • Gold Winner for the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, MassEcon, 2016
  • Trailblazer Award, Home Dialyzors United, 2012
  • Mark Zawiski Memorial Award, National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA), 2011
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