Mission: Our vision is to be the best place in the world for nerds to work. We believe passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. We don’t sell websites or mobile apps; we sell access to unstumpable problem solvers whose purpose is to redefine ...
While community support at The Nerdery tends to ramp up during the traditional holiday season, our season for giving is a long one, with no real off season.
Done correctly, "digital transformation" shouldn’t be a buzzword at all, but a frame of mind for organizations that want to grow and survive.
The Nerdery, based in Minneapolis with offices in Chicago, Kansas City and Phoenix, designs and develops custom software solutions. We apply user experience design, software development, project management and quality assurance to our core services of mobile and web applications, websites, systems integration and digital consulting. Clients span dozens of industries and include everything from startups and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
We believe strongly in quality workmanship, meaningful collaboration and outstanding customer service – it’s that ethos that has led countless Nerds to tell us they’ve learned more in their first six months at The Nerdery than years elsewhere.
Constantly push boundaries
Win by empowering people
Solve problems pragmatically
Integrity in all circumstances
We will be the best place in the world for nerds to work
Passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs
Redefine what's possible through technology
Be as passionate about our clients' business as we are our own
Encourage innovation through culture
Learn together; share expertise
Balance innovation and pragmatism
We’re proud of impactful work. Here are just a few samples to help illustrate what it’s like to work with us.
Putting A New Coat of Paint on Paint Shopping with Valspar
Valspar approached The Nerdery to build a seamless system to facilitate free consultations with Color Strategists flexible enough to provide personalized service to their wide consumer base. The entire project rallied around the idea that a consumer would have paint colors selected before entering a store. By developing AskVal.com’s Color Help tool, we accomplished all of their goals and helped Valspar disrupt their industry. Read more here.
Building a Safety Learning System with HB Healthcare
HB Healthcare Safety’s mission statement is, “We believe that no one should ever suffer or die as a result of process or system failures.” Any compassionate technologist can easily conclude that if data can save lives, this is our calling. HB Healthcare Safety came to The Nerdery with a clear understanding of what they wanted to accomplish, but didn’t know how to get there; here began a true partnership between business owner and technology experts.
Principal Software Engineer Patrick Fuentes shares a little bit about himself and what he loves to do both inside and outside of The Nerdery. Read the interview here.
Here are some of the benefits a Nerdery employee can expect:
Health and well-being:
Paid time off starting at 20 days for new employees
Eight paid holidays
FSA and HSA health plans
Paid leave for new parents (adoption and paternity leave included)
Company-matched, 100-percent-vested 401k
Bonus plan for production employees
Charitable gift matching
Cross-discipline training opportunities
Check out our active jobs board postings here.
Everything about The Nerdery, as a company and a workplace, is built around nerdy needs — from our data-driven, streamlined processes to our cool, casual work environment and other refinements. Where is the love? Survey says it's here in abundance, as seen in our consistent ranking on best workplace lists
As Co-Presidents, Nerds personify our belief in distributed leadership. More a responsibility than a right, Co-Presidential power harnesses the passion of engaged Nerds to positively impact clients' business.
If you're applying for any position with us or even just considering pursuing one of our openings, all of them come with the co-title of Co-President. Whether you're a Software Engineer, Account Executive or an aspiring Nerd Experience team member, we want (and need) you to be a Co-President.
Join us for an introductory tour that doubles as an informational interview for curious, could-be applicants. See The Nerdery during normal working hours, then stay for Bottle Cap, our Friday happy hour/show-and-tell. View upcoming events here.
I worked at The Nerdery full-time (More than 3 years)
User Experience, and Quality Assurance talent that meets or exceeds every other company I've worked for since.
HR protects bad actors.
Got way too big too fast.
Seems to be more interested in selling the company off, after several false starts at improvement.
Advice to Management
Sell and move on.
I applied online. I interviewed at The Nerdery (Bloomington, MN) in December 2017.
I applied online and had the first phone interview. I was immediately passed to the second round which is putting together a project plan. After I was told if I "passed" I would be moved on to the third round on-site interview.
I will be honest, I'm very hesitant about spending time on this PP after spending a few hours reading all of their interviews and feedback (most recent in the last six months). I get that an organization can change and they had leadership change six months ago, but the negative feedback from current employees just keeps rolling in; the latest was just yesterday. I was excited at the opportunity to interview but I have a bad feeling in my gut about the health of the organization. The reason I love GlassDoor is that the feedback is real and authentic. When employees can submit things anonymously, I feel this is where you are going to get the most real feedback. This is the real deal! I saw so many keywords in the latest feedback; distrust, lack of loyalty, sell the company, lost executive team, lack of diversity, cronyism..... these words come up in feedback just within the last six months. YIKES!!
I'm apprehensive about moving forward. I might just lay this project plan assignment down and choose to walk away. I have no idea what I would be walking into. I'm all on board with vision and sometimes drastic changes must be made, however clearly there's something not right here. Truthful feedback doesn't lie.