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The Nerdery Overview

Minneapolis, MN
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
The Nerdery is a digital consultancy of software engineers, strategists, experience designers and problem solvers who create digital products and services that better people’s lives and drive business outcomes. With offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, Kansas City and ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Get to know Danny Estavillo, part of the 2018 class of Phoenix Business Journal 40 Under 40 honorees:

    Danny Estavillo - Phoenix Business Journal

    Definition of success: Give more than you take out. What makes an effective business leader? Selflessness, empathy, communication and decisiveness. Mentor: My big brother, Ross Estavillo Something about you that would surprise other people: I really struggle to pronounce the words "lighting" and "wolf." Not sure why, but they are harder than pronouncing antidisestablishmentarianism.

  • Thanks to Minne Inno for nominating us as a 2018 Coolest Company! Nominees were chosen based on company culture, charitable giving and more. Vote for us for Readers' Choice below:

    Here are Minne Inno's 2018 Coolest Companies Nominees

    Minne Inno's Coolest Companies Competition, our first annual awards celebration highlighting local startups and businesses with the best culture, is now in full swing and we're excited to kick off our inaugural season with a great group of nominees. We asked you tell us about your business, its perks and why your company's the coolest.

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The Nerdery – Why Work For Us?

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.

Our Core Values

  • Constantly push boundaries

  • Win by empowering people

  • Solve problems pragmatically

  • Integrity in all circumstances

  • Be humble

Our Vision

We will be the best place in the world for nerds to work

Our Belief

Passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs

Our Purpose

Redefine what's possible through technology

Our Pursuits

  • 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’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

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • FSA and HSA health plans

  • Paid leave for new parents (adoption and paternity leave included)

  • Short-term disability paid at 100 percent


  • Company-matched, 100-percent-vested 401k

  • Bonus plan for production employees

  • Charitable gift matching

  • Tuition reimbursement


  • Cross-discipline training opportunities

  • Paid-for subscriptions to and Safari Books Online

Check out our active jobs board postings here. 

Love What You Do

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.

Try Before You Apply

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.

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    The Nerdery is a great place to work and the Nerds are amazing humans. Every day I am stretched to learn something new with colleagues much smarter than me. Everyone is so collaborative and inclusive. I have yet to encounter a brilliant jerk. We work on diverse projects with a diverse customer base which keeps work fresh and exciting. The company culture is awesome and provides many of the amenities you would expect from a modern tech company. The work/life balance is legit! Great job to have if you value flexibility and time off.


    Change is hard. We have had to make changes to our business to remain relevant. Those necessary changes affected some talented people and that is never fun.

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    Keep heading in the direction we are going. Communicate the change and the Nerds will crush it!

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The Nerdery Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Nerdery (Dayton, OH).


    An HR called for first round, asked some normal questions. Didn't make to second round

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The Nerdery Awards & Accolades

  • Communicator Award, The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, 2017
  • Best Places to Work(5 Time Winner), Mpls-St Paul Business Journal, 2014
  • Top Workplaces, STAR TRIBUNE, 2012
  • Titans of Technology, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, 2014
  • Best in Business, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2011
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