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The Nerdery Overview
Minneapolis, MN
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
We build more than software—we craft digital products, services and experiences that better people’s lives and in doing so drive business forward.

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

  • Prepping for a weekend cookout? See how the app we created for client Hy-Vee can help you plan, shop and save, via Kare 11.

    Tech Tuesday: Supermarket apps make cookouts convenient

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - As you're planning your summer cookouts, many grocery stores now have their own apps to help make planning and shopping more convenient. Bloomington-based The Nerdery helped design one of those apps, for midwest grocery chain Hy-Vee. "We wanted to create a very seamless, easy customer experience," said program manager Joe Doran.

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    Jumpstarting Your Idea with Business Analysis | The Nerdery

    Why is it so hard to turn an idea into a realized product or initiative? In that first moment when inspiration strikes, the idea often appears so clear and poised for success. But as time passes and complexities emerge, it can seem stuck in quicksand - unable to ever move forward and become real.

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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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    I have been working at The Nerdery full-time (More than a year)


    Great people to work with
    Work life balance is very flexible
    if working over 40 hours, you get paid for those hours on top of your salary


    Pay is a little below average in the area
    Not much room to advance career

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The Nerdery Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    PHP Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at The Nerdery (Chicago, IL) in March 2017.


    Initial phone interview with HR staff member. We reviewed my employment history and specific technologies employed. She asked my salary requirements. Overall, it was a pleasant conversation and not stressful.

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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
  • Titans of Technology, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, 2014
  • Top Workplaces, STAR TRIBUNE, 2012
  • Best in Business, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2011
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