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 ...
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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 have been working at The Nerdery full-time (More than 3 years)
The Nerdery is bringing in more experienced leadership who are leading the company in the right direction. Although there has been a lot of change in the past year, it's the type of change that is going to move the company forward and enable them to compete against the large digital consulting companies. This up-leveling will allow the company to bring in the types of clients and projects our Nerds want to work with and on.
The Nerdery is extremely accepting of people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse interests. People are encouraged to be themselves versus conforming to a mandated employee type.
The MN facility needs significant upgrading. Although it is getting better it is still a hodge podge of miscellaneous furniture, finishings, and decor.
There are quite a few employees that have spent the majority of their careers at The Nerdery. The recent changes have been very uncomfortable for this group of people because it feels different from what they have always known as normal. Unfortunately, when these employees lash out and push back on change, they create a negative environment for the employees that want the company to move forward and be successful.
Advice to Management
Don't slow down. The changes that are being made have been needed for quite some time. Continue to focus on moving to where we need to be versus sitting on where we are today.
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.