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"Ok. risky, exciting, cutting edge, and volatile"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Fascinating technology. Very smart scientists.

Cons

Volatile company direction and Sr. management - very high turnover.

Other Employee Reviews for Nanosys

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Plethora of top technology but only a handful of great (wo)men contributors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In short: excellent technology, diversity of projects, intelligent colleagues, company's exciting future possibilites.

    A major reason why I turned down other job offers to work at Nanosys was its array of technology initiatives. A typical startup may have one main product in the pipeline, but Nanosys is no typical startup: it has at 3-4 major unrelated programs with others that only a select few contribute to. Each program has a lot of potential in the marketplace, so the risk is diversified. If that is not enticing for a startup, then I don't know what is. Another important factor is the high quality of scientists (mostly PhD-level) that work at Nanosys; although 'dead wood' exists in most organizations, the exceptional talent of the remainding employees makes up for it.

    Cons

    High turnover of talented employees, understaffed projects/programs, significant business promises and deadlines sometimes unrealistic, highly male-dominated upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee retention, hire more scientists for each program


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nanosys as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work at. I worked with some of the nicest people ever. They never shied away from lending a helping hand.

    Cons

    The only con is that you are surrounded by really smart people, which means you have to be on your toes

    Advice to Management

    No advice. They are all great people from top to bottom.

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