Next Jump - Opportunity + responsibility | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Opportunity + responsibility"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Jump full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As well as decent compensation and very competitive perks (including some very unique ones - trips to NY, weekly laundry service), the main pros are around Next Jump's investment in you, and the career progression opportunities offered. The level of trust and ownership you will be given is huge, but with a robust support system in place to enable to accelerate your growth and learning. Everything in the company is... geared towards bettering you as an individual, and there are so many initiatives baked in to day-to-day life as a Next Jumper which enable you to do so. A true meritocracy, where you will get out what you put in.

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    Cons

    With a lot of responsibility comes downsides. You will need to be ambitious and have true perseverance at times to succeed. Rapidly accelerating your personal and professional development is not always easy (although comes with great reward), but if you're not bought into this development, Next Jump may not be the place for you.

    Next Jump2018-12-06
  1. "Leadership Academy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Managing Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Jump for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff is on mission. It's very very refreshing

    Cons

    They might be perceived as opportunistic because they devote so much to others outside the company. And they push people (professionally and personally) to the point of failure/innovation to prove they can get better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. If you don't get some 1's you'll never get any 4's

    Next Jump2018-09-03
  2. Helpful (11)

    "Dispassionate, honest outlook of the company in 2019 as a software engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Next Jump full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - You truly work as a full stack software engineer. You will use VMs as your workspace, separate code bases into the service layer and front end, and be expose to doing both mobile app and website work. I learnt a lot about how to write software at a small to medium sized company scale. - NextJump academies introduce you to interesting people. I met my first admiral ever through an academy, which I thought was super... cool. The projects have an incredible reach - Feedback app is used by the US Navy and perks at work by most of Fortune 1000.

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    Cons

    - There is close to zero testing in both perks at work and the feedback app. There are no presubmits as part of continuous integration, just human testing. The software written is not methodical and will never scale from medium to large. In general the code health is poor, ranging from decent to horrific, and these lead to terrible debugging experiences. I have felt depressed debugging something that feels very... simple before. There is no sense of pride in the product. Most people don’t even use it. - There is no project management expertise at the company. Non-technical staff, with no understanding of the difficulty of writing good software, have a lot of sway over engineers. This results in unrealistic demands that don’t get met and stressed engineers. - This was the kicker for me - there’s no way to recharge with the current vacation policy and company culture. 10 days vacation. Thanksgiving weekend, you have to come in on Friday. Some holidays like MLK day not respected. Each quarter, you have to give up approximately 4 full Saturdays (Academy and recruitment), which last 12 hours from 8 to 8, in which you mostly do things like set up the dinning and interview areas. In general, you just don’t feel respected by management. - You have to drink a lot of kool-aid. Case in point, once a year, you have to give presentations about how the company help you grow. On a biweekly basis, you have to give tours to guests to talk about how great the company is.

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    Advice to Management

    Fire most of the non-technical staff and put in leadership with a strong technical background

    Next Jump2019-08-07

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