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"Good people, horrible bosses, worse executives. They like to build everything in house"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Nextag full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good people, nice office. Cafe in building.
Large scale problems, now getting into goo technology stack

Cons

horrible management, even worse executives
New CEO brought in his team
they didn't know how to run business. Running it into the ground

Advice to Management

get new management

Other Employee Reviews for Nextag

  1. Helpful (1)

    "An Ok company with mixed pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nextag full-time

    Pros

    1. Good technology, a lot of opportunities to learn new stuff
    2. Hard working and smart people get promoted
    3. Good HR staff organizing fun events
    4. Good environment for internationals
    5. Co-workers are generally nice, friendly and smart
    6. Excellent PTO time. Ok work-life balance for most employees.

    Cons

    1. Base salary is not very bad. But there are no other compensation. Bonus is low
    2. The whole company is having hard time grow its traditional shopping business.
    New stategy seems to be good but it needs time to prove that.
    3. Benefits other than PTO are not that great.
    4. Low brand name recognition
    5. Stock options are not attractive at all
    6. People coming in and learving all the time. High turn-over rate


  2. "Toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nextag full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Still a fairly profitable business; uses current technologies; very numbers / statistics driven with an infrastructure that embraces experimentation and reat-ime feedback

    Cons

    Draconian management style of the senior leadership; dog-eat-dog culture that leads to fast burnout or being thrown under the proverbial bus. Lip service given to training - one senior leader was heard saying that training is unacceptable and that technologists should be hired already knowing current technologies! Revenue model is being completely overhauled as a reaction to Google's competitive practices - there's little indication that the bet will be successful in the long term.

    Advice to Management

    When you surround yourself with identical cutthroat personalities, you lose perspective and you end up with demoralized, afraid, and/or cutthroat personnel. In other words, you get what you model.

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