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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company!

    Nov 11, 2020 - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nordic is a great company to work for. They offer a competitive salary + benefits for the Portland, OR area. They're managed in a very flat level structure with no barriers on communication, from junior engineer to CEO. They offer opportunities to visit headquarters overseas (in Trondheim, Norway) and also have a strong policy to support continued learning. Each employee gets a generous education budget, from attending conferences to buying courses or books. One thing I also value is their flexibility when it comes to work-life balance. In my experience, they have been very understanding with family matters and time off in general. I have heard my manager say on several occasions after finishing long project to take some time and unwind before jumping onto the next thing. That has not been my experience in all my roles, so I value it when managers recognize the possibility of burnout and are actively looking to avoid it.

    Cons

    With some projects, the structure could be tighter when it comes to planning projects and keeping deadlines.

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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good company to work

    Jun 7, 2021 - IC Design Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice working env and friendly colleagues. A fair place to learn and share your knowledge. Company keeps growing.

    Cons

    Pay is not as much as other large companies but with excellent work-life balance.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Not a Good Choice for Everyone

    May 14, 2021 - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Note that these comments in this review are specific to the Portland, OR office. It might be a different experience at other offices. If you're the type of person who values having a steady job with an ok salary, a fantastic benefits, and working independently with your head down then this is the job for you. - Fantastic benefits package - Flat org structure - Tech stack - Good work/life balance - Little to no supervision - Company is profitable and in a position to continue to be - Nice and smart people - Voluntary business trips to Norway

    Cons

    - "Agile waterfall" type of environment - Unclear expectations in terms of business requirements for a technical feature - No high level planning around deadlines and goals about when a feature should be complete - You'll be asked for status updates and to clarify things that you've already documented on Jira/Confluence/SharePoint multiple times per week - Little to no team collaboration. It's mostly individuals going off doing their own things then providing periodic status updates - Lots of organizational blockers when shipping to production - Lots of long meetings that could've been an email - Not much diversity in the Portland office. No conversations with employees about how they're working on improving it and/or if they want to improve

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