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NEA Reviews

Updated Sep 26, 2019

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6 Ratings
  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEA full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, above average pay. Freedom to find ways to help the company. You feel like your work matters, and people listen to you.

    Cons

    Long hours some days, not as much remote work as you'd want.

    NEA2019-05-31
  2. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NEA full-time

    Pros

    Team culture, smart people, hard workers, and innovative ideas

    Cons

    There are few. It is a small place. Maybe not right for someone who likes a lot of corporate structure.

    NEA2018-09-27
  3. "Great VC to work at, similar pros and cons to others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at NEA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice, really smart people very few restrictions on the type of investment that can be done - space for all interests able to get involved in many different areas/projects autonomous

    Cons

    lack of training fair amount of obscure bureaucracy unclear metrics for progress/path to promotion

    Advice to Management

    more structured mentorship and training more uniformity between different offices More clear explanations of policies and practices

    NEA2018-07-31
  4. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEA full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people and great flexibility

    Cons

    Typical to many other VC firms, does not always run like a well oiled machine

    NEA2017-03-12
  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at NEA full-time

    Pros

    tele work, flex schedule, growing company

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to move and grow

    NEA2017-01-06
  6. "Senior Program and Financial Assistant"

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    I worked at NEA

    Pros

    social atmosphere, travel opportunities, chance to make a difference

    Cons

    bureaucratic, long hours, little training, poor employee protection

    NEA2016-11-29
  7. "Amazing Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at NEA full-time

    Pros

    Best benefits out there, including a pension. Good salaries and prime DC location.

    Cons

    A lot of internal politics makes it hard to move things forward in a timely fashion.

    NEA2016-11-09
  8. "Top-Rate Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NEA full-time

    Pros

    Amazing team made up of forward thinking, highly intelligent people. Great benefits package and competitive salaries. Beautiful offices.

    Cons

    Like all VC firms, no opportunity for advancement for operating staff and highly male dominated.

    NEA2016-07-08
  9. "Great reputation but sliding fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NEA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great reputation Lots of capital Supportive of companies...sometimes to a fault or perhaps that's the ego of partners who won't shoot the dying horse Lots of opportunities to take on projects and lead deals Good work life balance

    Cons

    Poor management Lots of politics..not at all a meritocracy anymore Agree with other reviewer on inability to compete against other Silicon Valley VCs in tech Investment decision process can be haphazard and there is little accountability Lots of dead weight idiots

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and clamp down on wasteful spending and trendy investments Reward returns and not mark ups or hype Accountability for investments and losses

    NEA2016-05-11
  10. "Big but sloppy"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NEA

    Pros

    Lots of capital. Long history

    Cons

    Sloppy decision making. Too much politics. Can't compete well with other Silicon Valley Firms

    Advice to Management

    Shrink the firm

    NEA2016-04-30
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