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NEA Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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  1. "Top-Rate Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    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.


  2. "Thrilled to go to work in the morning"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stunningly brilliant individuals. Powerful brand, platform, and legacy. Working with the best and most exciting startups in the world. All while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. This firm truly moves the needle, both for its own returns and for human technological progress as a whole.

    Cons

    None whatsoever. This firm quietly houses some of the most successful, intelligent, sagacious, and perspicacious investors in the world.


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    "NEA A Good Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fabulous benefits and a strong company that has been around for many years.

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement; poor salary increases; management; partnership makes it hard to get decisions made quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees; keep them informed and treat them as equals.


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  5. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  6. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  7. "Senior Program and Financial Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    social atmosphere, travel opportunities, chance to make a difference

    Cons

    bureaucratic, long hours, little training, poor employee protection


  8. "Amazing Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  9. "Great reputation but sliding fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NEA full-time (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


  10. "Big but sloppy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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