NIO Reviews

Updated Feb 23, 2021

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3.6
58%
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William Li
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Team Culture, Competitive Compensation, Free Lunch, Inclusiveness(in 24 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, friendly colleague(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "funding heavily dependent on China, decision making happens in(in 15 reviews)

  • "NIO seems to be undergoing some teenage growing pains(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at NIO full-time

    Pros

    Great to work here at NIO

    Cons

    Perfectly fine to work here as a Software Engineer

  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Eng Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NIO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work was interesting and the product really nice - wish I could buy one in the US.

    Cons

    At the time there was a bit of a firewall of information between San Jose and China engineering


  3. "Great AD HW team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NIO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team spirit, nice lunch and snacks

    Cons

    Very shaky top level management, fickle directions

  4. "Good work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NIO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They treated their employees very well

    Cons

    Growing pains and multiple layoffs for cost reduction. The strategy for the US office is not clear

  5. "good company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

    I worked at NIO full-time

    Pros

    nice culture, great team and interesting problems

    Cons

    challenging relations with the global offices

  6. "pretty balanced work/life"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NIO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    projects are interesting with good complexity free lunch working on latest smart car systems

    Cons

    too many bad apple VP level leaders leadership is not strong enough engineering direction is not consistent

  7. "Great Vision, Action and Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NIO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Exposure to cutting edge Technology, vast responsibilities

    Cons

    Too many objectives, less resources

  8. "Great workplace to learn"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Control Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NIO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free lunches, visibility, great product

    Cons

    funding heavily dependent on China, decision making happens in China

  9. "Cool idea, bad management"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Computer Vision Engineer 

    I worked at NIO full-time

    Pros

    The people on the AD team were top notch.

    Cons

    Upper management didn't know what they were doing

  10. "Not the best time to join"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NIO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    salary, options, environment, food, colleagues are nice

    Cons

    office politics, hq is in china,

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