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NanoString Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Best-in-Class Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Investor Relations in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Vice President, Investor Relations in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright people, challenging problems, respectful culture, lots of career opportunities, high expectations, tremendous commercial opportunities and the nicest people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Demanding pace, not a deep bench of talent in many groups, many individuals don't have adequate succession options.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. We are well-positioned for success, our growth drivers are numerous, and our competitive advantage is significant!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Generally ok, but room for improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NanoString full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, "get your work done" work environment. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Lacks solid career development and support to do the job well. Still has a started up feel although approaching 500 employees. Communication between groups is disjointed and collaborative environment is missing.

    Advice to Management

    Create a cohesive environment, where all employees feel and act as though they are on the same team. Provide clear career pathways so that employees can see their next step and what they need to do to get there.

  3. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is a real positive energy there

    Cons

    Sometimes it can get boring pipetting all day.


  4. "Realistic Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company tries hard to make its employees happy through engagement activities and treats. I've never worked for an employer that advises its managers and supervisors to take their teams out to lunch once in a while. The company is investing in leadership development and its great.

    Cons

    There are ebbs and flows to the production forecasts. Production seems to bulk up near the end of the quarters, so its hard to take time off and you may expect to work overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have high expectations for your employees who have just started and are still in training. There isn't a formal training structure so things may take longer (concepts and processes) to grasp.


  5. "Research Associate 1"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NanoString full-time

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    In the busy city however


  6. "Research Associate I"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NanoString full-time

    Pros

    -culture
    -growth
    -benefits including pto and reimburements

    Cons

    -small company
    -inconsistent growth due to growing company


  7. "Inside Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting Technology and intelligent people

    Cons

    The business structure and the systems are challenging.

  8. "Growing company with great opportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NanoString full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In the Finance/Accounting group...

    This is a great company for a self-motivated individual who is passionate about process improvement. The accounting issues are complex and the company is growing rapidly. It's accounting systems, however, are not as sophisticated as its product. This leaves room for individuals to make a real impact if they have good ideas and can execute.

    This company hires very bright individuals. In Finance/Accounting, there are opportunities to work with high level Sales, Marketing, and Manufacturing people, many of which have a vast understanding of the big picture, including the scientific details and the company's overall direction.

    Benefits and PTO are top-notch.

    Cons

    The data we work with in Finance/Accounting is not pristine. This sometimes requires a lot of out of the box thinking to find answers to the important questions.

    The pace is demanding, but not unreasonable. Again, you must be quick on your feet to make it here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve the company's data if you want to get more out of your Accounting/Finance department.


  9. "Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefit package including stock options

    Cons

    There is some lack of structure but it's being worked on


  10. "Good Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The environment of NanoString is creative and supportive with people willing to see the big picture of ideas that are brought to the table. Overall, people are good with communication and work well together to get things done.

    Cons

    It is rapidly growing and it is making it harder to know all the new faces.


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