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NanoString Reviews

Updated December 19, 2017
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  1. "Sr Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NanoString full-time

    Pros

    Really great place to work.

    Cons

    Maybe too much going on but that's great for our future.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "A company that cares about their employees"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NanoString full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supports employees, fast paced, challenging, growing

    Cons

    Management hierarchy seems a little outdated.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Research Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at NanoString full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and perks, coworkers are very friendly, they have fun team-building activities often, collaboration is encouraged, and positive work environment most of the time

    Cons

    Not too much in the way of career development, upper management tends to blame problems on "lack of communication" instead of confronting the real issue, also tend to promote out of convenience/necessity, end of the quarter rush can be brutal.

    Advice to Management

    Fire or demote lower management in order to help teams function better, take employee concerns seriously; sometimes there's a real issue with an individual and it isn't communication-based


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Results going sideways"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NanoString full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, friendly people, everyone has a role to play, most stay in their lanes to make for a productive work environment.

    Cons

    Leadership is generally good although results have gone sideways the since Brad stepped into the CEO role. Management team has changed and there has been a shakeup on both the life science and diagnostic teams over the last couple of years. Brad's still at the helm and has managed to pass on responsibility for lackluster performance (but for how much longer can he do that?).

    Advice to Management

    Resource your teams more efficiently--some key projects are gasping for air without the resources necessary to perform.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Collaboration is the norm. Laid back but challenging at the same time.

    Cons

    Feels like a start up that is trying to grow. Not necessary a con...

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose touch with your teams.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Generally ok, but room for improvement"

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    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.


  7. "Best-in-Class Company"

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    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!

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Realistic Review"

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    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.


  10. "Research Associate 1"

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    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


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