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Updated May 17, 2022

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  • "bad management(in 9 reviews)
  • "based leadership across the executive team in response to Tony, which results in micromanagement, irrational or stalled decision(in 6 reviews)
  • "There are so many managers and so little people who actually do the job.(in 5 reviews)
  • "If your great ideas are finally agreed upon and added to the road map, expect to push back the complete date multiple times due to a lack of resources and everyone else's project/ideas may be consistently prioritized over yours.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    everthing is good

    Mar 19, 2021 - Security Officer in Charlotte C H, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good management,good work life balance

    Cons

    don't have anything to share

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    NEST in a Nutshell

    Apr 21, 2022 - Client Relationship Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great opportunity for entry level job seekers and niche market growth opportunities in operations management as well as client management. Remote employment.

    Cons

    Equipment pick up is required in person

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Google perks with a slightly different culture

    Apr 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great perks/benefits from being in the Google family. Nest has a smaller company feel and is filled with great people. Work life is similar to many other Silicon Valley companies.

    Cons

    The normal negatives of a Silicon Valley job-- always more work on your plate than there's time for in a reasonable work week.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    I liked it.

    Jan 29, 2021 - Product Owner in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good environment, they like each other.

    Cons

    COVID affected growth and therefore my position.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Overall pretty great

    Dec 28, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Capable experienced team and we'll resources projects

    Cons

    Occasional office politics and scaling challenges

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Working the Nest

    Apr 15, 2020 - Tier II Agent 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The pros were you get to learn a lot about home security and then understand how the devices all have a purpose. The troubleshooting was fun from time to time, but lot of non-tech savvy owners that are frustrated with the product.

    Cons

    The downside was not being able to advance as much as you would like and not really being recognized as a Google employee even though Nest is owned by them.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Innovative Company

    Aug 6, 2020 - Program Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging but rewarding. Decisions are done quickly but sometimes too hasty without proper assessment of the situation.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough workers to do the work

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great

    Apr 28, 2020 - Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work at

    Cons

    I can't think of any right now

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    FUN, but a lot of work!

    Jul 16, 2020 - Administrative Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    benefits, culture, location, leadership, people

    Cons

    politics, HR, people, life balance

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Software Engineer

    Mar 9, 2015 - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    IoT the hot segment to work now + Google Benefits Used to be a great place to work before acquisition.

    Cons

    - Poor work life balance - No employee care After Google acquisition Nest grew so fast and it brought lot of people from Apple, it diluted Nest culture and this is more of an Apple now. Problem is most of the management from Apple were not used to make decision they want Jobs to make decisons, the same continues here and they need Tony's approval for everything from deciding HipChat or Hangout for internal communication to how the UI should be. The most impacted team is the "Apps team", this is the front face for Nest so every small thing has to be approved by Tony, so design will be delayed and the engineer team has to cover it up working on weekends and long hours. Similarly the "IE team" is run my first time managers who have no idea to stand up for their team and they are just busy in managing their upstream. So if you are in any one of these teams who will go through some hard time. Because of the recent mess Nest haven't released any major product or App release since Google acquisition (which is more than an year now). Ask around about Nest & TGIF questions you will get more about Nest Culture.

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Nest has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 224 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at Nest to a friend and 70% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Nest employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Nest. This rating has decreased by -7% over the last 12 months.

73% of Nest employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Nest 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Nest to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, culture.

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