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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?
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- "Nest has a smaller company feel and is filled with great people." (in 25 reviews)
- "Amazing Culture" (in 17 reviews)
- "The benefits are great now that we are under their umbrella but there is a culture clash." (in 13 reviews)
- "house creative team." (in 8 reviews)
- "It was a great working environment." (in 6 reviews)
- "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)
- "Bad work space, my back gave up." (in 3 reviews)
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great bar to work atJan 29, 2023 - Bar Supervisor in East Fallowfield, PARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- casual dress - great manager and people to work with - flexble hours
- late night finishes on weekends
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Sounds great until you work for themSep 6, 2022 - Customer Service Representative in Newark, NJRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Employees are nice. They send you free desk stuff
Poor management, they do not tell you that your job is like a call center environment ir that you only get off 4 holidays a year, and you HAVE to work two. Management is more micromanagement if you mess up on a "click" you get in trouble, no matter how long you've been with the company. You are also rated on how many kicks you have per shift.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Great placeJun 1, 2022 - BaristaRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Nice people and manager, flexible hours
Smells kind of bad from the greaseContinue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
NEST in a NutshellApr 21, 2022 - Client Relationship ManagerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great opportunity for entry level job seekers and niche market growth opportunities in operations management as well as client management. Remote employment.
Equipment pick up is required in person
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Google perks with a slightly different cultureApr 15, 2021 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
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.
The normal negatives of a Silicon Valley job-- always more work on your plate than there's time for in a reasonable work week.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Software EngineerMar 9, 2015 - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
IoT the hot segment to work now + Google Benefits Used to be a great place to work before acquisition.
- 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.Continue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
everthing is goodMar 19, 2021 - Security Officer in Charlotte C H, VARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good management,good work life balance
don't have anything to share
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Can it get any worse?Jan 8, 2015 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Selling to Google was the best move the company made. It is very apparent we'd have failed without their help. It is also refreshing to see more and more Googlers coming over that have been at Google 8+ years as they are bringing in fresh ideas and ways of working together. The benefits are great now that we are under their umbrella but there is a culture clash. New office is 1000x better than the old. There is still a ton of potential if we course correct and get some more new senior management.
Yes, there is a culture problem. People have brought this up in all hands and it gets brushed aside and they are obviously adding reviews here now like the one “Building a global brand in record time.” (total PR damage control) We have become ultra political with little teamwork and communication happening, despite the fact that everyone is in meetings all day. The result is that nothing is getting down now. It's come to a screeching halt. To add to it, the company is adding 600+ people without thinking about how well function at that size. This has by far been the worst experience in the work place I've ever had so as my title states can it get any worse?Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Worst experience of my -career- lifeJul 16, 2016 - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Google benefits, Google-affiliation - The experience you have here will tear you apart so much, it pretty much prepares for all other adversity/meanness you can imagine. Three cheers to being ripped apart and having paid for God-knows-what-sins. - Having your eyes opened to just about how clique-y, malicious a culture can get. Just look at all the obviously fake reviews pushed out here by their recruiting team. Cookie-cutter, "all is great and I am in heaven" posts here that hide the emotional and psychological trauma that top-performing employees went through before jumping ship to google, after being berated and abused like never before.
- Oh well, an experience that prepares you for the worst in life. Abusive environment that gets you psychologically strong. What's not to like? All the better if you've been a star performer all your life academically/professionally - this place will tear you down in as little as six months. Be prepared for semi-deserving "tech leads" and "managers" to show you are a not-so-valuable employee who churns out dirt. After all, that's what Steve Jobs did to the folks he worked with too, no? So isn't it great that you are getting a taste of that? Watching semi-competent fully-arrogant pre-acquisition insiders get promoted while you slog away and build products for them and still get slammed for not being good enough. And then you go to Google and recalibrate yourself, going through PTSD for a year or two before you realize you were really fine, and get a sense of what a "normal" work environment feels like.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
I liked it.Jan 29, 2021 - Product Owner in Seattle, WARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good environment, they like each other.
COVID affected growth and therefore my position.
Nest Reviews FAQs
Nest has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 239 reviews left anonymously by employees. 80% of employees would recommend working at Nest to a friend and 78% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 7% over the last 12 months.
80% of Nest employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Nest 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.8 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.