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Nest Reviews

Updated February 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "Yet, the work-life balance is great" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Good company working environment and supportive collegues" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "No cons to be mentioned as such" (in 6 reviews)

  • "If you're new, prepare to be a self learner because there is no one there to train you" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nest part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to work hands-on with some of the most talented and experienced people

    Cons

    Days can be long sometimes, but there's a flexible work schedule so working from home is a good way to balance.


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Gloucester City, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Gloucester City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are good. Organization is put together well.

    Cons

    Management isn't knowledgeable in the employees everyday interactions, Employees want to leave because of hours and pay rate, but management isn't aware because of the disconnect.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees as much as you do clients. Without employees, there aren't clients. Please focus on the long term employees who believe they are above everyone else. Its not good for moral. Sometimes the Most "Joyful" people are the one's shoving the really good people out of the door!

  3. "My evaluation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nest (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and culture. Fun.

    Cons

    Not too many down sides.


  4. "Wonderful people"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nest full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing group of smart dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes they move a little too fast.


  5. "Sick Job"

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

    I worked at Nest full-time

    Pros

    Great work, great team, great food,

    Cons

    No cons in my experience


  6. "good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nest full-time

    Pros

    good company. good career development

    Cons

    none really. not much travel


  7. "Eggcellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything about them is awesome.

    Cons

    Nothing about them is negative.

  8. "Sales Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefit. Friendly staff

    Cons

    Long hours. Managers need to train more.

    Advice to Management

    Longer training


  9. "Bad Management"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Being a Part of Google

    Cons

    Grossly incompetent Management. Inability to set coherent strategy, achieve timelines, and constant reorganizations. Burning Alphabet's money.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take on a leadership position if you can't lead


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Embedded Platform Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Solid compensation, excellent benefits and great work/life balance.
    - Nest's culture is somewhere between neutral to a slightly warm and casual; some people come to work and go home, others engage a bit more
    - My manager is technically excellent and easy to talk to; in the past I've felt lucky when either or those has been true, so achieving both is somewhat shocking to me.
    - There's lots of opportunities to play and learn about different technologies in an interesting space.
    - Pleasantly surprised by my experience relative to many of the reviews here. I haven't seen anything even remotely toxic or aggressive at any level.

    Cons

    - Coming from a startup the company feels pretty large and like it's more difficult to find 'that person' you need to answer a question.
    - Lots of technical debt from a long lived and disparate set of products. This is known and has, or is, being addressed in part or in whole. Unfortunately, there's still quite a bit of effort being put into 'older' platforms.

    Advice to Management

    In general, you're doing a great job. Put more effort into moving away from the 'old platforms' and focus on consolidating expertise into the 'new ones'. You should also focus on finding the right time, space and people to automate 'more and before'. Automation seems to lag behind product shipments where it's much less effective.