Netlight Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2020

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Netlight CEO Erik Ringertz
Erik Ringertz
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  • "Calling it a sect, however, is not in keeping with the truth(in 7 reviews)

  • "Netlight's personal development process is troubled by a fundamental conflict of interest(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company if you fit into the cult"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Netlight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - You get a lot of freedom and are in charge of your own development and your involvement in the company. - You are more than a resource and colleagues care about your well being. - You learn a lot in both business and tech and become more independent as a consultant (easy to move on to contracting/freelancing). - Bureaucracy doesn't exist in the company - No bosses! (the boid concept) A great place to work at if you don't like taking orders from your boss or climbing the corporate ladder. - The pay is really good and on par with consultancies such as bain or McKinsey (if you compare actual work hours). - Benefits are good and the company conferences will blow your mind.

    Cons

    The whole company/offices are not really driven by a management team, it's driven by all the employees as a group (the boid concept, which works to some extent). As a result it's sometimes hard to get constructive feedback (buzzwords are NOT feedback...) and finding information. This also creates transparency problems and you have to be very proactive if you plan to stay for a long time. (my biggest concern) There is no tech specialist track, you either move on to become a mentor/manager managing people (still working as a consultant though) or you are kindly asked to leave the company. This creates 2 problems: 1. Very skilled consultants are more or less fired simply for wanting to focus on tech 2. People who clearly aren't meant to be managers become managers, simply to stay in the company

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    Netlight2020-04-08
  2. "Great place for learning"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netlight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Open mindset, everything is transparent (even everyone's payroll), everyone is incredibly helpful

    Cons

    Because of the culture (no bosses), it can sometimes be hard or not appropriate to point people in a group in a direction when participating in in-house projects which can make the projects slow and a little bit messy

    Netlight2020-03-20
  3. "An ideal career opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultatnt in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netlight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A company that invests in individuals rather than just making money. Netlight offers mentoring and coaching for each consultant (Netlighter) throughout their career as well as providing a great network of experts that help each other out in client assignments. Best place for an individual developer/project manager to evolve, both technically and also in terms of personality.

    Cons

    Not really a con but only ambitious people will be a Netlighter! If you are a slacker, forget about joining Netlight.

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    Netlight2020-01-30
  4. "Great company to work with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Executive in Munich, Bavaria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netlight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues and working culture. Good pay. Interesting projects to work on. Wonderful company events are definitely a plus.

    Cons

    Many company-related activities are held in the night due to work at the client during the day.

    Netlight2020-01-17
  5. Helpful (3)

    "A great place to live, a good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netlight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Enables the most interesting engagements for up to mid/senior consultants. A very inclusive process between consultants and sales to set up the perfect match for both the company and the individual. Very progressive culture and take on what a corporation should be Understanding and empathetic environment towards colleagues, we're all in it together kind of mentality. Performance bonuses are only on the company level, in line with promoting cooperation. No enforced hierarchies. One can easily discuss topics and disagree across seniority levels and functions. Strong environmental engagement. Strong engagement on equality work. Super smart and friendly colleagues. Brilliant hiring pipeline and experience. No business divisions or divides targeting different industries or grouping on skillset. Everyone can interact and cooperate with everyone else. Always active social and skills-based events where one can engage. Competitive parental benefits in comparison to other consulting companies. A large focus on coaching and coaching techniques. Always working on improving their processes and ways of working. Supportive and pragmatic internal IT staff. Finance people and HR are also attentive and quick to respond. Great health care benefits.

    Cons

    Finding work-life balance can be challenging, especially at higher seniority. You own almost all of this yourself. Lots of emphasis on learning within the Nightlight network, I think many don't realize getting certificates or attending courses in ok until they are much more senior. Time and energy-demanding environment where building your brand require building that personal network early on. Discrepancies in competitive salaries depending on individual skillset, and profile composition. A less competitive financial package for senior employees as compared to their 90 percentile target. Experiences gained outside of Netlight are valued less than from engagements during your time at Netlight. A failure to value experience prior to Academic degree, and outside the box/ other life experiences. Challenging being part of the always active social and skills-based event where one can engage. Especially if you choose to become a parent. Almost all events and training are scheduled for un-paid evenings or weekends, although some of the general consulting courses have started to be scheduled for normal working hours. Many company events have required flights which I feel is in conflict with their otherwise strong environmental work. It can be challenging finding information and admin and processes. Hard to get quick decisions since there is often unclarity with who is responsible. Eg who is actually approving parental leave. Expect to put in an additional couple of hours outside normal working hours every week.

    Netlight2019-10-23
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing Human Consultant Company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netlight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Listening to employees and costumers needs to find the best match, take care of the professional and personal development, really supportive and smart colleagues, knowledge sharing and feedback culture

    Cons

    Hard to prioritize events, impossible to know everyone even if we try really hard

    Netlight2019-06-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Impressive and inclusive culture, smart colleageus and outstanding career development."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Helsinki, Southern Finland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netlight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting assignment, attentive and supportive senior colleagues and very progressive organizational culture based on trust.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to grasp what you can and can’t do.

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    Netlight2019-06-05
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Working at Netlight"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netlight full-time

    Pros

    Extremely welcoming people, nice culture, and it will really push you to become a better professional in every single aspect.

    Cons

    People love the culture so much that it seems as though it’s a cult

    Netlight2019-05-15
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Helsinki, Southern Finland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netlight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture of growth and learning, no hierarchy, great colleagues.

    Cons

    No major cons so far.

    Netlight2019-04-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bavaria

    I have been working at Netlight full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, good coaching and career plan

    Cons

    It doesn't have a big kontra, great company to start working

    Netlight2018-12-19
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