New Context Services Reviews
84% would recommend to a friend
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Wondering if I should ask for a raise, been with the company for 11 mos, since being hired I have taken on more responsibility, I have gotten my Google Project Management Certification, and I am scheduled to sit for my PMP Certification Exam in March. 70% of the PMs at the company do not have their PMP Certs, just years of experience and their MBA.
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- 5.0Feb 5, 2018Devops EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
New Context Services is a company that genuinely values their employees. None of the typical Silicon Valley bull that you usually get: No ball pits, arcade machines, or open bar in the office. What they do have is solid benefits, solid equity vesting, competitive salary, and a culture that deeply encourages constant learning and bettering one's self. There's no office politik here. No egos to fight. Everyone is insanely intelligent. The leadership recognizes this and doesn't attempt to micromanage or force things the engineers don't want. There's a daily standup, and you're actively encouraged to share if you're blocked on something. Chances are, a coworker is a master of the thing you're stuck on, and is happy to help. Weekly retro meetings allow everyone to keep up to date on the happenings, and there's almost always a cool tech demo by someone before retro as well. I absolutely loved it here.
It's a consulting firm. Not a bad thing in and of itself, but consulting generally lends itself to a bit of instability. While you're always on a new project and always learning something new, all it takes is one bad quarter to force a workforce shrink. As much as you might want to stay here for 20 years, it's entirely possible shrinkage occurs 3 months in, and you're out. They do their best to keep people on; certainly far moreso than most other consulting firms. I'd never work for another consulting firm, but I'd go back to New Context in a heartbeat.2
- 5.0Oct 6, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeSan Francisco, CA
It's been awesome to work with a team of incredibly intelligent engineers. The team is all in - they own their ideas on how to make New Context a better place and make them happen. We are growing fast, so the culture is constantly changing but the core philosophy and vision are holding strong - a dedication to security, DevOps and making the world a safer place.
We're growing fast. This means that we are changing quickly and putting in place systems to account for that. It takes a lot of effort, and we all contribute to how those systems are built. We just have to keep pace and keep building with scale in mind. Not so much a con but a growing pain.2
- 5.0Oct 29, 2016Senior Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
New Context was a great place to work as a software engineer. It has the flat hierarchy and small size of a startup but with much of the work done in consulting, the long-term client relationships and contracts confer stability. The engineering culture focuses very much on high technical quality and doing things the right way. I always felt management cared strongly about employees' happiness and did its best to respond to concerns. Work arrangements are also very flexible as long as you get the job done.
Early on there were growing pains where management was stretched thin but this has improved over time. As an engineer there is a good chance you will be involved in client engagement in a consulting capacity at some level; for some people this isn't a fit.
- 5.0May 7, 2018Devops EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
Work with very smart engineers who you can learn from Opportunity to work with a variety of technology Great pay Remote work
Trying to fund product development with software consulting contracts makes for slow product development As a small company trying to obtain investments for their product development, the consulting contracts come and go frequently resulting in employee turnover3
- 3.0Sep 23, 2020Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Remote work, work/life balance, "ok" benefits/pay (position dependent), responsive with remote equipment needs, employees/overall team
Big promises, little follow-through; strategies/direction is that they are constantly changing - nothing in place long enough to measure/validate success; lacking organizational identity and demonstration of beliefs/values; hang on the coat tails of all-star hires; inability to make decisions and stand by them; although very smart, CEO is all over the place and lacks emotional intelligence1
- 5.0Apr 25, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Everyone here is very smart and often quirky. Absolute blast showing up for work. The place is chock full of personalities.
A bit disorganized at times, but you can talk to anyone about any issue, so nothing goes off the rails.5
- 5.0Sep 29, 2017Software EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
Early in my career, I had heard the phrase "luck is when preparation meets opportunity." When I joined New Context, it gave me a chance to prove how valuable I was, I got to work on numerous projects after practicing Ruby/Rails for 5 years in the startup world I was put straight on to assist other teams to help rebuild applications, maintain new applications, built a new application from the ground up, wrote open source software, and more. I witnessed first hand this company multiply in team size and revenue since I've joined and I'm proud to be part of it. New Context is also one of those companies that made me realize how important trust is and taught me so many valuables things in life, I came here barely knowing and lets just put it this way... New Context former and current, are basically my second family. People here don't care about your flaws, they just want to enable you to do your best and they're really open to being flexible and working around peoples lives. They're super comfortable to hang out with no matter who you are I'm sure you'll find someone fascinating here to bounce ideas off of. I can comfortably say that everyone who works at New Context is an A+ player, can you talk to anyone here deeply about various subjects, from machine learning, to how the brain works, to how computers work, to how the internet works, what happens when you type google.com in your web browser? How do you do TDD in python, scala, java, you name it, we discuss it. New Context has diversity. You'll meet people from everywhere here. People who have been places. People who travel while they work just because they can and did I mention, they also pay for travel and conferences? This company has brought me so many great experiences in life, and I'm going places.
* Competitive hiring process * Lots of communication * Weekly wide company retros/demos to discuss company matters, or anything really. * Lots of meetings * Possible travel requirements * Taxable Incomes * Possibility of emergency on calls * Lots of testing in code required * Lots of collaboration expected * Global team
- 5.0Dec 9, 2017Devops EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Excellent wealth of knowledge and engineering best practices. Lots of opportunities to work on challenging projects. Embraces a remote employee culture. Good PTO and benefits.
Communication has traditionally been a difficulty but is known by leadership and is actively being worked on. No current stock matching but could happen in the future as company gets bigger.
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New Context Services has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 20 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at New Context Services to a friend and 84% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.
84% of New Context Services employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated New Context Services 4.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.5 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.