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Next Jump Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of free food which is a plus as you never are hungry (in 16 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, great energy (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance will also not be for everyone (in 19 reviews)

  • They want your work to be your life and your life to be work, it's a sad environment where you'll be undervalued and have no work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Stressful & frustrating, but you will grow."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The people
    -Perks (laundry, gyms/classes, food... very competitive)
    -Flexibility (have to earn it)
    -Mentorship opportunities
    -Office space (getting renovated soon, too)
    -Recognition programs

    Cons

    -Stressful (you will have lots on your plate, need to wear several different hats)
    -Strategy shifts rapidly (typical for most tech companies)
    -Core business is not very exciting (employee discounts)

    As other reviews indicate, Next Jump is certainly not for everyone. My personal opinion is that many of the negative reviews are overblown... it's not a hell hole, but it's by no means perfect either. You will be pushed outside your comfort zone. If that's not what you want, then I would look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Onboarding (post-PLB) is lacking on most teams, hard to get up to speed.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "HELL - JOIN AT YOUR OWN RISK"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are few positives in this company but they are overshadowed by the countless number of negatives.

    This is definitely a 1 star company and I will not recommend anyone to even think about joining. All the 5 star reviews are fake. They force employees to post reviews on Glassdoor.

    Cons

    Rule 1 - If you are married , don't even think about joining this company unless you want to get divorced.

    Long work hours and no personal life whatsoever. This company was founded in 1994 and the employee count has never touched 200 which speaks volumes about this company.

    Advice to Management

    It really doesn't matter if it is Q4 or code red or code blue or whatever, you have to understand people have personal life. Unless this gets into the head of the management, people are going to leave this company and to be honest they really don't care. Don't even talk about critical feedback if you don't want to make changes in the company.

  3. Helpful (14)

    "Dangerous"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Next Jump full-time

    Pros

    You can leave at any time.

    Cons

    They will force their pseudo-psychology down your throat and make you believe that you are wrong for feeling the way you do. This is based on nonsensical binaries that the CEO is convinced are valid (ie his obsession with Arrogant vs Insecure). Look at a Myers Briggs personality test, this has been assembled by actual psychologists and shows that personality types are far more complex than A or B. Regardless, the CEO will put you into one of two buckets and make sweeping generalizations about your personality, your gender, your strengths and weaknesses, etc. This is intentionally confusing and mentally abusive. The goal is to break you down and make you put your faith into the CEO's "coaching". It's gaslighting at the corporate level. Never forget, this man does not know you. He has made no effort to know you. Trust the feeling in your gut when he starts talking.

    Advice to Management

    Accept that you cannot control every move and thought of your employees.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Don't do it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Next Jump full-time

    Pros

    - Casual dress code
    - Free snacks
    - Free laundry
    - Good location
    - Free gym and fitness classes
    - Visa Sponsorship

    Cons

    - Bad leadership
    - Emotionally exhausting
    - People are always crying
    - Public shaming --- new employees have to go in front of the entire company and talk about their personal struggles
    - A lot of lies and empty promises from management
    - Unbelievable hours with no recognition
    - Outdated technology
    - Doesn't follow industry best practices
    - Stuck because of Visa Sponsorship

    Advice to Management

    You don't know what a strong good culture is - your employees are so unhappy! They aren't personally growing the way they want to and you are lying to yourself. Stop building culture apps that attack people's characters

    Let people do the jobs they were hired for and show them appreciation.


  5. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good, nice people, fair treatment

    Cons

    Boring sometimes, not very stimulating


  6. "They focus on Personal Development heavy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Jump full-time

    Pros

    They help you grow as a person and push you to work on your own weakness. It can be both good and bad depending on how you take it. If you know the culture of Next Jump well, then decide to join, it would a great and unique company for you. If you just happen to be there, mostly likely it's not for you.

    Cons

    Quite understaffed. One person will have to take on different roles. But that's also part of their culture and training system, they push you out of your comfort zone. Again, it can be a pro and a con depending on how you take it.


  7. Helpful (13)

    "WORST- glad to be a former"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Next Jump full-time

    Pros

    London office and its people are amazing - its former and present leadership and SF(since only 4/5 work there). opt for those offices. 2-3 in both NY and Boston are amazing too.

    Any place would feel awesome after this Asylum
    PROS:
    1) Feedback for your own benefit - yes ! true. does not work vice versa. put forth a point of your view - you are DOOMED
    2)share yourself deeply = results in a lot of drama until you leave. Imagine your normal life(inc drama) at work + harsh deadlines at Nextjump.
    3) no fire policy FAKE ! = They gently tell you to get lost by paying you a months salary only. or they decrease your salary and isolate you from others. you will never have time to apply to move to a better place, overloaded work.
    4) family = join if you do not have a family else they will make you a part of theirs that you would not have time for your own family - a sentiment tactic
    5) breakfast, lunch and dinner = think why would someone give you free food? because they make you work early hours to late hours and very rarely appreciated for your work
    6) Extra curricular activities = your lunch of 1 hour break goes in this still you would never see 60% attendance because you are stressed out with work
    7) 10 paid holidays ! you will be told if manager is fine you can take more but its possible only after you worked there for 7+ years even if you take more than 15days you will be judged and taunted
    8) they do amazing things too like adopting non profit school but at the end it is a company initiative personally it impacts more negative than positive in all aspects.
    9) they compare you to a soldier about pushing yourself. If you really want to then why not serve your country?

    CONS:
    1) They believe your true self comes out when you are stressed and give you an example of being a basket ball player and questioning your ability to score a point at the match, but never think if you are emotionally stressed may be by losing an uncle and overloaded with work how it is and if you react a bit negative because you are preoccupied you will be judged on it for your whole period at nxj
    2)bad international services - HR with no experience and you cannot talk to the lawyer or lawyer is not given enough time to research on your case because they will be charged and end up saying save your family’s money
    3)Any normal human will help you if he/she has a heart. They market themselves so well on this that if they give you a $1 chocolate they portray like they bought you a pink diamond from tiffany and convince themselves they help and went out of their way and helped you and you will hear 100 stories when you meet them
    4)they talk about no hiding, lying and being transparent - they do not follow it. they just talk, if you trust and give them any transparent advice you will be crucified mentally and judged. gossip everywhere.

    Cons

    5)out of 15 people who are in the company for more than 8years I personally knew 5 who talk against the company . They are paid high and since they know the roots of the company they can do what ever while you cannot. high levels of partiality to Chinese/Koreans
    6)I know former employees at nxj who had anxiety and health issues due to stress and were advised to leave the company to fix it and when I bump into them or meet them figured it turned out to be true and they will tell you they have a doctor who cures, yes ! but only MV21(core team/ if you are very favored)

    Advice to Management

    stop the drama, stop marketing/lying like you are doing a big deal to your employees - it is just being human- you can sell your company to customers
    Have experienced managers not upgrade anyone and have 10 people below them who have not passed your PLB which you'll talk so much about.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Don't Do It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free food, smart people, laundry and gym

    Cons

    They want your work to be your life and your life to be work, it's a sad environment where you'll be undervalued and have no work-life balance.


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Underemployed and unrealistic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Next Jump full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Coronitas (Friday afternoon activity involving drinks and games)

    Cons

    - Extremely long hours. At least 60/week. A buddy even spent the night at the office a few times to complete work.
    - CEO has unrealistic expectations for employees.
    - Workload is ridiculous (must be involved in culture stuff). They expect 200 employees to run a 1000+ employee operated company.
    - Salary is terrible when broken down hourly
    - Not good if you value family time and have any sort of life outside of work.


  10. Helpful (14)

    "This company should close"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I have no pros to being with. I was there for three years and did not find any to be honest

    Cons

    They hardly care about employees, personal life is gone for a toss, they expect you to work 24/7. 365 days, if you ever made a decision not to join this company trust me you have done your self a great favor. I have seen companies where they treat employees with such great gratitude but they place you are nothing more than a slave. I am only talking about IT Department.

    Advice to Management

    Management is a joke


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