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Next Step Living Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Nov 22, 2017

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3.0
39%
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23%
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Next Step Living CEO Chris Catalano
Chris Catalano
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Was very fortunate to get the opportunity to work for nsl(in 14 reviews)

  • "Type of work environment where you can voice your opinion(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "As with any rapidly growing company, there are growing pains involved(in 14 reviews)

  • "Unfortunately NSL shut their doors in the spring of 2016(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Solar advisor mass"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Step Living

    Pros

    Best training. Excellent leaders. Great work environment. Really a great place to work. Was very fortunate to get the opportunity to work for nsl

    Cons

    Long hours and weekend shifts. Most weekends you either have to work Saturday or Sunday once a month you have to work both weekend days

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice I could give management. I think that the leadership at nsl is really what makes working here so great. Would not have them any differently.

    Next Step Living2015-08-06
  2. "Neighbordhood Marketing Representative / Team Leader"

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    Neighborhood Marketing Representative/Team Leader in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Next Step Living for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent culture, independent work environment, promotion of clean energy and environmentally friendly products.

    Cons

    Hours could potentially be very long depending on the day and location.

    Advice to Management

    Company folded early 2016

    Next Step Living2017-11-22
  3. "Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Next Step Living part-time

    Pros

    -Good culture -Fun work environment -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -Distinct lack of organization -Little room for growth -Poor pay

    Next Step Living2017-08-02
  4. "Was a great place to work until..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Next Step Living full-time

    Pros

    I had some of the best coworkers you could ask for, and plenty of opportunity for growth in the company. Casual work environment. Great sustainability mission.

    Cons

    NSL suffered huge layoffs over the past year across every department and management level except tech development. Don't work here if you need financial stability. If you are early in your career or looking for a career change, it may be worth the risk.

    Advice to Management

    Tend carefully to employee morale as you hopefully recover over the next year.

    Next Step Living2016-03-17
  5. "Inside Sales Representative Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Next Step Living

    Pros

    Team work environment. No cubicles or corner offices just long tables.

    Cons

    cold calling is never an enjoyable activity. called over 100 potential clients a day to get hung up on.

    Next Step Living2016-01-27
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Lots of great people and great opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Next Step Living full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Incredibly innovative, fast-paced, intelligent, passionate co-workers - Exposure to the Leadership team and top executives - It's nice working at a company with a purpose - Always changing (I like that) and high energy work environment - Great place to gain experience and skills by tackling challenges you wouldn't be able to attempt at other companies - There's always something to do! It's never a... dull day at NSL - Most positions provide a lot of room for career opportunities especially as the company moves forward. A good chunk of employees have had multiple positions and many have been able to move up. - If you're a fast-paced, hard worker, you'll love it here!

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    Cons

    - There are some growing pains at NSL, but if you like change and are adaptable, it's not that bad. - One of those growing pains is dealing with decisions that are made quickly. In the past, it seemed some decisions were made flippantly, but the company seems to now be making well thought out, confident decisions - It's not the same company I joined in the beginning. While it's still very focused on energy... efficiency, it's beginning to branch out on how it tackles this and having to make hard decisions in areas that don't make sense financially. - Compensation and benefits packages could be better.

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    Advice to Management

    Try harder to retain talented, innovative individuals who believe in the company. Keep heading in the current direction and continue to be transparent about changes in the company.

    Next Step Living2015-07-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales Part- Time"

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    Inside Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Next Step Living

    Pros

    Good Starting Point Great Work Environment Good Cause Great Training Program

    Cons

    Won't Promote You Will Lie and Say They Will After A Few Months Outsourced alot Of Positions To Canada Micromanaging from certain managers. Instability Will String along their top performers and give them more hours but not enough to have benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Put more value into your committed employees. Don't Micromanage. Don't string your top part time performers along promote them.

    Next Step Living2015-07-23
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Fast Growing Company with Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Step Living full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Work Life balance is great. Type of work environment where you can voice your opinion.

    Cons

    Company has grown so fast so communication internally needs to improve.

    Next Step Living2015-04-02
  9. "my review"

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    I have been working at Next Step Living

    Pros

    Good work environment and co workers

    Cons

    Management is confusing and conflicting.

    Next Step Living2015-04-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's a great environment to work in."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Next Step Living for less than a year

    Pros

    - Everyone is very welcoming at NSL - A laid back work environment - It's fairly easy to transfer from departments

    Cons

    - There's a dog in the workspace; stares at you as you eat your lunch. - The call center software was always breaking

    Advice to Management

    People need feedback to know how they are doing.

    Next Step Living2015-01-29
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