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Updated March 3, 2017
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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New technology and potential for growth company.

    Cons

    Management (guys who run business not technical management) lacks vision for success, probably looking for quick returns

    Advice to Management

    Software business is not a 'quick return on investment' business, people can only survive with passion and patience


  2. "Unstable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nook Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Salary
    Smart people to work with
    Free Snacks
    Great Work Life balance

    Cons

    Changing Direction of Vision
    Layoffs
    Feeling of instability

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more collaborative work
    Stop changing direction of the company


  3. "great place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nook Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    really nice coworkers. good benefits. not a competitive environment. they celebrate everyone's birthday, etc.

    Cons

    lots of layoffs while i was there. seems like a lot of people were trying to get jobs elsewhere. there is a feeling of insecurity.

    Advice to Management

    good management.


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  5. "Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Design in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Head of Design in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nook Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    open transparent company with great assets

    Cons

    stuck in retail thinking cant embrace digital Sw thinking

    Advice to Management

    get to service


  6. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nook Media full-time

    Pros

    Well designed product, good team of employees, awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership is constant change mode. No real direction coming from HQ.


  7. "There is so much room for improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nook Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Lot's of projects and learning opportunities. Great team.

    Cons

    Upper management is not providing clear goals or strategies. Every view month management changes and goes in a different direction. Very frustrating and doesn't make you job feel very secure.

    Advice to Management

    Please share your plan for the business with the rest of us.. It's very frustrating.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Do It."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nook Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free fruit and snacks in the office.

    Cons

    Shifting business priorities.
    Constant layoffs.
    No thought for company culture.
    Terrible HR department.
    Promises made during interviews that are reneged quickly and without remorse.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.
    Hire nicer people.
    Create a better company culture.
    Don't hire people you will lay off in a few months.


  9. "Product"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products. Experienced production and creative departments.

    Cons

    Lack of good management. Company direction uncertain. Disorganized. No work/life balance.


  10. "Start-up within an traditional company"

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    Current Employee - Product in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting - rapidly evolving - market segment

    Cons

    Highly political ... some managers want to own you ... poor and constantly-changing direction

    Advice to Management

    Clarify strategy then stay-the-course long enough to know if it'll work


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good gig while it lasted"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly dedicated and intelligent colleagues who did their best to meet the deliverables even though upper management changed focus multiple times. All engineers were cross-functional across different platforms. Work hours were not excessively long and most engineers had enough slack from leads and managers.

    Cons

    No direction or focus on what the company wanted to focus on. Didn't know whether tablets or client apps were the bread and butter of the company. The Windows 8 client was supposed to be the important project to the detriment of Android and iOS.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to the team.


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