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Nowcom Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. "Good progressive company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Database Developer I in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Database Developer I in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was good and the staff was friendly (most people eat together in the lunch room). Everyone is working towards a goal. They are always improving processes (both SDLC and infrastructure). Stress is not an issue and the workload is not overwhelming. The CEO is exceptional, he understands almost every aspect of the business, is fair, and listens to everyone. The 2 yearly retreats are an amazing perk that you just don't see in most established companies. The middle level managers are also good.

    Cons

    My boss was not a good manager. We did not agree on how software development should be done. I have a history of working on multi-disciplinary teams and I believe it is effective. He did not, and implemented a more task oriented approach which, for me, takes the fun out of development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. This company should be wrapping up a great 2016.


  2. "Great mid-size company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nowcom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nowcom is a great place to work and i have been with them for over 10 years. 
    Here are a few reasons behind that:
    Great benefits that include 2 company trips in a year to great locations, high 401K matching and very good bonus besides other standard benefits.
    Open communication is promoted where people can talk to the management and vice-versa without hesitation or going through red tape.
    Management does a good job of ensuring that politics are pretty much non-existent in the company.
    Stays with current times by adapting new technologies faster and that gives employees room for personal growth.
    Employees are encouraged to learn and also teach by conducting  periodic training sessions.
    Option to visit the offshore office and work with those teams.

    Cons

    Ofcourse there are a few caveats but nothing you wont find anywhere else.
    Like long working hours during major project implementations and releases.
    Formal dress code for an IT Company.
    Maintenance of some legacy applications.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nowcom full-time

    Pros

    1) If you are self-motivated, hard-working, willing to grow in your career and likes challenging work then this is the company for you. It provides you lots of opportunities to learn and grow.
    2) The top management is very supportive and approachable with open door policy.
    3) The company recognizes enthusiastic employees and always appreciate their hard-work.
    4) The company offers very friendly environment and everyone is super helpful if needed.
    5) Timing are flexible as long as you provide your deliverables on time and complete 8 hours of work.
    6) On site Gym and Yoga classes provides a quick energy boost when needed.
    7) Salary compensation is competitive.
    8) HR goes extra miles to bring employees together by arranging fun events like Halloween costume contest, Thank-giving potluck, etc.
    9) Twice a year company party/picnic.

    Cons

    Drive- If you are coming from 101, then it will take you some significant time to reach specially on your way back as you will be passing West Hollywood that is super crowded in the evening.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Exciting and challenging work
    -Approachable and respectable Executive Management
    -Ability to work on your own and micromanaged
    -Flexible schedule when needed
    -Good compensation
    -On site gym
    -Fun company events

    Cons

    -Some clients can be difficult and disrespectful (management does like to address the issues)
    -Sometimes a heavy workload but it evens out

    Advice to Management

    Review resource capacity before committing to clients


  6. "A great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nowcom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Given environment is to be your own--grow as much as you want, needs help from others--everyone is ready for helping each others.
    2. Highly Experienced people: you can have hands on experiences from talented team members.
    3. Very flexible on what time coming to or leaving from work--as far as you are responsible getting tasks done and put over 8 hours every day.

    4. Indoor Gym and ping pong are available to refresh a hard working day.

    5. Very friendly environment

    Cons

    Sometimes you need to monitor application issue on the weekend

    Advice to Management

    Plan everything at least 1 year beforehand


  7. "On the fence"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nowcom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the position and benefits. Great team.

    Cons

    Quick to change directions. Lack of focus at times.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very Bad, keep away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nowcom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Prepare to work 80 hrs a week n get paid only for 40 hrs.
    You should be able to work/pretend to work with out asking any KT, it does not matter how many bugs go to production. They dont care for product quality, but if you ask any questions that management can not answer then they get upset and start humiliating you.
    Do not believe the 5star reviews which are given by management.

    Cons

    Do not join here unless you are related to someone in the company.
    Get to know the company politics first, then talk to anyone.
    Every point said in cons in other reviews are correct. Racist, prejudiced, and unreasonable management.
    The most arrogant & unapproachable HR
    As the other reviewer said I would not even want my enemy to join here. Its a hell.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for your actions/lack of actions, stop making new joiners as scape goats. If you keep loosing every employee who asks reasonable/valid questions you will end up with a team full of goats.

    Nowcom Response

    Sep 13, 2016 – COO

    Thank you for your review, we appreciate that you took the time to provide us with feedback. It seems like there were communication issues during your time in Nowcom and we apologize that you were ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "I would not recommend to even my enemy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Small company so you will work more so eventually you will learn something, you will learn how to do politics with other employees
    -One time 2 days vacation with other employees

    Cons

    They know very well How to make people work like slaves by taking advantage of H1 status and greencard filing
    - You will have to work nights and also in weekends if you dont they might even terminate you
    -Poor employee benefits
    -Higher management wants to make money by having small workforce(bad management, bad managers)
    -Micromanagement for every single thing

    Advice to Management

    -Employess happiness is vital for any company, if they are not happy you will not eventually in future
    -Hope you will treat your employees better

    Nowcom Response

    Sep 13, 2016 – COO

    Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry that you had an unpleasant experience with overtime and with your management team here at Nowcom. We recognize that we do have ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "HR Generalist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Need to change the benefits options

    Advice to Management

    Improve and organise more health benefits options


  11. "HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, provide free fresh fruits, coffee and snacks. Fitness activities

    Cons

    Lack of parking spaces,


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