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NxStage Reviews

Updated October 10, 2018
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  • "I was hired as a full time employee with the assumption that my experience, engineering skills, passion, career goals, and independence would be valued" (in 3 reviews)

  • "The office is located in Lawrence" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Area manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NxStage full-time

    Pros

    Great environment. Really making a difference with patients. One of the best sales jobs I’ve ever had.

    Cons

    Big territories. Just be prepared to travel


  2. "great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    supportive teams, collaboration, voice is heard

    Cons

    difficult to identify as everyone works together towards the same goal

  3. Helpful (1)

    "NxStage moving to my NxJob"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Lawrence, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NxStage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, goood benefits

    Cons

    too many layoffs
    scary part of MA to work in

    Advice to Management

    consistency in growth of business, locate somewhere people want to go

    NxStage Response

    Sep 27, 2018

    We embrace Lawrence and Lawrence has embraced us as one of its largest employers in the area. The office is centrally located in a recently redeveloped business park a 1/4 mile away from 495 that... More


  4. "terrible management"

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

    I worked at NxStage full-time

    Pros

    new building. pizza next door

    Cons

    terrible management. people are always leaving.


  5. "Technical support"

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    Former Employee - Tech Support in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Lawrence, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NxStage full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for little to no experience. Long training period. 4 months before you actually do any work.

    Cons

    Poor product leading to frustrated end users which leads to tech support being company punching bag. Awful scheduling with rotating weekend shifts in exchange for days off mid-week. About to be bought out by bigger company with uncertain future. Employees were offered bonus if staying until merger.

    Advice to Management

    No one wants a Tuesday off in exchange for working Saturday or Sunday. Stop micromanaging.

    NxStage Response

    Jun 8, 2018

    Tech support can be a very rewarding role, especially when responding to patients who perform life sustaining therapy at home with our dialysis products. It can also be challenging for these very... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice facility but I am neutral about recommending"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    NxStage has a rather fancy work environment, at least looking from outside. It has grown very fast in the past few years. My experience is that outside of technical fields there seems to be good room for career advancement.

    Cons

    The management is still holding on to the startup mentality. This has many drawbacks.

    The other drawback is that the management is a bit too hung up on the compliance issues. Employees need to retrain on more than 30 SOP's every year (for the company) to demonstrate compliance. The majority of these have to do with finance, disclosure, foreign bribery aspects which for technical workers are very largely irrelevant as they rarely have any of those exposures, if at all (such as interacting with a physician, hospital requisition department, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Allocate real money on software development tools/environment: requirements management, revision control, issue tracking, static analysis, automated testing. Charge your software development and software quality engineering managers with serious capability building responsibilities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work but office environment is not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Quite a few employees are promoted to management based on length of employment and not experience of education. They are learning to be managers on the job through trial and error and that can be quite frustrating.

    The office layout is very poorly designed. If you have an office with a door you are extremely lucky. If you are in a cube, it's different story. While some cubes offer privacy, many do not; therefore, you have to be able to deal with that, All cubes have low walls, so not only do you have zero privacy, but you have to learn to tolerate lots of distractions through out your day, such as people having meetings and being very vocal. The low walls are meant to foster communication, but if you are next to someone that you do not work closely with it does not meet that goal.

    I work in an area where I see the employee near me surfing the internet for many hours (morning and afternoon). This employee has lots of time to shop online and check out Facebook. This employee also takes 90 minutes (sometimes longer) lunch breaks on a daily basis. This is due to minimal work and I find it to be a problem that management is not aware that this is going on.

    Advice to Management

    It's a problem if you have a full=time employee who has less than 20 hours of work a week and plays all day long. Perhaps after the merger, Fresenius management will fix these kind of problems. It's what I am hoping for, otherwise, I'll be looking for new employment in the next year or so.

  8. "Very good experience, with some downsides"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Lawrence, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company culture, laid back atmosphere, meaningful work

    Cons

    Too much paperwork, occasionally frustrating equipment issues


  9. "FT Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NxStage full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Generous benefits, great work/life balance and down to earth CEO

    Cons

    Acquired by large company and wil lose the small company feel


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good people, good management, work life balance

    Cons

    Not everyone works that hard


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