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NxStage President, CEO, and Director Jeff Burbank
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Pros
  • Generous benefits, great work/life balance and down to earth CEO (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people to work with which creates a fun atmosphere (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. Helpful (2)

    "Management issues."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Lawrence, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cubicles are well air-conditioned.

    Cons

    There were some general management problems, between most engineers and their supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving person to person communication, stop only focusing only on what is needed to fulfill what is needed for your yearly bonus.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "NxStage is making me search for my NxJob"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    NxStage has some of the brightest people in the medical device industry. Compensation packages are generally above average and include a surprisingly good annual bonus. In the engineering group and likely all over the company management makes good efforts to engage everyone and let you have a say and contribute to the final product.

    Cons

    NxStage doesn't do so well when it comes to work and life balance or career development opportunities. Most people seem to be doing the work of 2-3 people anywhere else and add to that aggressive project schedules, poor project planning, and general confusing at the management level and it is a very difficult place to work and thrive. It's also not a good sign to see so many people leaving over the past 12 months. The office is located in Lawrence. Which isn't all that bad. However, most people don't leave the office complex even to grab lunch or go for a short walk.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down a little. Re-engage your employees.

  3. "Pretended to be busy a lot of the time"

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    Former Intern - Disposables Engineering Co-op in Lawrence, MA
    Former Intern - Disposables Engineering Co-op in Lawrence, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NxStage as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent product testing experience, people were pretty great. Could make my own work schedule.

    Cons

    There wasn't enough work to be done a lot of the time, so the other intern and I on the disposables team were constantly staring at the computer screen pretending to be busy. When we asked for more work, our boss told us to "keep doing what we were doing." The location was less than desirable.

    NxStage Response

    Apr 24, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    I am sorry to be hearing this for the first time via Glassdoor platform. If you are having a an issue with productivity it is important to speak with your manager or with co-op coordinator who can... More


  4. "Great Place, new culture."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, fast pace, challenging.

    Cons

    Unrealistic timelines. Lack of career progression.

    Advice to Management

    People really matter. We need them.


  5. "Growing pain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product and chief leadership. Innovation and product lines are very exciting.

    Cons

    Mid management team need to be more hands on and leaner.


  6. "Analysts"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lawrence, MA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lawrence, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NxStage as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is very worthwhile. The company does great things for patients lives.. The employee benefits are great and the ability to work from home when needed is helpful.

    Cons

    Loyalty is not appreciated by management. Some people do very little work yet are praised, yet all they do is kiss the right butts. There are a few managers that manage by intimidation.

    Advice to Management

    Management should look closer at which employees are truly loyal. They have lost a number of employees that wanted only the best for NsStage and the patients.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Customer Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The product is a life changer for patients. It's rewarding listening to the patients. Benefits are good, vacation time, holidays, sick time and medical.

    Cons

    So of the management lead by intimidation. It doesn't matter if you're doing your job or not it makes them feel superior. HR doesn't stand with the employees, going to HR for help is signing your unemployment papers.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the work employees are doing. Thank them for a job well done. Keep your good and loyal employees instead of the do whatever the manager says with no questions asked employees. Sometimes the little guy has a big idea.

  8. "Summer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture and personable employees
    A very great company for a learning experience for interns and co-ops

    Cons

    As an intern, really only interact and work with the department you are working for


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Love the job, but need to weed out the toxic staff"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Lawrence, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Lawrence, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, easy commute, 90% pleasant people, cool perks to work here.

    Cons

    Some people can be rude and condescending. The job can be hectic enough without being spoken to like your a child. One bad apple will ruin the bunch.

    Advice to Management

    You know who the problem is. Do something about it.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Great company in theory, bloated and lacking true leadership in practice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively flexible hours, good pay, beautiful facility, good effort in trying to "rally the troops" to change renal care.

    Cons

    Complacent engineering management, no true direction or project management leaves engineers and projects running in circles and wasting huge amounts of time and money.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone has been at the company since the beginning doesn't make them a good manager. Re-assess project management and lead engineers if you really want to get the next level projects moving.


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