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NxStage Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice Co-Workers Good Work-Life Balance (in 4 reviews)

  • great work environment with motivated group (in 3 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 (3)

    "Stifling environment"

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    Current Employee - Quality
    Current Employee - Quality
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sal's pizza is next door

    Cons

    technology is lacking. there are no efficient working platforms.
    company is rapidly growing, but doesn't have the headcount to support the business. therefore employees are overworked.

    Advice to Management

    leave lawrence and move to boston


  2. "Disappointed with a disorganized culture of micromanagers."

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

    I have been working at NxStage full-time

    Pros

    Great competitive pay that is significantly higher than other companies in the area.

    Employees are able to work from home and have flexible hours. It's nice to be able to take care of life and not feel pressured.

    Good discounts on nearby lunch places in the office complex.

    Cons

    Management is very disorganized and does not communicate plans effectively.

    The engineering team is run by micromanagers who paralyze project progress because they have to decide on every detail.

    Managers often make decisions on the side and don't inform the responsible individuals for days or weeks. The individual responsible for the work is often working under different assumptions and is then criticized publicly for not knowing the new plan that changed behind their back.

    New ideas, efficiency improvements, and outside experience are ignored. Employees are often chastised for "out of the box" thinking. Management usually steals these ideas as their own without giving credit.

    Minimal vacation time was offered. NxStage offered two weeks less than my previous employer and I had to negotiate hard to gain another week.

    I was hired as a full time employee with the assumption that my experience, engineering skills, passion, career goals, and independence would be valued. Instead, I feel like a temporary contractor who is overqualified for my role, supposed to follow orders, and only speak when spoken to.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should be more visible and personally check in on their employees and managers. Surveys are a great tool to get feedback, but nothing compares to first-hand observation and personal conversations.

    Please empower your employees to speak up, provide ideas, share their experience, be creative, and make decisions. Understand that individuals may do things differently than you and if given guidance can often deliver better products more efficiently. You hired talented people to lead, design, and make decisions. Let them do their jobs!

    Make your employees feel valued, actively work to help them learn new skills, achieve career goals, and present them with challenging tasks.

    Please don't hire experienced product development leaders and then give them junior level work. Also don't make promises during interviews and reviews about career growth and leadership opportunities if you don't intend to support those goals. I regret taking this job.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Logestics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The office is brand new and modern

    Cons

    No one is a team player starting from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Start over


  4. "Mechanical Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NxStage full-time

    Pros

    People I work with are awesome

    Cons

    Inexperienced management, structure needs reorganization


  5. Helpful (6)

    "OK to work for..."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Lawrence, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lawrence, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice office, decent pay, most employees can work with, ok culture, novel product line, great to see patients benefiting from equipment...

    Cons

    very reactive vs. proactive. A lot of "we need this today" at 4:49PM. Competition coming to market- job stability over next few years is uncertain. Stifled by some management that are stuck in outdated ways of doing business.

    Advice to Management

    stop talking so much and start listening to employees - they are your best resource!


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Your experience may vary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A great product. Passionate, smart employees.

    Cons

    Highly political senior management team. CEO has his favorites. A few senior team members can be condescending and nasty.

    Advice to Management

    Your management team should reflect the behaviors that you want to see in the rest of the employee base.


  7. 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.

  8. 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.


  9. "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


  10. 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.


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