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Red Nova Labs Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "Unique opportunity"

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

    I have been working at Red Nova Labs full-time

    Pros

    Swanky office space, really cool employees, close team, ability to directly impact products and clients, nice perks, always changing.

    Cons

    Strange niche, but somehow still interesting.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A waste of time for many talented people"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Nova Labs full-time

    Pros

    Casual work environment, free lunch on Fridays, there are some really talented people within the company.

    Cons

    Rewards for seniority. Unqualified management. Pay inequality. Unfair treatment between roles (developers are treated significantly better than other positions). Complacent leadership. Abnormal technical debt. Blatantly treats employees as disposable. Blindness to these problems.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending like seniority isn't a thing. Most of the people in leadership positions are unqualified and are obviously only in those positions as rewards for loyalty. It's not helping internally and it distorts their reality if they were to go to a properly run company to fulfill the same role.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Satisfaction will depend on the CEO's meandering interests"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - fun working environment when things are going well
    - reasonable compensation levels
    - stable core business

    Cons

    - the business can go from fun and upbeat to toxic, based on the CEO's involvement
    - periodic waves of turnover based on random direction changes
    - a terribly boring market sector


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Two-Faced Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible work environment with highly motivated people.

    Cons

    It appears to be easier to fire employees and hire new ones instead of working with employees and helping them grow.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees, and be open and honest with them. Show them that generosity, and their efforts may surprise you.


  6. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Nova Labs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive environment where learning is encouraged

    Cons

    Salary is lower than average for certain positions


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Relaxed atmosphere with little direction and careless management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Nova Labs full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits (lunches, company outings, etc.)

    Cons

    Reckless management leading to high turnover and downsizing. No opportunities to advance career.

    Advice to Management

    Actively listen to your employees about their desire to move laterally within the company since there is little to no opportunity to advance within.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Westwood, KS
    Current Employee - Operations in Westwood, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Nova Labs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, management always open to new ideas. It's rare to work somewhere that you actually look forward to coming into work, and this company fits that description. Every employee is encouraged to give his/her opinion, and our work is valued. Red Nova is definitely a family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Better understanding of career paths and advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Set career advancement paths to those who meet/desire the opportunity.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Work Where You'll Be Happy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Westwood, KS
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Westwood, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Nova Labs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I don't normally take the time to post reviews online, but wanted to attest to something that I think is very important about RNL.

    As a female employee, I have never felt unsafe or harassed here. Currently, management is half female and the company as a whole is almost exactly split down the middle. RNL values female employees and while our casual atmosphere promotes all ranges of humor, we do not support or tolerate harassment of female employees.

    Cons

    If there is a current employee here who feels unsafe or harassed, I would hope they would come to one of the females in leadership and talk about it, so it can be addressed. If even that will not make them feel safe, then I hope they would take the time to look for new jobs, because no one should ever work some place that makes them feel unhappy or unsafe, no job is worth it.


  10. "Outstanding place to work. Excellent benefits. Incredible culture."

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

    I have been working at Red Nova Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great competitive salary and benefits...most of all you are rewarded for hard work. Red Nova has a very laid back calm and comfortable atmosphere. The amount of power entrusted to employees is huge. You are empowered to go explore and find solutions. Besides the free food, there are lots of little company-sponsored events and outings. Most importantly, the company attracts some of the best talent and best people to work with.

    Cons

    There are only 7 days in a week.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Run away!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Nova Labs full-time

    Pros

    You get a free lunch from Oklahoma Joes every Friday.....although you really paid for it with the low base salary this company provides. W

    Cons

    Where to begin.....unstable and toxic work environment. Ownership is always sexually harassing the female employees. You never know when the next round of layoffs are. They have no integrity to their pricing structure, and that's why they are losing clients more and more every day.

    Advice to Management

    Get a Human Resources Department. Don't "lay off" two dozen people and then hire a full time barista right after that.



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