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Updated August 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Work was fast paced and innovative (in 15 reviews)

  • Shark Ninja pays at or slightly above market rate (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance in any group (in 19 reviews)

  • No work/life balance permitted if you wish to succeed here (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Dir -IT"

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    Former Employee - IT Director in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - IT Director in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SharkNinja full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people supported by upper management

    Cons

    Long hours overlapping interests slowed progress

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing it works


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Approach with Extreme Caution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, decent benefits, great new office. Good products, and innovative thinkers from diverse backgrounds.

    Cons

    Top-down management that doesn't even begin practice what they preach. Lot of miscommunication and literal dissemination from senior management. Absolutely no work-life balance, and laughably incompetent HR staff. Burn 'em an churn 'em mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously guys - get yourselves together and realize that your senior management is playing games with your company's future. Time to shape up and start actually looking at whether or not your management team can truly inspire and abide by your stated success qualities. They are great qualities, but they so seldom adhered to. Maybe time to take a good, hard introspective look at yourselves and your organization's moral foundation. You might know there's a problem when the common reply (from everyone) to, "how's it going?" is always a super-sarcastic "living the dream". Gets super lame, super quick.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "No growth"

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

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

    Pros

    -Good for those fresh grads to stay a year or two to quickly understand a consumer product company. Two stars.
    -Some nice mid level managers. Another star.
    -Fly business, maybe?

    Cons

    -The way the company works only keeps the company at the current level. No more.
    -Priority shifts daily for pointless reasons.
    -Some rude managers who enjoy humiliating employees. My horizon was broadened.
    -FTP.

    Advice to Management

    ice cream truck..who care.


  4. "BAU = chaos"

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

    I worked at SharkNinja full-time

    Pros

    Take home lots of appliances

    Cons

    Development direction shifts too rapidly

    Advice to Management

    Listen more


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Don't apply"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    You get paid. You get a discount on products.

    Cons

    The management is horrible. The company culture is equally horrible. This place will suck the life out of you


  6. "Always innovating"

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

    I worked at SharkNinja full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work with awesome benefits

    Cons

    Not for the faint of heart

    Advice to Management

    A bit more transparency


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Dangerous Gamble for Young Engineers"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As others have noted, SN is devoid of any real process management. If you are very lucky, this can create the space for young engineers to gain experience and exposure your friends at other companies would only dream of. SharkNinja can launch your career. I don't want to understate this. This is true for 5% of the engineers I worked with.

    Cons

    5% is 1 in 20. For everyone else, the other 19, you become a mindless cog in a broken wheel. Most of the engineers I worked with bounced weekly from project to project, never really moving ahead or building their skills. As SN has no SOP and doesn't follow typical development cycles, those engineers not only have no consistency to their project portfolio, they have not built up a solid base of work related skills they can transfer to a new job. In short, when they decide to leave after 15 months, they are no further ahead. When entering a new job, I have talked to a number of former employees that find themselves totally unprepared for life outside of SN.

    Advice to Management

    Panic. The party is over.

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Great People"

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

    I worked at SharkNinja (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people you work with

    Cons

    Wild Wild West environment. Leadership does not believe in or use standard processes or practices. Unwilling to make the necessary investments in infrastructure to move become a big boy company. They do not readily take advice or recommendations from mid level management. Only a small group of 3-4 leaders are empowered to make decisions and they still need M&M approvals. Daily / weekly reset of priorities. Drives most Hi-Po professionals out with in 12-18 months. Staff is expected to work 12-16 hour days during the NPD cycle. No work/life balance in any group.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your staff and drive decision making down into the various groups. You cannot create a 2b company it like a 100k company. Make the investment. Treat your staff with respect and consideration and staff teams accordingly


  9. "Best Company I have ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay rate, Hours, Co Workers

    Cons

    Some Customers are more difficult then others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    "Can-do" culture and a lot of sharp and hard-working people

    Cons

    Very unstructured and little to no training

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in training new hires


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