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What Employees Say
I worked at Amazon Lab126 full-time
You work with some very smart people who genuinely care a lot about the product, the pay is good, and even though some rules sound fairly strict (smart casual dress code for example), if you get your... job done, people don't care. Hackathons were also a great chance to experiment with the Kindle.
Very political - there were tensions within my group, and to get things done you really had to get people on your side on the exec level. Often needed to get approval before I could go ahead and do... things.
I have been working at Nest
Nest is fast paced, demanding and because of that extremely rewarding. It still has the feeling of a startup bringing new challenges every day but since the acquisition by Google (now Alphabet) we... have the opportunity to grow, faster. I have never worked with a more dedicated, hard working and talented group of people. You feel like you're part of something pretty amazing. Nest has a very open culture There is an incredible amount of thought to the design and quality of the products we make. Great comp and benefits Work/life balance
It can be a tough company to work for. Nest requires you to step up daily to help them create some awesome products. If you're looking for a relaxing job where you can become an office wallflower... then working at Nest Labs would not be for you.
Advice to Management
The majority of Nesters are here because they love the products and share common ideals but unfortunately I think some apply for jobs for the Google name/stocks alone. My team and I would all work... for a 10th of the money because we love what we do - those are the people we need to continue hiring.