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Nest Overview

Palo Alto, CA (US)
201 to 500 employees
Alphabet
2010
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful - one that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it. The company focuses on simple, beautiful and delightful hardware, software and services. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ and ... Read more

Mission: Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful - one that takes care of itself and the people inside it.

Nest Reviews

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    Pros

    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

    Cons

    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.

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Nest Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nest in September 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through an internal recruiter after my internship at Google. My file was reviewed by the iOS team at Nest, and I was selected for interview. I had two, back-to-back 45 minute technical interviews. I can't share specifics due to Alphabet's corporate-wide NDA on interviews, but it is critical to know the language you'll be interviewing in very well. Obviously normal interview questions involving data structures, etc, are important, but also make sure you're familiar with *why* certain things work the way they do in your language of choice. For example (not from the actual interview) how do pointers actually get stored in memory for C?

    Interview Questions

    • NDA. Know your interview language inside-out. Be prepared for quiz-like questions.   Answer Question
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Nest Awards & Accolades

  • Design Award, Red Dot, 2013
  • International Design Excellence Award, iDSA, 2013
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