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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    room for improvement

    Mar 14, 2021 - IT Supporter in Berlin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - good management of the Corona situation - active works council - new ambitious management - diverse employee community

    Cons

    - investors involved - almost zero promotions and employee development - payment below average

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Past, Present & Future of Sound!

    Mar 2, 2021 - Product Manager in Berlin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    After a few chaotic years NI has finally started to get back on track. Many positive changes on the top and within the team. Great response throughout the pandemic. Business is very strong. DEI is finally a prio. Would recommend to any music enthusiast!

    Cons

    Working from home makes you miss the great people that work here a lot. Still quite a bit of legacy & tech dept slowing things down more that they should.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Engineering Manager

    Mar 1, 2021 - Eng Manager in Berlin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Colleages, great environment, NI has managed greatly CODIV situation.

    Cons

    Organization sometimes moves to slow

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    The beginning of a new era at NI

    Feb 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Newly formed Exec team with great purpose and ambition. Very engaged and passionated colleagues !

    Cons

    Chaotic internal processes but it is improving step by step

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Intermittent layoffs

    Mar 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Colleagues with passion, good knowledge about music in the teams but the macro perspective is blurry.

    Cons

    Intermittent layoffs and people quitting.

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    It was a great company..

    Feb 8, 2021 - Manager in Berlin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Some great products and colleagues

    Cons

    When the investors arrived in 2017, there was initial excitement, but it became evident that they had bought into the company as a talking piece for their dinner parties with friends. There have been numerous errors in execution, best illustrated by the hiring of 3 new C-Level execs in 2019 - a product officer who didn't understand the products, a people officer who wasn't a people person and a marketing officer who lived off their previous employment. The fact that all 3 left after a year suggests that those who hired them may have made more mistakes... The recent acquisition suggests that the company is now in a cycle of bringing investors on, attempting to grow, cutting costs (chiefly by firing staff) and selling on - eventually someone is going to be left with an expensive hangover.

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Do yourself a favor and look for a job somewhere else

    Feb 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice people and some of the teams are really nice to work in. Location is quite chic, and nice, by the Spree, with lots of restaurants in the area.

    Cons

    The company culture is just a facade, same for inter-team collaboration. Many of the old employees are so frustrated that that in the best case they just mimic their interest for the product. In reality all they do is to fight for their position and a possible promotion. This creates a very toxic environment that hinders the development of any of the good ideas that anyone might have.

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    In hindsight...

    Jan 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Music tech job - Some great people on the team - Komplete is a studio essential

    Cons

    - Questionable culture - Political games common - Success not often rewarded - Badly organized marketing team

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Not much to say

    Jan 16, 2021 - Embedded Engineer in Berlin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    None to say about company

    Cons

    Better planning is needed for company's growth

    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great products

    Nov 16, 2020 - Engineering Manager in Berlin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great colleagues, great products, good parties, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Frequent changes in strategy, frequent changes in leadership

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