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Nest Reviews

Updated 4 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Yet, the work-life balance is great" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Good company working environment and supportive collegues" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "No cons to be mentioned as such" (in 6 reviews)

  • "If you're new, prepare to be a self learner because there is no one there to train you" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "A job I'm happy to wake up for in the mornings."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  2. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nest full-time

    Pros

    Good infrastructure in the company

    Cons

    Too much work to do

  3. "Customer service"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Nice people
    Flexible hours
    Wages

    Cons

    Management
    Custimer
    Nothings else to add
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  4. "Work Hard, Get Rewarded, Make History"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nest is an ambitious company that will become a household brand fuelled by a strong long-term vision and a talented team of individuals. It keeps the best elements of being a start-up with those of an established brand thanks to Google backing and as a result you get the best of both worlds.

    The company offers good benefits, has a team mentality, and you genuinely have the benefit of being proud in the work you produce.

    Cons

    This is not an environment where you can hide. You need to work hard, be transparent, and meet your targets and some people think that as we are a leader in our category this should no longer be the case.

    It’s obviously frustrating when 99% of the people work hard, put the hours in, and take real pride in their work whilst a few people moaning brings down the mood.

    Advice to Management

    Have clear job descriptions, not just nice to haves, and be strict against OKRs to ensure people are contributing equally.


  5. "Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, supportive team and benefits

    Cons

    Too long working hours. Was too much


  6. "Wonderful people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing group of smart dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes they move a little too fast.


  7. "A Good Company for people who are looking for a good workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nest full-time

    Pros

    Teas and snacks available all time
    Bosses and senior level people are quite good

    Cons

    No cons to be mentioned as such

  8. "Software Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment and motivated colleagues

    Cons

    Bad working hours and what not


  9. "Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nest full-time

    Pros

    workspace is awesome with all basic features

    Cons

    management is good but understands thing after a long time


  10. "good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nest full-time

    Pros

    good company. good career development

    Cons

    none really. not much travel