Next Jump Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2020

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5 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great if its you..."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level Position in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Next Jump full-time

    Pros

    Free food, summer outing where all the company get a holiday in NY, 2 hours lunch breaks, free gym, lots of responsibility, great vision with motivated people behind it, if you fit in you really fit in and you'll be very successful here but you have to be a Next Jump type person (they won't hire you otherwise so don't worry if you don't think you are), you will learn a lot about yourself - not just professionally (and I mean A LOT), great culture, people listen to you and want your ideas, business is going place too and fast

    Cons

    Long hours (8.30 - 6.30 min - most work until 7pm), only formal way in is via graduate scheme or internship, can be hard to get to know people in the UK office as they all know each other well and its only 40 ish people, great culture but that drive and vision can lead to a lack of diversity, sector isn't that exciting and work can be repeatitive, if you are in software the coding is awful and outdated to work with Would recommend but only if I thought you were the right type of person

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Company truly invested in it's people & their growth"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Jump full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Huge family culture - everyone from the team gets to know each other super well & become great friends, especially fuelled by twice-yearly gatherings of the entire company at the New York HQ. Next Jump is a company that pushes you hard to achieve your potential, and will always support you - making mistakes and learning from them is at the forefront of the company thinking, rather than hiding your weaknesses you are pushed to improve and overcome them. I truly feel that Next Jump will always have my back if I need it, and will always help me to be a better person. Giving back is a key part of the company culture - employees have opportunities to be hugely involved in social good like supporting local schools and charities, and employees have the power to influence these initiatives, or start their own if they see opportunity. Those three things - family, personal growth & social good - are the key defining points about Next Jump, and the reasons I am very happy to be an employee there!

    Cons

    It's an intense, hard-working environment, that not everyone thrives upon. It requires a lot of self-discipline and management if you want to be successful. It's all up to you!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Fast moving organisation for people eager to develop themselves and others"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Jump full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong focus on personal growth and helping others become better versions of themselves is something that stands out at Next Jump. Employees get a lot of responsibility quickly and are exposed to feedback to their colleagues on different levels of the organisation in all the offices. Company is very transparent and dynamic, there are many opportunities to learn new things outside of day-to-day job. People really care for each other here and help you become better both at work and your personal life.

    Cons

    Next Jump as a very dynamic organisation often makes fast decisions which makes it difficult to execute long term plans efficiently. Some people may find it hard to adjust to.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Opportunity for Personal Development & Responsibility like no other"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    --------- in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Jump

    Pros

    Next Jump has a culture for Personal Development that is unmatched. Everyday I'm pushed to become a better person as a result of where I work. The perks are aligned to help me improve in all areas from fitness, public speaking, sales, technical skills, etc. Small details leave you feeling that Next Jump really cares about you and your well being - laundry service & food sent to your house when ill are two examples of this. I've seen colleagues go above and beyond to help others which is quite rare in a work environment. Feels more like a family. Fast paced environment with lots of responsibility means growth curve is steeper than most other graduate employers.

    Cons

    The emphasis on personal development will not be for everyone. By entering into an environment like this expect to receive consistent feedback as people invest in you and help you grow. I have seen a few struggle with this side of things. Work life balance will also not be for everyone. Hours can be long but included within these are breakfast, lunch, a gym workout, a CEOTalk and potentially a social activity. Fast paced environment can also mean changes in strategy or focus which some people may struggle to adjust to.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Driver for Personal Development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Jump full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Focus on personal growth at Next Jump is unmatched in job market from what I have seen. The intention is that every employee becomes a better person as a result of working at Next Jump. Health and fitness is a big part, time each day dedicated to fitness at provided gym facilities, healthy snacks and meals in office plus health perks extended to family. Environment is set up to provide each employee with feedback on weekly basis with intention to help them them grow. There are plenty of opportunities on business and culture projects to develop leadership skills however prepare to receive a lot of feedback on the way.

    Cons

    Personal development doesn't happen without feedback, be prepared to receive feedback weekly, from your first week. The intention of feedback is always to help you grow however it's not for everyone. Next Jump moves quickly which has meant that over the years some products have been left behind which has affected code quality in some area.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Major Pros, and Major Cons"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Next Jump full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early on Can't hide quietly away. Pushes you to perform Lots of social events and team bonding Fast paced agile atmosphere Smart, young people with lots of drive

    Cons

    Leadership feels ad-hoc and unaligned. The overarching business and culture goals are clear, but the tactical ones are all over the place. A new initiative every week and not much gets seen all the way to the end. Lots of responsibility can = too much responsibility. Unreasonable expectations in terms of workload for even the most efficient performers, and then the excuse that 'you need to manage your time better' Expectations are high but training was often poor or unformalized Select extraordinary people are championed but can create a school like teacher's pet environment and favoritsm. Collaboration suffers. Culture is designed for extroverts. The product isn't that revolutionary. For long-term career path, not that exciting to be working on corporate discount programs.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing - but not for everyone"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UK Team in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Jump full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I'm challenged, pushed, to become a better person as a result of where I work. I come into work every day inspired to make a difference to those around me. The leadership development programs are not like anything at any other company, full stop. A fast moving, fast growing business, that is going places. It really is a family and the people make our culture.

    Cons

    high standards means direct feedback and often long hours. if that's not what you after from a career- then Next Jump is not for you. If you want to compartmentalize who you are from who you are at work, then Next Jump is also not for you.

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  8. "A challenging, fast paced and rewarding environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Jeremy J, UK in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Next Jump

    Pros

    An absolute meritocracy- those that deliver are promoted quickly and given responsibility regardless of age, experience or previous role Ambition- we want to be the best place to work and the destination for shopping on the web. Work is therefore challenging, everyday is different and you are pushed to your limits....then pushed again to better yourself and better the business Exposure- the hierarchy is flat, all roles have multiple facets and products/business ideas are often days from idea creation to launch A strong culture- employees are close friends, spend time outside of work and genuinely care about each other Opportunity- no matter what role you start in, if you deliver results, you will move to where you want to be. I started as an intern and have been fortunate enough to have tried almost every role in the business

    Cons

    Talent management- hiring so much top talent, so quickly, has been a double edged sword. Lots of good, talented people appear not to be happy or used to their full potential Managing expectations- there are times when unrealistic goals have been asked of people in unrealistic timeframes and blind ambition has gotten the better of us Career progression- some people are comfortable creating their own path and finding their own opportunities, others are not. For those that aren’t, clear structure around how, when and where you will grow is still in its infancy and understandably creates unease about progression

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "All the culture is a facade"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Business Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Next Jump full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you're not hired permanently, and so are not part of the team, you have no benefits at all. No matter how good you are at your job, you will be left out of all the activities, gym membership, trips etc.

    Cons

    The company lacks a human approach to its employees, in fact many leave. The culture is more like a cult, and not an inclusive workplace. To be successful, you will have to share very personal experiences and information - which I personally do not find relevant in a workplace. If you are not ready to share these information, it will not matter how good you are at your job, they will not let you advance in your career.

  10. Helpful (10)

    "Always telling lies to employees"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Next Jump full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are nice, perks like food and office space are good

    Cons

    CK is great at manipulation. He's an expert at saying good things will come, while leaving you hanging with nothing. This is just some things he's promised will happen but not going well: - selling HR management apps. He's been working on it for over 3 years now, still nothing substantial to show - promising green card sponsors but don't actually give them unless they meet his "standards", wasting years from people's lives - No firing policy. People were strongly encouraged to look for another job before, and now he straight up said if you get 3 strikes for not meeting some standards, you'll be fired -kids club, nice concept, was supposed to be like after-school for all employee's kids, turned into his personal daycare. Even hired full time people on company money for his kids -related to kids club, built an entire library space and game space for his kids in the company, when the company needed meeting room space

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