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3.3
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55%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
Approve of CEO
Adrian Slobin
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, great people, great benefits(in 13 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance - Each and every one of us enjoys a great balance of work and life(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "With more strategic relationships there should be a move away from the billable hour(in 11 reviews)

  • "0 vision from upper management and poor communication(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "In Transition"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nerdery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food. Free beer. Social Coworkers.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities. Lack of empowerment.

    Nerdery2019-01-30
  2. Helpful (11)

    "No idea where the company is heading"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Nerdery full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The Nerds have always been what made Nerdery a special place to work, but people are leaving left and right, whether through being laid off or quitting on their own accord, so I can't really say that's a pro anymore.

      Cons

      All leadership support of the unique culture that made Nerdery a great organization has been removed and it's a struggle to organize anything special anymore. With so many people leaving, it's unclear whether they want to even have a development portion of the company or simply want to be a consulting group. While adaptation is understandable, there's a real loss of any positive corporate culture or a clear understanding...

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      Advice to Management

      I don't know if you have a long-term strategy to sell or simply change the focus of the company, but your current activities (and lack of any sort of culture or current-employee career paths support) will leave you with a shell of a company with nothing but employees that don't care about the company or their work.

      Nerdery2019-04-02

      Nerdery Response

      April 15, 2019CEO

      Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback around your frustrations. As a current employee, I hope you were able to participate in the rollout of our new vision and priorities and that you will work with us as we continue to gain momentum around it. In those sessions, we discussed ...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "WHOA! Lots of Feelings on Glassdoor"

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      Former Employee - Client Partner in Bloomington, MN
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Nerdery full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Nerdery is able to hire really nice people. You're offered a pretty flexible work environment, it's not smack in the middle of downtown, and Nerdery has a pretty decent reputation with clients in the local area. Contrary to what others may think, I do think that the leadership team does care and is willing to listen, but I don't think many people know that. Instead of approaching them to have a conversation, many sit...

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      Cons

      There has been a lot of turnover at all levels of the organization, the direction, who we are, what we do and who we help is constantly changing. Many talented people who could have pushed the company to the next level have left. You can look at that two ways - really great talent leaving OR making room for the next generation of new leaders - your choice. Leadership is fine. Many are new, none are the terrible people...

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      Advice to Management

      Talk to your people, listen to how they are feeling and empower them to be leaders. There is a lot of good talent left at Nerdery, if you can provide emotional security for them to push some boundaries, great things can happen.

      Nerdery2019-04-11
    • Helpful (3)

      "Lost the way"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Nerdery full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Coworkers are great. A great culture that’s slowly degraded to a new normal. There’s potential for greatness. You’ll learn a lot, assuming you have the right connections and get into good projects. Still better then most corporate jobs.

      Cons

      5 star reviews that sound oddly like the leaderships hopes. Turbulence. Never ending revolving door at every level. The great people are inevitably finding themselves much better off elsewhere. Benefits are slowly reduced and are noticeably less then the competition. The common theme is to pay under market rates. The last leader who cared was replaced and now it’s purely about the vision of current leadership, subject...

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      Advice to Management

      Make it the best place in the world for nerds to work. Used to be the slogan.

      Nerdery2019-05-02
    • Helpful (2)

      "Best Place I've Ever Worked!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Nerdery full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      1. The people. The Phoenix team is second to none. Our Phoenix Nerds are not only smart, but they CARE. We are truly a family - each of us on our own mission to help change the world one client at a time. Our Managing Director is an all-around awesome human, too. Such a pleasure to work with! 2. Transparency - In just about everything we do from a business perspective. Our CEO is VERY communicative and has been a wonderful...

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      Cons

      None that I can think of.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing!

      Nerdery2019-02-25
    • Helpful (1)

      "Fantastic people and direction"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Nerdery full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The company is finally on the right track after lots of changes over the last several years. Yes, people have left, but the people that remain are awesome, and I'm amazed at the kind of talent that we've been able to attract to help us continue to evolve. I'm really excited about the direction and where we are headed!

      Cons

      There is still some cultural work to be done in getting people focused on the right things (less about us, more about our great work and great clients).

      Advice to Management

      Continue to keep us all focused on doing great work, and the rest will take care of itself.

      Nerdery2019-02-27

      Nerdery Response

      March 8, 2019NA

      This is Adrian Slobin. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and I agree that the people and level of talent here is one of the best part of the job, hands down. You’re right that we have some work to do in terms of culture but I’m excited to see where our new vision statement ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Nerdery full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Nerdery really cares for their employees. My job is relatively low on stress. We get a catered meal and free beer every Friday. The kitchen is stocked with free bananas, apples, bagels, cereal, coffee, ramen, oatmeal, chocolate, and LaCroix. Employees at Nerdery are very social and friendly, as well as into technology and their careers. Employees are often empowered to learn new things and cross-train on different technologies.

      Cons

      The overall vision and direction of the company is mysterious, and attempts to communicate vision to the employees often fall short.

      Nerdery2019-02-19
    • Helpful (19)

      "Steer Clear!"

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      Former Employee - Client Partner in Bloomington, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Nerdery full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Outside of management, about the only thing that comes to mind is that you're fellow coworkers are amazing people. I have a feeling this too will errode away as most are becoming wise to all of the sexism and racism exhibited throughout management/leadership.

      Cons

      This should not be as easy as it is for me to write, but unfortunately I've become one of the many exposed to the hardships of being a female in this company. Sexism and racism runs rampant within Nerdery and you don't have to look very far to see this. I feel many of the positive posts recently have been written by the all male leadership to assist in their recruiting efforts. The company numbers don't lie, but I can...

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      Advice to Management

      Sell! Get this company back into the hands of capable leadership before it's too late.

      Nerdery2019-02-22

      Nerdery Response

      March 8, 2019NA

      This is Cassi Hansen, Director of Nerd Experience. We’re committed to providing a safe and welcoming workplace for all of our Nerds to be able to do their best work and it is very upsetting to hear you describe instances where you’ve experienced some form of discrimination. Nerdery ...

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    • Helpful (15)

      "Unrecognizable Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Nerdery full-time

      Pros

      The actual nerds are great people.

      Cons

      Company size and culture is half of what it used to be. Talent and clients are leaving so fast that the company cannot stay ahead of it. The CEO and other leaders are failing. This was once a place of success and collaboration, but it is now a place of stress and fear.

      Advice to Management

      Resign for the sake of the owners and the good employees that are still left.

      Nerdery2019-02-14
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great place to make impact"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Nerdery full-time

      Pros

      Coming from larger organizations it was a breath of fresh air to join Nerdery's flat org. I feel the impact I make quickly and I am empowered to make decisions on my own without jumping through bureaucratic hoops.

      Cons

      Communication is still lacking from team to team, but it's clearly being addressed.

      Nerdery2018-11-05
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