Next Step Living Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2021

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3.0
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Next Step Living CEO Chris Catalano
Chris Catalano
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Was very fortunate to get the opportunity to work for nsl(in 14 reviews)

  • "Excellent culture, independent work environment, promotion of clean energy and environmentally friendly products(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "As with any rapidly growing company, there are growing pains involved(in 14 reviews)

  • "Unfortunately NSL shut their doors in the spring of 2016(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Decent work environment

      May 27, 2021 - Direct Care Professional 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible weekend schedule every other weekend. Can pick up hours if needed.

      Cons

      No downside with working with this company

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fun while it lasted

      Jun 3, 2021 - Production Manager in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Remote, benefits were pretty dec

      Cons

      Frequent changes, but common with startups

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Apr 26, 2021 - Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun environment and great people who were committed to achieving the same goal

      Cons

      Lack of processes made it very difficult

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice Place to Work and explore

      Nov 28, 2020 - DevOps Lead in Hyderābād
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      Pros

      you will get to learn a lot of new technologies

      Cons

      project deadline load of works

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Place

      Nov 17, 2020 - Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fun unique new grand wonderful

      Cons

      outa biz complex not great

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      poor management

      Oct 12, 2020 - Senior Systems Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      mid salary innovative great CEO good office

      Cons

      poor management low culture poor choice of senior management

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      It was nice while it lasted

      Oct 3, 2019 - Logistics Coordinator in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company mission . Great atmosphere.

      Cons

      They just took on too much too quick

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Ambitious org committed to fighting climate change

      Jul 25, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The best reason to work at Next Step is simple: residential buildings contribute a double-digit percentage of America's carbon emissions each year, and Next Step is perhaps the company best positioned to drive dramatic reductions. Working to meet that challenge is invigorating day in and day out, you'll have ample opportunity to learn and grow, and you'll be surrounded by similarly committed colleagues. The mission, the thrill of tackling a seemingly intractable problem, and the chance to work with such intelligent and committed colleagues made the last few years incredibly rewarding. I was sad to leave.

      Cons

      Depending on what you want out of a job, there are some cons to working at Next Step. If you're comfortable working on anything, you can definitely find a less stressful, better-paying job selling internet ads somewhere, and I'm sure the free massages at those companies are fantastic. The problem Next Step Living has chosen to confront is a difficult one. No other company has come close to figuring it out. I think Next Step is moving rapidly in the right direction, but "moving rapidly" is important here. To me, the changes we're making are not only smart moves for the business as a whole but also enormous opportunities for its employees. However, if you don't thrive in ambiguous situations or if you want a job in a department that will look the same in a year as it did the day you took it, Next Step wouldn't be right for you.

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      Next Step Living Response

      Director of Talent Acquisition

      Thanks for the great review! I’m very pleased to hear that you’ve had such a wonderful experience with us here at Next Step Living. Best of luck to you in all of your future endeavors.

    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to begin and develop a green-collar career - Hard work that will with huge rewards

      Jun 4, 2015 - Logistics Coordinator in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Excellent environment for advancement and learning. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, expect to rise above your peers and be selected for new projects and gain valuable experiences. -Management will recognize and invest in your talent if they see it. Sometimes you have to speak up to be heard but if you stand your ground and have a solid, well thought out idea it will be implemented or considered. - Opportunities for young people to start a career in energy efficiency. Even in Boston - MA, the most energy efficient state in the country, opportunities for this are few and far between (especially for non-STEM educated individuals.) Use this experience wisely and never pass up offers to advance or develop -Motivated and smart co-workers

      Cons

      -Pay can be on the lower end - but if you're working to start a career in energy and environment, the experience here will be worth more than they could ever pay you. -Projects move quickly. Sometimes you will be working things out as you go. Learn to work under pressure and be flexible, and again, the experience will impress upon future employers (and especially your management at NSL)

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      7 people found this review helpful

      Next Step Living Response

      Director of Talent Acquisition

      Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. I’m glad it was such a positive one! You’ve given some good advice to management, and for current employees as well. We’re glad you were able to maximize your career goals here.

    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Couldn't ask to work for a better comapny

      Jan 9, 2015 - Community Solar in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I was attracted to Next Step Living because of its mission and available opportunity, and have stayed with the company for nearly two years now because of the room for personal/professional growth offered and the positive energy of my colleagues. Management on all levels is incredibly approachable and usually very fair, something that is in my opinion an extremely important aspect for any business. At NSL, you're able to pursue whatever interests you most, and if you're dedicated to working hard and accomplishing the goals set out by the mission, you can get far and feel good about what you're doing.

      Cons

      In order to achieve such amazing growth that NSL has in the past six years, there's a need for aggressive sales strategies built into the operations, but everything the company provides is only in the customer's best interests. While I haven't experienced it myself very much, I have seen examples of poor middle management in other departments that value certain traits which don't often lead to a quality customer experience (e.g. canvasser team leads acting as bullies).

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