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NxStage Reviews

Updated 26 July 2014
Updated 26 July 2014
12 Reviews

3.9
12 Reviews
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NxStage President, CEO, and Director Jeff Burbank
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  1.  

    Very satisfied.

    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer  in  Lawrence, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Lawrence, MA (US)

    Pros

    Team was helpful. My team members helped me when I needed.

    Cons

    Little Unfriendly to me. The working environment was not seemed to me very friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create friendly environment. To be trained some managers about treating their team members in an appropriate manner.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is one of the best company I have ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Analyst
    Current Employee - Sales Support Analyst

    Pros

    The environment within this company is easy going and relaxing

    Cons

    I have no complaints as of yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to create a better training structure.

  3.  

    Maybe it was better before

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    Former Employee - Research CO-OP  in  Lawrence, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Research CO-OP in Lawrence, MA (US)

    Pros

    Machine shop access, good pay, office supplies...am I at the 20 word minimum yet? I realized early on that they're not an innovative company. I thought it was cool to be working back in the machine shop, until I realized that they do not have a culture of colloboration, mentorship or growth.

    Cons

    Safety, poor management and vision/lack of leadership, CEO seems aloof as to the leadership within (or lack thereof) in engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on sales, fire engineering department and start fresh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company in theory, bloated and lacking true leadership in practice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lawrence, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA (US)

    Pros

    Relatively flexible hours, good pay, beautiful facility, good effort in trying to "rally the troops" to change renal care.

    Cons

    Complacent engineering management, no true direction or project management leaves engineers and projects running in circles and wasting huge amounts of time and money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone has been at the company since the beginning doesn't make them a good manager. Re-assess project management and lead engineers if you really want to get the next level projects moving.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working at NxStage was fulfilling from a financial and social aspect.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company provides a service that has an amazing impact on on improving the quality of life for the dialysis patients that use it. Extremely rewarding to see the positive change it can make.

    Cons

    Did not believe the company was making the right long term commercial decisions. It is an R&D company and struggles with optimizing the commercial opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Rewarding place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Lawrence, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Lawrence, MA (US)

    Pros

    Comfortable environment, new office, friendly people, good benefits. A feel good place to work. Patient interaction is very positive.

    Cons

    Most co-workers are great and work as a team although there are a few that try to lead by intimidation. Thankfully not many. Overall it's a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with what is going on in the general day to day work flow of your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Outstandin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people at NxStage are great. I have never worked with a more passionate group of people. The culture is very positive and the senior management does a great job of describing their vision.

    Cons

    The office is in Lawrence, MA and the open spaces where the cubes are is loud.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the family feel. Keep pushing forward. We have a great therapy and I am confident that we will make HHD grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Your experience may vary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A great product. Passionate, smart employees.

    Cons

    Highly political senior management team. CEO has his favorites. A few senior team members can be condescending and nasty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your management team should reflect the behaviors that you want to see in the rest of the employee base.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK to work for...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Lawrence, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lawrence, MA (US)

    Pros

    nice office, decent pay, most employees can work with, ok culture, novel product line, great to see patients benefiting from equipment...

    Cons

    very reactive vs. proactive. A lot of "we need this today" at 4:49PM. Competition coming to market- job stability over next few years is uncertain. Stifled by some management that are stuck in outdated ways of doing business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop talking so much and start listening to employees - they are your best resource!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging job surrounded by hard working, passionate employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Lawrence, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Lawrence, MA (US)

    Pros

    NxStage is an exciting company to work for, lead be great management and an incredible CEO. Work is challenging and employees share a good work/life balance. Co-workers are talented with no dead weight. 10 people accomplish tasks at NxStage that require 20 people at most companies. People are passionate and always focused on improving processes and the products,

    Cons

    Located in Lawrence, MA. Business segments spread out over 5 floors reducing face time with other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't stop valuing your employees and showing them your appreciation for what they accomplish. Especially those that have shown commitment to NxStage for many years. They have a wealth of knowledge and history that is hard to replace and they keep the NxStage engine finely tuned.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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