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nearmap Reviews

Updated 10 May 2019

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3.3
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nearmap CEO Rob Newman
Rob Newman
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "The free food is a huge added bonus(in 7 reviews)

  • "Range of employee perks - stocked kitchen, monthly employee massages(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "The staff turnover is very high and i can understand why with the current direction of the company(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing technology, this company is on the UP!"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at nearmap full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Some really smart people work here. There's a great opportunity to learn from them. - Very high spec computers for engineers (although not sure if this is the case for other roles). - The company is going through a phase of high headcount growth right now, and onboarding is topnotch (I started a few months ago). - Colleagues are all friendly, and there is an atmosphere of collaboration as opposed to competitiveness....

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    Cons

    None are apparent to me yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing (it seems to be working well). Try to maintain the company culture as the company expands. Strong culture comes from the top, so it's your responsibility to get it right.

    nearmap2019-05-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best company I've ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at nearmap full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I recently started at Nearmap and I have to say what a great place to work! Everyone is super friendly, very helpful and everyone makes you feel like a part of the team from day one! The company on boarding process has been the best I've ever been apart of when starting with a new company. Your direct report takes you for a 1:1 lunch on day one which I found very helpful especially with busy schedules that you’re able...

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    Cons

    Don't believe the negative comments on here.

    Advice to Management

    Loving the open door policy, please never change that!

    nearmap2019-05-09
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Do NOT work here!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at nearmap full-time

    Pros

    Office location Fully stocked kitchen Flexible working hours The office in Barangaroo is fantastic, very spacious and right by the water. You have a large selections of cafes/bars/restaurants to choose from. Like most successful companies these days they provide a kitchen which is stocked for most of the week with a selection of food for breakfast and lunch. Other employee benefits include a fortnightly massage,...

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    Cons

    CEO HR team Culture of bullying and gossiping Minimal professionalism After working for this company for a long time, i have a real understanding of the many problems that need addressing. It starts at the top with the CEO, whilst he is an intelligent, successful man he is a poor leader and as such members of the exec team are unprofessional and abuse their power. The CEO is out of touch with most of the employees...

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    Advice to Management

    Start actually leading by example and managing people. Currently everything is swept under the rug and no one will make the necessary and hard decisions. Practice what you preach.

    nearmap2019-04-27
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Potential without a leader"

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    Current Employee - Product in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is above average in the sector.

    Cons

    The CEO on the service is good, but the closer you get to him you realise that he is fake.

    Advice to Management

    Succession planning, succession planning and succession planning. Some members of the current Executive is ready to step up.

    nearmap2019-03-21
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Australia’s Worst CEO"

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    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very intelligent people work here. Nice office location. Good tech. Ease of doing business and simplicity score very highly.

    Cons

    Thought I’d give Newman a go and see if he’d improve with some experience but my goodness what disaster. Worst CEO I’ve ever seen in action. This guy is literally winging it everyday and offers no executive management, leadership or basic operational skills to the teams he manages. We see outbursts, devious behaviour, nutty antics and outright inappropriate judgment calls every week. Employee turnover is massive. HR...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire a female CEO instead of the token management you swap in and out right before your annual reports to shareholders.

    nearmap2019-03-17
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Love It!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at nearmap full-time

    Pros

    Nearmap is overall a really enjoyable place to work - from the open office space and collaboration zones to the open-door management style and fun culture. Despite some recent changes to the executive team, it is nice to see a clear vision and complete transparency on the realistic goals we are looking to achieve in the next few years. There are also a number of killer benefits on offer too which tick all of the boxes,...

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    Cons

    Nothing springs to mind, but if I had to say one thing it would be clearer communication between teams, however I feel as though this is something that can always be improved anywhere you work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - we are heading in the right direction.

    nearmap2018-07-10
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, really nice people and we are treated exceptionally well. There seems to be focus on getting and holding onto employees long term. So expect plenty of opportunities to upskill / grow. And flexible hours should you need to run errands, do baby stuff etc. Smart people to learn from. Friendly inclusive environment.

    Cons

    Company mission / purpose stuff is cheesy and feels forced. Being a publicly listed company can mean senior management play it safe with some decisions.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO Rob Newman is incredibly nice / approachable. And I think he’s doing an excellent job. Keep doing what you’re doing.

    nearmap2017-11-23
  8. Helpful (21)

    "Culture, Culture, Culture SHOCK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the things people say on here is true there are loads of good points to cover. Mostly it is free food and drink. Office move is good for a nice change but harder for people to get to. Few big parties coming up which is good for us. Bit of social buzz, chance to let hair down a bit and drink up company tab My manager is great, working for a woman is good because they care about your feelings and make time for you.

    Cons

    We think the CEO is the biggest problem and anxious culture he created is next. Rob is up and down and all over the place. When he first started, he was okay and seemed very happy chappy and smiley and fun. Not long after that many people (you'd be shocked how many) started leaving or sacked then he flipped out a few times (banging fists on tables, walls while screaming very loud ) and people started talking. Temperamental,...

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    Advice to Management

    Can the cheesy pep-talks and silly antics in your attempts to create a “fun” environment. We want serious, seasoned professionals in charge, not clowns running around trying to make us laugh. We know you pay a lot of attention to this site, so please do something about Rob because he is scary to work for and people don’t feel safe talking to HR. Too many good employees gone for this reason.

    nearmap2017-11-01
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing team and culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at nearmap full-time

    Pros

    - Great place to work - flexible working environment - great team and culture and success is celebrated! - free massages fortnightly, gym allowance, phone allowance etc - moving to a new office in Barangaroo !!! - VERY supportive staff - The CEO Rob is an awesome guy and is always welcoming for people to have a chat with him which is important. He knows EVERY single person in our LARGE organisation and that shows...

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    Cons

    I can't think of too many con's, I've enjoyed my time here and everyone has been supportive.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep doing what you're doing !!!!

    nearmap2017-11-06
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great team and culture within Nearmap"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great modern company to work for and feel genuinely appreciated by management.

    Cons

    Have read some of the other comments, cannot believe they are even from people who have actually worked at Nearmap and might just be trying to spread negative sentiment in the hope of getting to buy shares in the company cheap. Personally I have not found anything which is a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to look after all your staff.

    nearmap2017-11-04
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