Nexant Employee Reviews about "flexible work"

Updated 30 Jan 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Learn all you can and move on"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Variety across projects, flexible working conditions including WFH and comp days for travel time

    Cons

    High turnover leads to under-experienced people being placed in management roles, no training or transfer of knowledge, you will be hired for your knowledge in one area and they'll never help you grow into another area

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    Nexant Response

    February 5, 2019HR Manager

    Dear Former Employee in Pennsylvania, We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed the variety of projects, flexible work hours, and the ability to work from home. It’s great to hear when our work life works for our colleagues. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to know when you worked here at Nexant. Your opinion of the CEO would matter greatly as our new and current CEO has a very open style and is very supportive on focusing resources on developing talent and guiding Nexant to an even more prosperous future. In the past, we did experience some turnover, but since we have had some of our new executives, things have started to become much more stabilized. (in case you didn’t know, the average tenure at some Silicon Valley giants is 1 year.) You’re spot on that people need training to be effective leaders. People also need training to be effective employees. This year, we’re excited to launch Nexant University to support this philosophy, to make training and education accessible to everyone at Nexant. Many other organizational development initiatives are underway, including the training of leadership. As much as we’d like to initiate them all now, we’re humble humans and choose to roll out initiatives deliberately and carefully for the benefit of all. You know, access to varied projects is part of professional development. As is the case in most companies, the expectation is on the employee to forge his or her own career. Career conversations with your direct manager is encouraged as a guide to your goal. To assist these conversations, we have already started to chart career development plans that outline the expected skills of each position. It enhances transparency and expectations on all sides. We encourage and support success for all our employees, but it won’t be handed on a gilded platter. There are many people within the company with long tenures that grew their careers, and some have transferred into other departments with much success. There are also some people that like what they do and have no desire to do anything else for years. Nexant appreciates all contributors and there's a place for those that aspire for changes and those that are content with the status quo. If you would like to discuss your experience, please contact us at HR@nexant.com. Your feedback is valuable and could help make a positive impact. Sincerely, HR

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good choice for career development"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nexant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good attitude toward flexible work hours and family balance

    Cons

    Opaque management - never had a clue what the company was up to Misguided market emphasis on struggling software division; No career advancement or promotion opportunities All profit siphoned off by investors while pay remained low and stagnant

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hopefully On the Rebound"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best-in-class for telecommuting and flexible work scheduling The HR team is the glue that holds this company together -though they lost most of them from bad former executive management New CEO is the first to communicate to the entire company -himself, so it's becoming more transparent Benefits were rocky but overall good

    Cons

    There's only one woman executive -totally unacceptable -diversity in general is lacking Pay is low compared to the market BUs don't entirely communicate well with each other What is the Nexant brand?

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "A Major Collapse"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexant full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours Able to work remotely Benefits were ok but it is outsourced now Great co-workers (until "cost cutting" started) A good learning challenge to clean up mess left behind

    Cons

    A company once with great potential went down the drain and now left with newcomers trying to salvage and save the company. It's amazing how one person turned this company upside down and change the culture for Nexant forever. Being harassed, verbally abused and listening to pathetic analogies by the lead guy was not something to look forward too. In a normal company everyone should work together as a team, but in this case you were either on “his” team or you were not. If you chose not to be on “his” team then you were either let go, cut a deal with “him” to voluntarily resign, or eventually got fed up and left on your own regardless of whether you found new employment or not. It was tough working in a toxic work environment with long stressful hours while performing responsibilities which normally would take 2-3 employees. Teams would not be sufficiently re-staffed after departures of former employees and this was due to poor management. Management was horrible as no one was held accountable for their actions since day 1 which caused “cost cutting”. Their new ERP system implementation was a disaster but the storm has passed and there's a huge mess that needs to be cleaned up. It's an unfortunate situation what happened over the past 18 months with almost 99% turnover in the F&A Department.

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  5. "project engineer II"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Nexant

    Pros

    flexible working hours, good location for San Francisco office

    Cons

    limited training, bad working atmosphere

  6. Helpful (10)

    "Engineer"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexant full-time

    Pros

    Company is good in terms of benefits like medical, dental , PTOs and flexible working hours

    Cons

    - Management does not care about junior staff. Program managers only care about finishing projects by hook or crook while employees burn. -No proper training giving to Junior staff

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    Nexant Response

    August 22, 2016Nexant HR

    Thank you for your feedback, as we appreciate the time you took to address your concerns. All levels of employees can take an active approach in their career while at Nexant, and we are taking steps to improve the visibility of the resources that are available to employees. We wish you continued success in your career.

  7. Helpful (10)

    "Like being a worker bee of no value?"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nexant for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, work at home opportunity, good salary, tiny bonus.

    Cons

    This company is CEO against the world and the world is you! No perks of any kind, no kind words, no appreciation of your work from CEO or any higher ups. Very toxic culture, no company values except make more money for the CEO and Board. You are a worker bee, nothing more, nothing less.

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  8. "Good company care about employee's need"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nexant

    Pros

    good benefit, flexible work hours, people are friendly here

    Cons

    kind of limited growth of career,

  9. Helpful (7)

    "Good place to be from"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generally good reputation in the industry Generally (but not always) collegial workplace Hard to get fired Flexible work hours/location

    Cons

    No leadership or vision CEO hides out and focuses energy on keeping position; never meets customers; unable/unwilling to promote company publicly; considers annual memo as effective engagement with managers and staff Weak & ineffective board that hasn't made a single strategy decision in years Bonuses get routinely delayed in order to window dress the financial reporting

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Going Downhill"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nexant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many bright employees to work with Flexible work schedule, if you can get your work done. Competitive benefits. More allotted time off than many companies.

    Cons

    Poor management, both mid-level and executive. Executive management provides an unclear company vision and poor direction to mid-level management. Mid-level managers often have no management experience outside of Nexant or management training. Board seems very adverse to change, 2 years ago Nexant hired a new CEO who offered a clear and promising vision for the company however he left due to the boards unwillingness to change. Engineers are overworked and burned out yet management and HR cannot seem to address staffing needs. Very little focus on career development, employee growth or training. Not providing real innovation, just talking about it Performance reviews are based almost entirely on bill-ability and raises and bonuses are low. Very poor software development team. This is very disconcerting since as the company direction is currently heavily focused on software. Poor HR and IT department. They are understaffed and undervalued by management. These issues have always existed since I've been with the company, however they are getting worse and no progress is being made. The best and brightest employees recognize this and are leaving for better career opportunities.

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