Nest Employee Reviews

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Productive and fun workplace!
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Eastsound, WAApril 3, 2018
People will call in or walk in asking for custom made bouquets, watering and taking care of plants, and restocking. The store owner makes sure that you take of yourself while you’re working. The locals are interesting and eccentric at times which livens up working.
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Great Place to Work
Manager of Operations (Current Employee) –  Gloucester City, NJNovember 11, 2017
I love working at NEST. They are my second family and truely care about their employees. NEST gives back to the community and fundraises for multiple charities.
Pros
Family Oriented
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Not ran correctly
Director (Former Employee) –  Choctaw, OKNovember 2, 2017
The owners of this place was in it for the money. They used funding incorrectly and was shut down. I left before they shut down but saw on the news where a child got out of the building and was found at the dollar store. This was on the news
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Revoling Door
Compliance & Trade Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Naples, FLJune 10, 2017
NEST is not a long term place to work in Florida. If you interested in a place that values the job you do and will be loyal to its employees find somewhere else to work. Even if you perform the job incredibly eventually you will be removed. The company offers annual bonus towards the end of the year and this is usually the time when they "clean house" , only a few people have been there more then two years. Usually only those who have some sort of relationship with upper management is privileged to stay among them.

Even their business practices with their venders is incredibly shameful. Seriously, if you interested in having a stale job or career look somewhere else.
Pros
Christmas party
Cons
Unstable work environment
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Not terrible starter job
OTM (Former Employee) –  Gloucester City, NJMarch 6, 2017
Benefits plus wages offered. COB continues to influence company functions. Family events offered throughout the year. Great for young people to start out.
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Kindergarden Teaching Assistant.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 12, 2016
Helping kids put their snack/lunches away
Assisting the kids with placing their coats and backpacks inside their cubbies.
Having direct communication with the Teacher on a daily basis regarding the class schedule.
Assisting grading papers and collecting paperwork weekly.
Pros
Lunch & Recess Duty. Having fun with the Kids.
Cons
Short 30 minute breaks
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Multi Facilities Company
Customer Service­Operations (Current Employee) –  Gloucester City, NJSeptember 25, 2016
Good group of people work there. Everyone is helpful and work together to achieve the companies goals. Company treats their employees well.
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Bar Manager/ had a fun time in a great enviroment
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Glendale, AZJune 11, 2016
Manager/Lead Bartender. I did the scheduling, liquor ordering, training. I made the drinks and took guests orders. I opened and closed the bar.
Pros
great money and had alot of fun at work and alot of regular guests
Cons
45 minutes to drive to work everyday and GM took advantage of me.
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Stay Away.
Operations (Former Employee) –  Gloucester City, NJNovember 23, 2015
Unless you are part of the small inner circle of upper management, you will never earn decent compensation. I would like to let all employees know that you are worth MUCH more than they are willing to pay you. However, most employees are too afraid to look elsewhere.

Your expected to work ten hour shifts each day if you are salary, which makes any increase given at time of promotion almost a joke. When you are hourly, you are asked to work overtime, which is no problem. However, your manager will hardly ever remember to put it in, which means it wont be paid to you until a paycheck AFTER you were supposed to get it.

Benefits aren't bad if you are single but are extremely high and not competitive if you have any other type of coverage.

Workload in ops is very demanding with little recognition. The teams and people you work with are great and will become family. But, the stress of the position and lack of direction cause many good employees to leave and eventually you will want to, too.

Want to talk about any of your concerns? The HR director is nasty to employees and always seems aggravated or annoyed. She only likes certain people and can be heard gossiping almost worse than anyone else in the company. No help there.

Its a shame because when the CEO talks about the company, you can tell that this wasnt the type of management they wanted to have. Although they do need to take a look at some of their business decisions that effect the people if they are going to continue with that message.

NEST is a good place to work if you have little to no office experience.
  more... I suggest getting some years of experience behind you and maybe even getting promoted, which they tend to do quickly. Then get the heck out of dodge.  less
Pros
Culture is focused on in some regard, like free lunch on occasion and the Christmas Party
Cons
Low compensation, poor benefits, lack of direction, workload not comparable to pay
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Amazing to be a part of the start of a small business
Assistant Manger (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAOctober 14, 2015
Wonderful experience in being a part of the start of a small business. Working with families and children was a joy. Loved managing a great team.
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Culture of Fear
Manager of Operations (Current Employee) –  Gloucester City, NJSeptember 12, 2015
NEST unfortunately has one too many people trying to get involved in things they should not. For example the trainer has too much input into operations decisions and as a result more confusion is usually the end result. Also, there is a strong emphasis on production but management does not know how to get the most out of their employees. Far too much time is worried about what people are doing when the staff is limited. New hires aren't trained consistently and effectively. Theyay be lucky if they get two solids weeks of training before they are thrown to the wolves. Often it becomes matter of sink or swim. NEST would do better if they looked to empower their employees. Most are afraid to make a decision during their daily tasks for fear of retribution.
Pros
Christmas party
Cons
Long hours, poor health benefit package, lack of support
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Great opportunity to work with top tier of managers and directors under their superb knowledge and guidence.
Web Designer / UI (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CANovember 1, 2012
- intense work load, require frequent overtime.
- learned a lot on team work, and many web design related formats, work closely with web developer in getting an indepth on web structure.
- My co-workers are super smart, but are times tough to deal with
- Hardest part of job - "too many cooks in the kitchen"
- best part of the job - learning new things almost everyday
Pros
free lunch from time to time
Cons
too many cooks in the kitchen
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