NextRoll Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
Updated 16 Jul 2021
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"Since this is where I find the company to be *remarkable*, I'll start with why I consider this is how work/life balance should be done" (in 29 reviews)
"Great people and office culture" (in 23 reviews)
"Pay and benefits are not amazing (no 401k match, no gym, no lunch catering - not to sound spoiled but the tech industry is competitive in these areas)" (in 10 reviews)
"Horrible work life balance across the org - too many people seem really stretched thin and on the brink of burnout" (in 8 reviews)
I recently received an offer from iProspect (part of Dentsu) I’ve heard ups and downs about this company. I currently work for a great company and not sure if I should leave. The new opportunity pays a lot more than I currently make. Does anyone have any advice about this company and whether I should take the job or not?
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Role at WPP OpenX new company ? I was approached for regional role. I’m still wrapping my brain around the model. Seems good? Always hard to say from ppt slides vs reality. Any thoughts or insights? What’s the culture like? Vision? Leadership? Any pros/cons appreciated
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- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Looking Good28 Nov 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, DublinRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great place to work Good people Management easy to approach Office location great Great perks from health care to equity hard work is rewarded
Work life balance can be tuff to balance during busy times Can be tuff working in a satellite officeContinue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great Place to work!!20 May 2016 - in Dublin, DublinRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Excellent Leadership (EMEA Leadership team have incredible experience, cohesion and drive, especially the MD) Open, accessible and supportive Exec team in the US (Especially CEO and CFO) Very supportive culture Freedom to go and make stuff happen Flat Org Structure Not too many egos A business Model that is working - great future prospects for the company Fun place to work High regard for employees and their well being (The CEO in particular, lives and breathes the AdRoll Values) Very Flexible company in terms of Work-Life balance Rewarding Comp structure for high performers Full of bright, intelligent and fun people Good understanding of customer needs and great plans to drive value through performance and multiple product offerings Good product/engineering leadership Overall, a great place to work, learn, have fun and grow
Would like to see the company move a little bit fasterContinue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Good culture, nice people16 Apr 2020 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Love the culture and people here. There is very good communication and collaboration between teams and between offices. Leadership is a lot more transparent than in other med/large companies I have worked for in the past. Very good D+I initiatives. Good work life balance with flexibility/WFH options. Free food and very nice offices.
No 401k/pension. Very tough time for the company right now with the Covid situation, a lot for much smaller teams to shoulder going forward to get through the next few months.Continue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Roll with it Dublin12 Aug 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, DublinRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great people working together, young & vibrant, cool office space, future growth, transparent communication between all departments. Great product, promoting office culture and a work life balance, all the food -snacks you can eat , Social events.
Company number growing very fast, keeping up with all the new starters can be hard.Continue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Really good culture !27 Aug 2014 - Delight Specialist in Dublin, DublinRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
-Culture -Management -Salary -Work-life balance -Trainings This company is growing really fast, great atmosphere. They invest in you, they believe in you, they motivate you. You do not feel just as an employee. They care about your feedbacks. You can have a real impact on the company.
-I do not see anything so far
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great place to work!16 Jul 2021 - Director in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I've been at NextRoll for over 2 years now and seen some of the ups and downs that the company has weathered. Like all companies, there's been some difficult moments, but the thing that I like most about NextRoll is that I do feel that exec leadership cares about their employees and they try to do what is right. Robin has been in the CEO role for 1+ years and I feel that he is doing a great job. The company has been on a growth trajectory and there's a lot of big plans for the future! I also can't say enough about the folks that work at NextRoll. Everyone is there to help and even in our remote world, there's still a definite connection and a desire to foster the culture with fun activities like cooking and art events.
With the rapid growth of the company there is a lot of work to be done, and sometimes there isn't a whole lot of work/life balance, but I think that's to be expected with any company that's growing rapidly.
Thank you for sharing your feedback, we’re happy to hear your appreciation for the people and culture and that you’re enjoying your experience at NextRoll! Employee work / life balance is very important to us, so we appreciate your feedback in this area, and I’d welcome the opportunity to get more of your insight into how we can improve. Please feel free to schedule time with me directly. Thank you for your contributions! Amy LeBold, EVP, People
- Current Employee★★★★★
Overall, a good place to work16 Jun 2021 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Sincere commitment to DEI relative to other companies in the valley Recent changes in leadership are extremely positive Growth is accelerating Comp is very competitive Good work life balance Seems to truly care about and value employees as people
Sometimes vague and chaotic internal structure Difficult to get things done for a company of its size Many low impact employees and leaders are not coached out/held accountableContinue reading
Thank you for sharing your positive experience at NextRoll! We pride ourselves on building an inclusive, compassionate culture based on strong teamwork, hiring great people and helping them learn and grow, and we are so delighted to hear that you're enjoying your experience at NextRoll. We are committed to providing the best experience for our Rollers so please reach out to me directly, your manager, or your PBP if you have any further feedback you’d like to share. We’re excited to Roll on with you! Amy LeBold, EVP, People
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great company!15 Jun 2021 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Really take care of their employees. The benefits are amazing and they always encourage a healthy work/life balance.
Good ideas never seem to make it very far up the chain of command, unless the idea came from someone in leadership. Or sometimes they'll just steal the idea and try to brand it as their own. Not ideal.Continue reading
We’re happy to hear that you’re enjoying your experience at NextRoll! We prioritize our focus on employee work / life balance, and are glad to see this reflected in your experience. Transparency is also one of the hallmarks of our culture, so we really appreciate your feedback in this area as well. Please continue to share feedback with us, both positive and constructive. Amy LeBold, EVP, People
- Current Contractor, less than 1 year★★★★★
Work/life balance done right5 May 2021 - Software Developer in Buenos AiresRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I've been here for a relatively short time. This needs to be taken into account to read my review. Since this is where I find the company to be *remarkable*, I'll start with why I consider this is how work/life balance should be done. - If you need personal time for whatever reason you just need to ask for it, and it will almost definitely be granted. The company trust their employees to not abuse it, rather than making them go through hoops. - For some teams there's just no explicit vacation cap. Again, they trust the employee. If you feel you need that extra week, your manager is likely to grant it. The philosophy is that happy and well rested employees are simply more effective and efficient, so it's not seen as a money pit but as a smart investment. And it seems to work, since they get to keep pretty great talent for several years, something quite uncommon in the industry. - There's no calling you when you're on vacation/PTO. You don't work 24/7 like some places expect you to. - The working hours are both flexible, mostly because overlap is hard anyway since they employ all over the globe, and respected. There's no expectation for you to give free overtime unless there *really* is an emergency, and you generally get your time back. Some managers would actually advice you to slow down if they see you're overworked (no disciplinary measures, just an advice). What constitutes a production emergency is quite clear: if the alert is just a minor annoyance and something hurting revenue in a big way or the like, it's not urgent and can wait to the next work day. You won't lose sleep over minor stuff. It sounds obvious, but it's certainly not the norm. - Just for this time (possibly a test pilot?) there are extra recharging days, something like a Friday each of May, July and August I think, is free from work. Now, the other niceties. - Feedback is friendly and respectful. When they need you to improve on something they'll say it, but they'll also pay attention on why they feel you add worth to the company, and it sounds sincere. - No nonsense culture: no HR acronyms, no vague values. Something is unacceptable? It's explicit, clear and not sugar coated. The environment is supposed to be friendly, and that's greatly achieved not by making acronyms but by being civil and talking. Beside being respectful and tolerant, there seems to be no value statements about how you work that I've seen. (DISCLAIMER: I'm really against acronym culture) - Agile does not mean bureaucracy: no nonsense mandatory meetings, not ballooning dailies, asynchronous and synchronous communication via Slack for the most part. Dailies last 10-15 minutes, any remaining time from meetings is given back to you rather than filled with nonsense. 1:1s are meant for the employee rather than the boss. Unless the boss has a specific announcement, the employee defines the agenda and can decide to skip the meeting if there's nothing they want to discuss. Employee's time is valued, and it shows. Plannings and retros also don't take insane amounts of time. There's no forced input in the retros. If there's nothing to point out, then nothing is written, you don't need to come up with something just because something needs to be in the document. Simple. - At least for people abroad, pay is top notch. No idea how it compares to market for richer countries, but compared to salaries in Argentina it's mad high. - Really skilled people to learn from. - Bleeding edge tech, you get the opportunity to work with sophisticated languages like Rust and Erlang. - Exceptional IT and onboarding. There's enough documentation and guidance to get to do real work before your first week in the company ends. - Many spaces to get to know other employees, but in work unrelated and loosely work related areas, including cooking or programming language channels, a "roulette" to meet random employees. - Two hack weeks a year. Definitely one of the most eye-catching benefits. For a week in the winter and a week in the summer you get to work in whatever you want during working hours, be it business related or not. There are also prizes if your project is interesting. - Contractors are treated pretty much like regular employees, with very few and very minor differences. It seems being contracted is more about not having to go through the bureaucracy of creating a juridic person in each country they employ people from than it is about less responsibility towards the employee. They also only contract people through actual companies (AFAIK, I only know the picture for Argentina), and those companies hire full time according to local law. You're not an informal contractor but have all the job security and benefits any formal employee has in your country. This also means all holidays from your country get respected. - There's a really detailed hiring process, standardized and with an explicit manual about cognitive biases you may have while interviewing to be aware of. While interviews are inherently unfair due to a lack of perfect knowledge (maybe the candidate just had a bad day and their performance is not that representative of their actual skills, it happens but you as an interviewer have no way to know), they try to make them as fair as possible. - There's a lot of emphasis on your growth expectations, including in what direction you want to aim for. Not everyone wants to be middle management, so there's not a pre-established career ladder for that. - Interesting and challenging projects. For real. The amount of data they have to handle pretty much makes it mandatory. - Really active within the community. Several maintained open source projects for non-trivial work, involvement with web standards. - You get a lot of autonomy. If you find something small on your way to fix something, you can just do it, if it's not as small just create a ticket and mention it in the next daily or planning to decide whether it's a priority or not. You need to communicate a lot about what you do, but there's absolutely no micromanagement getting in the way.
I've been here for a relatively short time. This needs to be taken into account to read my review. I haven't found any flaws on the human side yet (I often only noticed those after a longish time, unless the place is an actual mess). So I'll list only a few project management issues and the like. Maybe some culture shock due to working with people across the globe, in the sense of how we communicate and provide feedback. While it's always respectful, sometimes it may feel cold or sugar coated or shy depending on where the person providing the criticism comes from. - Some key products have no clear owners, so fixing them when an issue arises is rather complicated. Some are just one person teams, so when they get PTO or vacation their support comes to a halt unless you're willing to get your hands dirty on code you don't really know. - The company is really picky in terms of skills, so if your team is understaffed it may remain so for longer than you'd wish. It's both a blessing and a curse. - This is not a problem with the company itself, but in any place where people is highly skilled a person with some degree of anxiety may feel their impostor syndrome creep up, at least at first. Let's say, anyone who's "just good" is susceptible to feeling subpar when working with a lot of people who's great in their discipline. It's acknowledged tho, and my manager told me as soon as I got in that everyone freaks out at some point during the first 12 weeks because they feel they're not productive enough, when they're working just as expected for that short time. There's a lot of support. - Considering how important performance is for this company, some projects are lacking in continuous metrics, requiring staging deploys for any evaluation of CPU usage, response time, etc. Those projects have no standardized or automated benchmarks for now.Continue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Messy Internal Situation13 Feb 2021 - Customer Success Manager in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
-Cool office location -Good Snack selection -Good work/life balance, management generally doesn't expect you to work late
-Lack of organizational structure internally -Lack of clarity around the role you're supposed to be doing and how to grow with the company -toxic culture within some business unitsContinue reading
Thank you for sharing your perspective on your time at NextRoll. I am sorry to hear that you had a poor experience in the areas that you did. We do appreciate the feedback and like most companies who are scaling to SaaS, there are growing pains and we take it into consideration as we develop our operating norms and communications. We are always open to hearing additional feedback on your experience, and I encourage you to reach out to me directly to do so if you feel comfortable. - Amy LeBold, EVP, People