challenging but comfortable
UI programmer (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 23 June 2018
NeuStar is a great place to work. Although it's a fairly large company with the usual bureaucracy, there's a big effort put in to a good corp culture, and fighting the usual corporate hassles. You're encouraged to set yearly goals and to grow your career (even if it's not in NeuStar). Actually, you're forced to set yearly goals, which I was never good at.
All teams have a daily scrum meeting. You're given a certain amount of freedom to do things your way. Some groups use QA people, for some, we're supposed to write our own tests. It's a backend-oriented company, and most products seem to have an HTTP API. Many of us were allowed to work from home on selected days.
When I was there, there was a ping pong table and foosball was very popular, esp during lunch. In the middle of downtown San Francisco, there's tons of places selling lunch: dumpy mexican places, trucks, and elegant dining experiences.
easy work environment if you do the work. Good pay.
very nerdy and technical - even the marketing people have to understand the technology.