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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    decent place to blend in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at NELSON full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the hours are not as bad as Architeture with a capital A firms. Benefits are decent, good work from home and work/life balance options if you have status

    Cons

    Pay isn't great and it is impossible to get raises. The level of design is lacking - bread and butter jobs are OK, but not mixed with enough "fun" clients. It's a big firm but feels "mom and pop" in a bad way as the nickel and dime everything - holiday party was cancelled because it was "too expensive".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop "re-focusing" and just focus on your employees and building design credibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Variety of experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at NELSON

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Variety of Work

    Cons

    Hit hard by downturned economy

    Recommends
  3.  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at NELSON

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere when I was working there, good in office senior management and team leaders always willing to help out if you have a problem

    Cons

    when i was working here, the only thing that bothered me was how corporate HQ (in PA) handled the company. They were more worried about small useless things such as rebranding the company logo and the organizational structure chart. CEO inherited company I believe and during the recession dropped the ball. Not sure how this company is doing anymore, but when I left due to "restructuring" more than half the office was gone and plenty of desks were open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HQ they need to get their act together and do a better job of marketing the strengths of the company's services to prospective clients rather than worry about ridiculous logo rebranding and organizational charts that took over 6 months to DRAFT

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    had a bad work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at NELSON full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    get some experience in market research. in especially industry

    Cons

    cannot balance well between work and life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    A lot of opportunity and learning experiences but also a very bipolar overall organization.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NELSON full-time

    Pros

    Every office is different, but the leadership in our local office is tremendous. The organization is large enough so that there are some nice systematic features. Due to local leadership the work/life balance is very good and the overall experience is quite good.

    Cons

    NELSON is like a sports team that is always rebuilding. They constantly shift direction and drift toward the newest big idea without having any real focused, meaningful, and specific core values. It's a lot of 'Corporate-speak' without much in the way of actual content and very little backing up words with actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be real . . . be human. Don't treat people like numbers . . . treat them like individuals and understand that a company is the sum of it's parts. Understand that leadership isn't just a title but that it's actually doing what you say you will, ironically a NELSON core value that is rarely followed within the actual organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Standard work experience, nothing exceptional to feel the need to stay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer

    I have been working at NELSON

    Pros

    Helpful team, respect for employees and good work ethics. There is flow of work within various offices which helps in employee communication and networking.

    Cons

    Promotions and reviews are very laid back, there is a lack in employee recognition and compensation effort, the work is standard and don't get much opportunity to be creative at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation and salaries should be more competitive, more effort to expand business in different sectors such as retail and hospitality.

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