NELSON
2.5 of 5 16 reviews
www.nelsononline.com Philadelphia, PA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Dec 11, 2013

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John “Ozzie” Nelson, Jr.

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36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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decent place to blend in

Project Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Prosthe 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

ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementStop "re-focusing" and just focus on your employees and building design credibility.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Variety of experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

I have been working at NELSON

ProsWork Life Balance
Variety of Work

ConsHit hard by downturned economy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to work

Designer (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at NELSON

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

Conswhen 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 Senior ManagementHQ 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

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

Prosget some experience in market research. in especially industry

Conscannot balance well between work and life.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NELSON full-time

ProsEvery 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.

ConsNELSON 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Designer (Current Employee)

I have been working at NELSON

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

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

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