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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

The firm offers a flexible work schedule which helps with work/life balance. There is a good mix of local work and national accounts that provide a variety of work experience. Some recent changes in leadership show promise for the future. The new compensation plan is a great way for employees to understand how their work contributes directly to the company's success and therefore to their ability to receive raises and bonuses more than once a year. The sharing of staff between offices helps to balance the workload. My manager listens when I make requests relating to my career goals.

Cons

The benefits package needs a total overhaul. The new compensation plan is untried and has some details that need to be worked out. The firm's structure doesn't align with other large firms so navigating your path can be confusing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to exit interviews and make changes if necessary. Make note of the other reviews shown on this site and see what changes can be made.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    decent place to blend in

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at NELSON full-time for 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.  

    "Incompetent" doesn't begin to describe this company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NELSON full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Not a single pro that I can think of. It really is that bad. Its simply a horrific mess.

    Cons

    Utterly incompetent senior and mid-level management. CEO & COO have ruined a nice business started and built by the CEO's father.

    COO comes from a wall street type background and after nearly five years still has no clue or understanding of the A/E/C/I business. Possibly the worst communicator I have ever encountered. Thinks business is solely based on metrics. Doesn't comprehend that targets and metrics established by management are virtually unachievable, and what's worse, doesn't care. As long as she meets her performance targets she is set. The thing is, the unachievable targets and metrics she sets for others actually HELP in meeting her targets because the company doesn't have to pay bonuses because of unachieved metrics. The deeper the company's black, the bigger her bonus. See a problem there?

    The CEO is an empty suit and doesn't seem to care because he's in the black (regardless of the shrinking business). They do not understand that healthy growth is the long term key to a successful business. You can shrink the company to get back to profitability, but that short term outlook will kill any company long term. And guess what, they have no plan for organic growth. The company plan is for acquisition of beleaguered firms to gain additional top line revenue while never doing anything to support the newly acquired work.

    It will crater, it's just a matter of when. Certain failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice is pointless. Sr. management are to egotistical and ultimately, thick to follow good advice. History bears this out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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