NRC (National Research Corporation)

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REALLY corporate environment, low pay, free beer on Fridays, lack of transparency in executives

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Lincoln, NE
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Lincoln, NE

I worked at NRC (National Research Corporation) full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great work environment (besides Big Brother) - NRC mainly employees the "fresh-out-of-college" crowd so a majority of the associates are in their mid-twenties. They always have 2 beers on tap in the breakroom, which makes for a fun Friday afternoon "Beer:30" session with colleagues from different departments.

If you're really good at outside sales, you can make six figures in a few years.

Cons

An obvious "corporate" structure where entry-level associates benefit not by intelligence, but by their willingness to brown nose the higher-ups. Everything about the NRC entry-level sales program screams "entry-level" so if you are a recent college grad who is outgoing and looking for a low-paying, no experience needed opportunity (and happen to be in the Lincoln area), look no further.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take time to truly appreciate your associates. Treat associates like people more so than numbers.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Non-conducive to a work/life balance.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at NRC (National Research Corporation) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company fully pays benefits and holds annual reviews. They have good corporate communication and community involvement. The company is growing at a fast pace and has a positive reputation within the industry.

    Cons

    This company does not have a good work/life balance. Average work weeks are 60-70 hours with no real reprieve. Much focus is put on 'Error-tracking' rather than positively reinforcing successes. The culture is sales-centric with little to no recognition for the relationship, client facing or service side. Wellness assistance is also not provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management needs to listen to employees. They need to staff adequately to contribute to better work/life balances.
    Recognize relationship and service staff, rather than solely sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This was one of the best jobs I have ever had.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at NRC (National Research Corporation) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In most shops, business and technical requirements and project management are noticeably absent. Not at NRC. The software engineering section had one of the best teams I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Middle management doesn't provide as much information to the staff as they should. Some of the sales team make promises that cannot be delivered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to input from the bottom of the org chart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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