NELSON

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NELSON Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
16 Reviews
2.6
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    had a bad work life balance

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    • 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
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Improvement needed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer

    I worked at NELSON full-time

    Pros

    Some good coworkers. The talent of some of the people there is incredible (yet not recognized) Good location, easy commute.

    Cons

    HQ leadership team only cares about the bottom line, not employees (or underlings as they refer to the employees). Local management isn't aware of what's going on right under their noses. Some employees get away with doing nothing, and it brings down the morale of everyone else. Salary was horrible. Worst health insurance ever. Other benefits are inadequate. The amount of pettiness in the office, starting at the top, is out of control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being petty. Reward good hard work appropriately. Stop treating employees like your children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

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

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    • 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hopeless and clueless

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NELSON full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a job and they seem to be willing to hire anyone, even if they do not have the skills that are necessary or required by the job posting.

    Cons

    HQ Management is unorganized, uncaring and treats employees like numbers, not people. The local managers want to be liked by the staff more than they want to be good leaders. Empty promises abound. Little to no support for training, orientation, project staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acting like a true world class design firm rather than pretending to be one. Implement standards and treat employees with respect and maybe they would be less miserable and take the company and the managers more seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

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

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    • 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.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NELSON

    Pros

    Decent insurance and other benefits.
    Good co-workers; an image of hardworking, warm hearted factory workers working for mean, egoistic, factory owners.

    Cons

    Unprofessional organization, poor management, no respect for design, draining energy, no promotions (unless if you are friend with upper management)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a professional workplace consultant to improve corporate culture.

    Doesn't Recommend

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