National Board of Medical Examiners
3.2 of 5 13 reviews
www.nbme.org Philadelphia, PA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 15, 2014

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Donald Melnick

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good employers with many rules

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGood pay, professional atmosphere, pleasant offices, excellent benefits

    ConsThe culture is insular with many rules, written and unwritten. It's a complex social and organizational structure that is important to master because key communication and decision making may take place among informal, unofficial gatherings. Many long term employees, some of whom have developed power-bases, loyalties and relationships not listed on any org chart.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace change, transparency, and new ideas.

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

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    Conflicting management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood work life balance. 35 hr/week

    Consconflicting management, no career advancement

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    Great place to work if you want to work hard, deal with some ambiguity and politics but still be comfortable.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExtremely stable, mission focused, great reputation, great employee benefits - smart people.

    ConsSmaller company - limited career growth; decision making is getting better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior management has lost mission focus.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, competitive pay, nice facilities , pension, all the right stuff that should make for a great place to work.

    ConsUsed to be a mission focused organization but has lost focus by bringing in some less than competent corporate cast offs in senior management positions. Bad Six Sigma implementation has made for an unpleasant work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRefocus on mission. Forget jargon and trends and target mission again.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsFew nerds are still at this place due to pension benefits.

    ConsThis is a perfect place to learn politics. If you stay in the game you can continue to work here or you soon find yourself left out. There are people who earned Master's and Phd's in politics while working for this organization. This should be a Pro !

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage and participate in group politics and make sure individuals fail in their career advancement.

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

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    Secured but antiquated

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsReally good pay scale, great benefits and wonderful facility

    ConsNeanderthals in senior management; lack of diversity in leadership; work-life balance can be a problem, depending on your position

    Advice to Senior ManagementModernize

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Having a pension in this day and age makes it difficult to leave here despite a strange political scene.

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Phila, PA

    ProsThe pension... 35 hour work weeks (1 hour lunch), proximity to lots of walkable destinations, free parking garage or transit pass.

    ConsLittle opportunity for growth, old boys' club, shady Human Resources Dept. who thinks you should just be thankful you have a job, recently reworked salary scale which only benefits top management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook to younger/newer people and reward them with opportunities and promotions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A company with a good heart, but that has a LOT of "personalities" vying for attention.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsSmall company with a family feel.
    Very good benefits plan.

    ConsToo many people trying to build their own kingdoms.
    Cooperations means if "you do what he/she says" then you are cooperating.
    The concept of compromise is rare.
    Often aloof senior management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart becoming part of the everyday activity at NBME. Get to know people and let them know who you are. If "there is not enough time" to do this, then this tells you something about the possibility for success in the efforts being undertaken.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for if stability is #1 for you

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    Prosvery stabilized company, no layoffs, people can work there until they retire
    7-hours workday, good balance of work and social life
    great benefits package

    Conslack of professional development opportunities, no career ladder as of now, the HR claims it's in development now
    legacy system/software (Dephi), since it's not a IT shop, it doesn't stay up with the latest technologies, not even close, way behind
    lots of politics within the organizations

    Advice to Senior Managementhelp young talents with their professional development, guide them to reach their career goal

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A fair company that offers job security and opportunity for stead advancement, but not without some cumbersome policies.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    Pros- 35 hour work week
    - Comfortable work environment
    - Location
    - Job security
    - Decent benefits
    - Flexible manager

    Cons- Too much red tape / administrative policies
    - Official policies are inflexible; need to have a supportive / flexible manager
    - Promotion is slow

    Advice to Senior ManagementA more casual office environment and office policies would encourage greater productivity and allow for more employee comfort/satisfaction

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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