Compare NSF vs NSF International BETA

See how NSF International vs. NSF compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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NSF

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NSF International

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 102 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 180 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
2.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
NSF Ceo France A. Córdova
100%
100%France A. Córdova
CEO Approval
NSF International Ceo Kevan P Lawlor
46%
46%Kevan P Lawlor
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
% Recommend to a friend
66%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
65%
Positive Business Outlook
48%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Program Director11 Salaries
$170,148/yr
Science Assistant10 Salaries
$59,756/yr
NSF Graduate Research Fellow7 Salaries
$35,367/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager11 Salaries
$55,809/yr
Intern2 Salaries
$16/hr
Chemist4 Salaries
$58,184/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 9 reviews)
"Telework"(in 9 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 15 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Career path"(in 5 reviews)
"No one"(in 5 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 12 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 10 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst

I have been working at NSF full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Flexitime, reliable technical and administrative support, excellent telework options (up to three days per week in most offices, with the option to use your government computer or your own computer... through VDI), good location, good cafeteria, small but nice gym, new building, excellent telepresence options. Most divisions strongly support employee development.

Cons

Usual federal limitations. Low pay for the work compared to comparable jobs at private employers in the area. Frequent threat of government shutdowns. Divisions tend to be insular, with admin staff... getting minimal exposure to the people, programs, and processes in other parts of the agency and program staff exposure largely revolving around overlapping programs rather than intersecting fields beyond program overlap.

Advice to Management

Action needed to increase collaboration within the foundation and help staff share best practices and lessons learned that are unique to the foundation (existing employee development programs do tend... to keep us current within our fields beyond the scope of the foundation, thankfully). Members of the SES in certain divisions, especially outside the original directorates, need more respect for subordinates and better cultural awareness to commentary inappropriate for the workplace.

"Good company"Nov 26, 2019

Former Employee - Technician

I worked at NSF International full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Room for growth and advancement, fair benefits

Cons

Can be highly demanding, at times management does not seem to ally with entry level employees

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