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NELSON Overview

Philadelphia, PA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
HOK, Perkins & Will, Gensler
NELSON is a global architecture, design, and consulting services firm. For 40 years, NELSON has been providing our clients with strategic and creative solutions that positively impact their ideas, goals, objectives, and environments. Our integrated service delivery network ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is simple:
Inspire: Spaces should reflect the things, places, and people that motivate us.
Create: Design is about facilitating a process by which businesses and people can achieve their goals.
Transform: Through design, not only can you ... Read more

NELSON Reviews

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John “Ozzie” Nelson, Jr.
17 Ratings
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    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
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    I have been working at NELSON full-time (More than 5 years)


    I play a support role at Nelson so my perspective will be different from a designers view. I personally get the support and feedback needed to do my job well. The technology implementation is some of the best and I feel we have done a decent job since I've been here keeping up with everything. Friendly co-workers/teammates and decent after hour events. Good work-life balance, very flexible work-from-home policy.


    Lack of management support with implementing technology/Revit, or other progressive technologies. Offices are silo's acting independently. Benefits/insurance is not supportive of families, but prohibitive. Culture varies per office, radically in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    Combine studios under a unified umbrella, working on the same platform/standards/technology/culture. Better benefits, we are a large company, should be better. Work on employee retention, way too much turnover, be more attentive to needs of co-workers, learning/training needs and relevance needs, exciting project desires.

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NELSON Interviews



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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NELSON (Philadelphia, PA) in January 2017.


    Applied online through LinkedIn, initial phone screen with a Human Resources representative, followed by two in-person interviews in their corporate headquarters by the hiring manager and marketing team. Offer followed via email.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you go about supporting the marketing coordinators when a member of the design team asks for an unnecessary change to be made to a submission in an unrealistic timeframe?   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • Our Seattle office has several job openings. Want an insider's perspective on what it's like to work there? Check out a view from Seattle!

    A View From Seattle - NELSON blog

    Coffee and espresso is a staple in the diet of our Seattle friends. A morning in the NELSON office isn't complete without a "Cup of Joe" - or two, or three. Home of the first Starbucks location, there are unlimited choices throughout the city to grab some java and head to work.

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