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NELSON Designer Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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  1. "okay"

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    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NELSON full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly people, can learn alot

    Cons

    no place for growth at all

    Advice to Management

    pay fair and reward employees more


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere when I was working there, good in office senior management and team leaders always willing to help out if you have a problem

    Cons

    when i was working here, the only thing that bothered me was how corporate HQ (in PA) handled the company. They were more worried about small useless things such as rebranding the company logo and the organizational structure chart. CEO inherited company I believe and during the recession dropped the ball. Not sure how this company is doing anymore, but when I left due to "restructuring" more than half the office was gone and plenty of desks were open.

    Advice to Management

    HQ they need to get their act together and do a better job of marketing the strengths of the company's services to prospective clients rather than worry about ridiculous logo rebranding and organizational charts that took over 6 months to DRAFT

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Don't Work Here"

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    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Management doesn't know whats going on, easy to get by without doing much
    Decent health insurance and other benefits, nothing extraordinary

    Cons

    No respect of employees
    Constant switching of employees and hours
    No respect for Design Integrity
    Very poor upper management - CEO is a joke

    Advice to Management

    The best thing management can do is quit or get fired. Honestly, just give up. They also need to stop pretending the firm is actually about architecture.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Improvement needed"

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    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer

    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 Management

    Compensation and salaries should be more competitive, more effort to expand business in different sectors such as retail and hospitality.