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NELSON Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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John “Ozzie” Nelson, Jr.
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  1. "Good Experience at Nelson Chicago"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architectural Job Captain in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Architectural Job Captain in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NELSON full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They trust their employees in terms of when you come in or out, if you do your job they are not watching your every move. Half day Friday all year! Management is very good.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Post opportunities of work from within.


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Job Captain in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Job Captain in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company, Career, potential growth, excellent team

    Cons

    New office, so just trying to get started


  3. "Senior Interior Designer/ Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Interior Designer/Project Manager in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Interior Designer/Project Manager in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NELSON (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team members to work with

    Cons

    Poor management; no transparency, poor benefits, no bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to lead, have integrity and accountability


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  5. "Occupancy Manager / Space manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NELSON full-time

    Pros

    Very fastest growing company. Family oriented

    Cons

    Salary increment is not match with cost of inflation

    Advice to Management

    Must give raise to keep up good staff


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NELSON full-time

    Pros

    High degree of project variety

    Cons

    Leadership is unfocused and confusing at times

    Advice to Management

    Get the the infrastructure right


  7. Helpful (5)

    "growth -opportunities can make a difference"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ambitious growth oriented company with recent great diversification of skills, talent, geographic coverage.

    Cons

    With growth through mergers comes change- allow enough time to balance and time to rebalance with the growth

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the accomplishments of a talented hard working team(s) in a very compeitive environment for work and talent - celebrate the good!


  8. Helpful (7)

    "decent place to blend in"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NELSON full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the hours are not as bad as Architeture with a capital A firms. Benefits are decent, good work from home and work/life balance options if you have status

    Cons

    Pay isn't great and it is impossible to get raises. The level of design is lacking - bread and butter jobs are OK, but not mixed with enough "fun" clients. It's a big firm but feels "mom and pop" in a bad way as the nickel and dime everything - holiday party was cancelled because it was "too expensive".

    Advice to Management

    Stop "re-focusing" and just focus on your employees and building design credibility.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful due to the economic downturn."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    A company that did excellent work that you would be proud to have your name associated with it.

    Cons

    Stability based on the real estate market to a certain degree.

    Advice to Management

    Company should pay attention to the persons doing the work and not the ones talking the loudest.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Variety of experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Variety of Work

    Cons

    Hit hard by downturned economy


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Decent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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



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