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NELSON Reviews

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

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    • 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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    • 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. Helpful (5)

    "growth -opportunities can make a difference"

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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!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful due to the economic downturn."

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    • 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.


  6. "Sr project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NELSON (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow , opportunities available as company grows

    Cons

    Most training is handled informally


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Expanding company with growing pains"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NELSON full-time

    Pros

    NY office is set up in for a transparent system which allows interaction between colleagues.

    Cons

    No internal advancement in relation to position.
    No bonus or compensation for being over worked or weekends, even when hours exceed 80 in one week.
    Six holidays a year (the day after thanksgiving is a work day).

    Advice to Management

    None.


  8. "NELSON Employment Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NELSON full-time

    Pros

    PTO policy, flexible schedule, innovative and committed to technological adoption

    Cons

    Recent acquisitions and mergers meant many offices in many regions which makes standardization difficult and causes resistance to the overall NELSON mission; health benefits not very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on stability after recent changes


  9. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, sign up process was easy. Did everything in the office.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say regarding Nelson


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NELSON full-time

    Pros

    On air staff was great

    Cons

    Too controlling and zero freedom to build relationships with clients.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Changing Tide...Good things are coming?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There has been a lot of high level change over the past year. While it will take time for that change to grab hold on a large scale, you can already see the benefits. Certain members of the executive team are willing to listen more than in the past. There are growth opportunities in more departments and offices than in the past. Hours and work-life balance are becoming more flexible in many locations - and not only for those at the top.

    Cons

    Too many mergers. There's not enough time to settle in between, or attention paid to legacy employees who continue to put in long hours and lots of effort. There is an unspoken but very clear message that incoming mergers are better and more important than those who have given their career to the firm. There is also an unwillingness to help change the culture from many offices. It's the majority of the employees contributing to the culture problem - not the executive team.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. If you want your people to care and work hard for you, show them that you have their back. Invest time and resources into appreciating the legacy employees in addition to the incoming mergers. And stop avoiding the hard stuff.


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