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NSF International Reviews

Updated Feb 2, 2020

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2.9
66%
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46%
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NSF International President Kevan P Lawlor (no image)
Kevan P Lawlor
88 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "NSF has pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Audit Team Leader in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSF International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, flexible schedule, cafeteria

    Cons

    Some of the upper management do not know how to manage or support their teams.

    NSF International2018-04-26
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company Overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at NSF International full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good holiday party, good work environment.

    Cons

    Large focus on profit for a non-profit organization. Large, impacting decisions are often made on a whim by 1 or 2 individuals.

    NSF International2018-04-16
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great mission, mixed execution"

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

    I have been working at NSF International full-time

    Pros

    Good public health mission

    Cons

    emphasis on revenue over mission

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    NSF International2018-04-06
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Only if you absolutely need a job"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance Technician in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NSF International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits (PTO and insurance) are generous.

    Cons

    Middle management is woefully inept. Upper management rarely knows what their people are actually doing.

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    NSF International2018-04-05
  5. Helpful (11)

    "Missing the mark - "Non-profit"; "Commitment to Public Health""

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    Current Employee - Microbiologist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSF International full-time

    Pros

    -Free coffee and cafeteria drinks -Free cake once a month to celebrate birthdays -Large holiday party with (taxed) prize give away -Management seems approachable and positive (sometimes.)

    Cons

    -Non competitive pay -Unequal pay between departments -Basic benefits at best. NO SICK DAYS!! (Where's the commitment to public health?) -Management plays favorites, and doesn't even try to conceal the nepotism. -No promotions within. External applicants consistently chosen. -Lab staff treated like peasants and paid very poorly. -Janitors, as well as other positions requiring only a high school diploma, compensated better than the entire lab staff with bachelor's and master's degrees. -In some cases, co-workers will do whatever it takes to climb the ranks. I've seen the same three employees get 4 people fired since November. (5 months) These three were also promoted in secrecy.

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    NSF International2018-03-23
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Trust me, don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Coffee, Nice Paved Parking Lot, Wonderfully designed Offices, Christmas Parties, Nice PTO.

    Cons

    This is an organization that will literally play favorites even if your performance is better or on par with others. It's an organization does not pay competively. Which would make sense for a non for profit, but it sure acts like a for profit. There is no growth. Take a position here if you really need experience and might be struggling to find opportunities out there. Staff development is weak, training is weak, the internal structure is weak. The communicative and administrative structure is broken due to internal processes that are inconsistent and confusing. The culture needs help.

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    NSF International2018-03-13
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Technical Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NSF International full-time

    Pros

    Lofty purpose (non-profit, public health); very flexible for working remotely

    Cons

    For being "non-profit" management sure places a huge emphasis on profit! The company is very silo-ed into divisions, and no one knows what anyone else is doing, with fierce competition between groups. They are trying a "culture change" effort currently, lengthy efforts involving teams and trying to get people to behave more cooperatively.

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    NSF International2018-02-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NSF International full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, tons of educational and professional resources, great benefits and wonderful co-workers!

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement.

    NSF International2018-01-23
  9. Helpful (4)

    "The people are great, but..."

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

    I have been working at NSF International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great to work with and the work itself is mildly interesting. Many knowledgeable individuals that are very hard-working. Great entry level job for experience right out of college or while in college.

    Cons

    The pay is too low for the expected amount of work. The supervisors are unaware of what is occurring within the lab and decisions are being made without consulting those directly affected. Not conducive if you have a family due to their constant lack of compromise when it comes to shifting schedules. Consequences regarding tardiness are not consistent, leading to discontented employees. No recognition for those that go above and beyond their expected workload and job title. No known consequences for those who cannot perform their job adequately after nearly a year as well as some with many years of experience. Promotion within the company above a certain level is nearly impossible due to external hire being preferred.

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    NSF International2018-01-16
  10. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSF International full-time

    Pros

    Great for beginner career. Good experience builder.

    Cons

    Sometimes things move slow, not a lot of prospects.

    NSF International2018-01-16

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