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Updated Jan 25, 2018

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "It's just OK"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSF International

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Get your job done, no worries!

    Cons

    Disjointed Senior Management... They need to really figure out what their core business is and focus on that! Too much aquisition!

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    NSF International2017-04-11
  2. Helpful (12)

    "You can do so much better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NSF International full-time

    Pros

    The building, facility and amenities are nice. There is flexibility in the work place, which is the reason why many people stay.

    Cons

    Management is tone deaf to the issues facing the company. The Organizational Health Index (OHI) survey was conducted almost 3 years ago. The results were quite negative. Nothing has been implemented to fix any of the issues identified by the survey. The suggested fixes are viewed by non-management to be just going through the motions. Senior management is completely disconnected from the employees. It can't be stated enough how bad the management situation is here.

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    NSF International2018-01-25
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  4. Helpful (7)

    "Can't Fix Their Problems"

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

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

    Pros

    The company offers a very nice work environment for those who work in the corporate office. For those who are not in Ann Arbor, it is 'out of sight, out of mind.'

    Cons

    It is well known and even openly spoken about that most people in the organization do not have confidence in the senior management. They talk about change. But, how can there be any change when that "Change" is being conducted by the people who are the problem??

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    NSF International2016-12-22
  5. Helpful (9)

    "Former 10+ year employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NSF International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Mission to improve public health and safety, benefit package, supportive colleagues, fair compensation, NSF kitchen, nicely maintained facility and garden.

    Cons

    Senior management and CEO are not trustworthy, make decision without fully understanding the consequences to their decisions, and habit of laying off people with experience and seniority. No work life balance - expected to work overtime and disrespectful of approved time-off.

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    NSF International2017-01-05
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Administrative"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NSF International

    Pros

    The company offers excellent benefits packages with multiple package options

    Cons

    Managers would verbally one on one support you, but, would not stand up and do so in writing nor when senior management was present

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    NSF International2016-04-03
  7. Helpful (9)

    "It's just okay"

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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NSF International

    Pros

    Smart people work here. Work life balance is generally acceptable. Great place to get your feet wet.

    Cons

    Many have little to no personality. A lot of back door deals and bad attitudes. Some people get promotions others get constantly overlooked. Those who are well liked and well known move up in the company. Little career development opportunities. Salary not competitive, wage increases are minimal at best. Not much transparency from senior management. Not a fun place to work.

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    NSF International2016-01-11
  8. Helpful (11)

    "Probably the Worst Company I've Worked For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NSF International full-time

    Pros

    Receiving a (small) paycheck and health insurance. Small gym access if you use it, free pop in cafeteria if that's your thing. For the cherry picked employees that are salary, they're able to work from home whenever they feel. It's nice for them, but causes some disconnect in employee relations, as it looks like some are privileged. No mandatory over time.

    Cons

    Overall it's just a terribly ran company, all of the negative reviews were true; there's no formal training, management is poor and dysfunctional, there is NO ROOM for advancement even though it's a lie they tell you in interviews, and the pay is mediocre. NSF states that they believe in promoting from within, but that only happens if someone has buddied up to a manager, they will even hire outside for the company to help out a friend, before hiring a qualified internal applicant, employees get promotions based on friendships, managers have even stated that being social helps you advance at NSF. It's a really shameful system. You will not receive a raise without a promotion, and it's rare that someone gets promoted, out of several hundred US employees, less than 20 received promotions in the past year. They give company wide "merit raises" which don't even equate to a Cost of Living Adjustment raise, their system is laughable. NSF is deemed a "non-profit" company because all of the profits go to senior management, the system is completely unbalanced. I can't even call the pay average, it's low, you're lucky to get a .50 cent raise annually. If you complain to management or HR you get harassed, even though it's stated that they care about their employees and have an "open door" policy. So instead of complaining, many people just leave, the turn over is very high because of this. Managers, HR staff, Accounting Staff, many people that held important positions in the company have quit because of gross mistreatment and dysfunction.

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    NSF International2015-11-24
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great mission and public impact, not the best for career growth."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NSF International full-time

    Pros

    The company has a great mission and rewarding public impact. The amount of paid-time off is nice and there are many enjoyable people to work with.

    Cons

    There are a lot of managers and not enough people doing the actual work. People are often expected to meet deadlines and heavy workloads without adequate staffing and space. NSF is also quick to give up on programs that are not making enough money. It's supposed to be a not-for-profit company but profits and growth are seemingly very important to the senior management. In the laboratory area, there is limited opportunity for career growth. Promotions can be quite difficult to obtain even after sending years earning them.

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    NSF International2014-11-11
  10. "Place for researchers to be!"

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    Semiconductor Device Engineer in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSF International

    Pros

    You get to work on Cutting edge technology, Flexible work hours as long as you complete your work on time, Managers are nice and knowledgeable to work with..

    Cons

    Senior management is not transparent, employees are informed after decision is taken!

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    NSF International2012-03-12
  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great mission, great people. Dictatorship."

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     in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NSF International

    Pros

    Great public mission and NSF does great work in the Water and Food Equipment industries. Middle management and below are chocked full of really competent and good people.

    Cons

    Senior management not grounded in reality. Leadership has a tendency to jump into businesses without appropriate market research, then pull the plug before the business has a chance to gain traction and succeed. Mergers are similar with little or no post merger integration strategy.

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    NSF International2012-02-25

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