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Nelson Staffing Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Nelson folks were easy to work with (in 3 reviews)

  • Friendly staff, respond fairly quick to questions/emails, medical & dental benefits available, public restrooms, free parking (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits, no sick leave, all the exposure of being a full time employee with none of the protection (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay, no benefits (that one could speak of) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant Temp"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'm working through Nelson as a temp. I originally applied to 3 staffing agencies and Nelson was the only one who called me back. I initiated the first call, with all three, after submitting my resume. After that I was set up for an interview at Nelson. I received my first temp gig within a week and several offers for interviews for temp to hire and direct hire positions throughout the East Bay Area and San Francisco. After a month I was offered a temp to hire position. Granted it's not permanent work but one often needs a job to find a job and overall I feel very good about my experience so far.

    Cons

    As I've stated above I've only been with them a month. The con I'm seeing as a temp to hire is that companies hiring temps can take there time to decide and that can be months even over a year. It's actually in there favor to put it off because they don't have to offer a benefits package, pay unemployment or a 401K. I'm not going to stop looking for permanent work until I get an offer.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Experience Brand Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with!

    Cons

    Company is based in California.

  3. "Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nelson Staffing (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pleasant people and attentive sometimes

    Cons

    Takes awhile to get feedback,

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "ERP Help Desk Clerk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ERP Help Desk Clerk in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - ERP Help Desk Clerk in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The staff are friendly now that they've changed management. They also have multiple accounts lined up for me, meaning they are usually on-the-go all day to find us work.

    Cons

    My only downside is that I can't stay at most of my assignments due to the fact they are short term, which I'm aware of prior to starting them, but the coworkers I meet and/or the work in doing is so enjoyable and fulfilling for me. So inturn, my cons would have to be the hurt or heartbreak from having to miss the many people I meet.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Review of Nelson Staffing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nelson Staffing part-time

    Pros

    The pay is weekly, and there are some good assignments.

    Cons

    They do not have a good benefit package . They could do better.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Sr. Recruiter, Direct Hire Desk"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nelson Staffing (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nelson is a company with a support system built in. While I worked there Iwe were allowed to run your desk without being micro-manged, great VP to work with on the Direct Hire desk. Good team of people to work with at the office.

    Cons

    At the end of the position - it felt like you were expected to fill every job requisition regardless of the quality of the search in order to make the numbers each month. This was due to a change in the Sr. Management at the time. They have since gone back to the methodology that made Nelson staffing the great company it is and always has been.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the expectations real and authentic. Good company to work for.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "I really learned a lot here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nelson Staffing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really did enjoy my time here. There were some great people that I worked with. I would still be working there but for personal reasons I had to relocate to another state.

    I was able to learn a lot about the recruiting world and it really got my foot in the door to this industry.

    Cons

    The management was wonderful just not always available. Since they were so good at what they did they were tasked with so many side projects or given new responsibilities that they were not always readily available if you needed them.

    Advice to Management

    Give the managers a break, rather than piling on more and more on them let them have some time to focus on their team so they do not feel neglected or ignored.

  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ventura, CA

    I worked at Nelson Staffing (More than a year)

    Pros

    Busy successful company learned a lot while there

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind


  9. "Nelson has a great company culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nelson Staffing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company- It is a team focused environment where we have an opportunity to change people's lives all of the time. Great opportunity to learn the staffing industry- Nelson promotes from within. We work very hard in a very fast environment but the Nelson culture is family first and making sure we take some time to have fun as well.

    Cons

    Nelson has treated me very well- our dependent medical coverage is expensive but medical insurance is expensive everywhere


  10. "An exellent employee focused company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Puller in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Order Puller in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work enviroment, great people. Really nice people. Good culture, many oportunities for entry-level emloyees and great training program.

    Cons

    Sometimes Emloyee may feel like they are expendable and there is haevy favoritism there.

    Advice to Management

    Do not underestimateability of your top level leaders.


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