A mixed bag...[slowly drifting into unmitigated dysfunction]
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Ipswich, MA – October 8, 2014
NEB's employee compensation/benefits package is probably one of the best in the industry and the main reason why employee turnover is extremely low.
As a result, most employees have become too entrenched in their roles, inflexible, secretive and territorial, but also more complacent over time and more reluctant to change, and clearly more concerned about quarterly sales than about science and innovation.
In addition, projects are assigned and promotions decided more on the basis of the employees' personal connections than on their qualifications, so most of the managerial positions are now occupied by persons of questionable credentials that are clearly unable to lead.
All that has created a climate of intellectual stagnation and now that the company is faced with considerable competition, the upper management does not seem to know how to address the situation.
Additionally there has been a lot of dishonesty and unethical behavior, in addition to the nepotism, in upper and middle management which in turn has elicits mistrust from the rest of the employees.
In short, if money is that important to you, you should consider employment there.
If career advancement, professional fulfillment and a cooperative environment are your priorities, look elsewhere.
Great compensation package.
Dysfunctional atmosphere. Hostility. Poor ethics. Not very good science..