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Practice Manager (Current Employee) –  RemoteJune 25, 2018
It is wonderful to have the ability to work remote, and learn from numerous projects. There are some challenges with management and lack of communication between areas of the company
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Operations
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIJune 8, 2018
NSF has continued to grow at the Ann Arbor location resulting in growth opportunities for internal as well as external candidates. As the company has grown it has struggled advancing business approaches, IT solutions and management strategies to match this growth.
Pros
flexible schedule, opportunities to learn and advance
Cons
continuously adding tasks and responsibilities, compensation
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Great
Consultant of Food Science and Food Safety (Former Employee) –  MichiganJune 6, 2018
Entrepreneurial. Fun. Exstensive. Subject matter driven, Focused and vey very r=Rewardsing. Great. Really Impressive Great work balance. high salary.
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Bait-and-switch
Technician (Current Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIMay 31, 2018
NSF international likes to present an idealized picture of what the company and job are like when you are new or a temp. They quickly pull the rug out from underneath you and before you know it you're trapped. They make many promises that are either lies, or are attached to a slew of conditions perviously kept secret from you.

No diversity.

If you're working in the labs, you have a toss up if you'll be respected and paid competitively. The cubicles or "carpet land" positions make all the money.

Don't believe for a second this place cares about public health or being a not-for-profit. Our monthly lab meetings only talk about making more money.

Lastly, you will not be recognized for your efforts. Your managers will be. And you will have so many managers, you won't know how to handle it.
Pros
Lunchroom, some co-workers
Cons
Everyone will cut you down to get ahead, they set you up to fail so you can't be promoted or get a raise, they hire new people with less experience in positions above you
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NSF has pros and cons
Audit Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIApril 26, 2018
Helped with career advancement, pays for training/school. There are times when its very busy and may work extra hours, but typically calms down. Ebbs and flows. There are some people in upper management that do not know how to manage. Some have been there since NSF was a much smaller company. Now that its grown exponentially they may not be as good of a fit.
Pros
Flexibility, cafeteria
Cons
Some issues with upper management
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Learning
Global Benefits & Compensation Manager (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIApril 11, 2018
NSF has a culture of learning and development. This is a company that allows you to step into big shoes and show them what you have. There are many training and development programs to help employees prepare for the next step.
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Highly educated and professional staff
Technical Reviewer (Current Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIFebruary 14, 2018
The main campus is a well laid out structure, and is very accommodating.

NSF recruits highly regarded professional people in various areas of business.
Pros
Free Pop
Cons
No Cons
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Fun place to work
Food Safety Auditor/Specialist (Current Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIJanuary 5, 2018
It's very fun and relaxed job. A lot of travel time in different countries. Be prepared to travel wherever your job takes you. I have fun travelling through out asia.
Pros
Travel
Cons
N/a
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good starter job in a lab
Technician (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIJanuary 1, 2018
Disclaimer: I know people who worked in other departments whose experiences were completely opposite of mine (for the better).


Management are disconnected from the lab, training was never a priority, my department was severely underpaid compared to the rest of the company. Management did not ensure that conditions were consistent for all employees, there were many times where there seemed to be double standards.

PTO time is generous, but no sick days means that if you get sick, no vacation. My department required holiday backups to work a full shift, even though necessary work would usually total less than 2 hours. Plus, managers never seemed to participate in holiday coverage.

Overall, the company has potential, just needs better direction.
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nice place to work
Laboratory Senior Technician (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MINovember 30, 2017
The building is beautiful and so are many of the people that work here. There is a pride in the facility as well as the work that is conducted here. I was a pleasure to work there and I would return if the right opportunity presented itself.
Pros
nice building and ammenities
Cons
really big parking lot with lots of stairs
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Great Job for Travel
Auditor, Retail Food Services (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MINovember 8, 2017
The auditor position is a great way to travel and get to see different parts of the country. It also allows you to work with several different clients which gives insight into corporate food safety programs.
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Sweat shop
Sr. Developer/Tech Lead (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIOctober 22, 2017
Company loves try and buy type of employees. Management does not know what they want. Management does not have any time to spend with new employees and expects miracle.
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Lack of Advancment
Corporate Key Accounts Manager (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIOctober 8, 2017
This particular company is honestly good for gaining experience. The lack of growth and advancement is unbelievable. Additionally, the life work balance is poor.
Pros
401 K, Pto, Insurance, Good Experience
Cons
Lack of Growth, Poor Management
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Not bad for an out of college job
Technician (Current Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MISeptember 26, 2017
Not the best place to work but good as a starter job. I wouldn't recommended working here as a career. Lack of responsibility and respect from management.
Pros
Can be flexible
Cons
management is terrible
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Not Recommended for Employment
Chemist (Current Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MI 48105September 24, 2017
Low pay/no room for advancement, employees are not valued by senior management, cut throat culture. ...................................................
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International experience was a plus
Global Lean Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MISeptember 13, 2017
I worked with several international locations which was an excellent experience. Learning and gaining a better understanding of different cultures. The training that was developed and processes that were developed were in multiple languages.
Pros
International experience
Cons
Time zones
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3.0
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A growing company
Quality Specialist (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MI 48105August 14, 2017
NSF International is a nice company to work for with good benefits. It was a nice place to work for. They were undergoing lots of changes and adjustments because of their growth.
Pros
Benefits, Holiday Parties, Vacation time
Cons
Growing too fast and not hiring to keep up.
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Not a good place for go getters
Manager (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIJune 19, 2017
A very bureaucratic organization lacking strong management. The status quo is expected to be maintained. They will tell you they need your help to change the culture then forbid you from doing anything new.
Pros
Free pop
Cons
Management hires their unqualified friends in crucial roles and punishes any pushback in the ranks
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It could be so much better
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIJune 9, 2017
NSF management operates in a vacuum. Employees are unable to be effective because pro activity is generally met with blindsided disclosure. There are some amazingly talented and intelligent people who work here, but they aren't necessarily in the right positions. Nepotism stifles most opportunities for upward mobility. The ceiling is low for most
Pros
free soda
Cons
a lot
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Not-for-profit public health company that is all about the "benjamin's"
Food Safety and Occupational Safety Auditor (Former Employee) –  MassachusettsFebruary 22, 2017
Worked in the auditing field for NSF in the Northeast for 5 years. Learned a great deal about food safety - although, not thru NSF but the clients in which the audits were conducted for. NSF believes in their promotion of public health aspects, but truth be told the company is all about profit. Remember, NSF states that they are a not-for-profit entity..they sure do fool a lot of people..and get away with it! I did have many memorable times with some of the other auditing team members, but management in Ann Arbor were a bunch of cut-throats with poor food safety skills and even poorer people skills. If you decide to be with this company..take my advice..get in and get out!
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Long hours, poor culture, poor management, profit hungry environment
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