Nielsen-Kellerman Named a Top Workplace of 2013 for Second Consecutive Year

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Nielsen-Kellerman is named one of the best companies to work for in the Philadelphia region by Top Workplaces Program for the second consecutive year.

NK is a workplace built on the contributions of good employees and I sincerely believe that senior management wholeheartedly invests in NK employees.

The survey results are in again! Do you work for one of Philly’s “Top Workplaces 2013”? You do if you work for Nielsen-Kellerman (NK), an American company that designs, manufactures and distributes rugged, waterproof environmental and sports performance instruments for active lifestyles and technical applications, located in Boothwyn, Pa. NK has recently been listed as one of the “Top Workplaces 2013” by WorkplaceDynamics LLP, an organization enlisted by The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and to poll employees about their workplace satisfaction.

This year’s survey polled more than 26,000 respondents, covering key areas of employee satisfaction related to workplace conditions, career opportunities, management, pay and benefits. One anonymous respondent commented, “NK is a workplace built on the contributions of good employees and I sincerely believe that senior management wholeheartedly invests in NK employees.” Another respondent found that “the ability to make positive change without any obstructions, the ability to allow the workforce to learn new things in a collaborative environment” were the most meaningful aspects of working at NK.

Results of the survey compiled a clear view of how employees felt about their workplaces and whether they were likely to remain with their companies. In this year’s survey, NK ranked among the 45 best small companies to work for in the Philadelphia region for its second consecutive year.

With more than 80 current employees, NK was established in 1978 by Richard Kellerman and Paul Nielsen who devised a rowing product known as the Cox Box® that simplifies the coxswain’s many jobs and ensures the crew can hear every call. Now, with an ever-growing staff and product line, some of the business practices that led NK to the top of the workplace survey include the organization’s focus on employing Lean manufacturing tools to develop and empower its workforce, its commitment to US manufacturing and jobs, and its dedication to environmental stewardship and giving back to the community. Employees at NK are continually encouraged to help find ways to make their jobs and NK products and services better.

Nielsen-Kellerman designs, manufactures and distributes waterproof instruments for active lifestyles and technical applications across three brands: Kestrel® Weather & Environmental Meters, NK electronics for the sport of rowing and Blue Ocean® Rugged Audio. For more than 30 years, NK has been known worldwide for its waterproof speed measurement, timing and audio systems for competitive rowers. NK's Kestrel Weather division has been researching, developing and manufacturing technically advanced portable weather instruments for more than 15 years and owns multiple patents on their unique features. In 2011, NK added Blue Ocean® Rugged Megaphones and portable PA systems. NK is an American company that is committed to understanding what our customer truly needs and values, and then designing and building the highest-quality solution. NK's tight-knit employee team works together on the whole cycle from product idea and research to design to building to shipping.

-Know Your Conditions-

For more information, contact Carrie Capili at 610-447-1555 x219, ccapili(at)nkhome(dot)com, or visit

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