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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
80 Reviews
3.3
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NEC Corporation of America President & CEO Shinsuke Takahashi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits & competitive salary (in 10 reviews)

  • Decent place to work, good work life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Japanese management turnover, little 'skin in the game' before rotated out (in 4 reviews)

  • Most of upper management is based in Japan which makes it difficult to explain the U (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Siloed Thinking that inhibits productivity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Irving, TX

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was paid for a least 1 year to train others to replace me. Great Benefits. So much vacation time, there's no way to use it all.

    Cons

    Direct sales competes with Channel. Each knows nothing about each other when the current competitive model is to sell product 90% through channel. 6 quarters of firings each quarter puts everyone on edge. Employees are constantly preparing on a quarterly basis to lose their jobs on the Direct side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive Channel sales with direct team members. Get rid of the archaic ordering and accounting systems that require 4 people to touch one order. In this day and age of click to order, this complicated data entry for each sale is ridiculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware, No Direction and significant layoffs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Irving, TX

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health Benefits and Severance packages

    Cons

    Non Japanese Executive management is only focused on themselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    nightmare

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was a virtual employee and did not have to slog away in an office daily. It was the right opportunity at the right time, although I never felt that as a division we were "firing on all 8 cylinders"

    Cons

    VERY interesting working for pseudo American/Japanese management styles. In reality it appeared the US has no teeth and is a puppet for Japan. It always appeared to be the US was a "training ground" for under-qualified Asian employees to spend a couple years state-side then return to their homeland. While there were some really good people there, the majority of the time I felt surrounded by lazy incompetence (try getting a succinct straight answer from a product manager, or getting support to actually engage). After almost a year a new GM was appointed and his act of returning the division to anything close to profitability was to cut 80% of the sales and engineering force (revenue generating field folks, and in fairness many of those cuts were dead weight anyway), however they were never replaced - and they missed the mark with the remaining incompetence that seemed to be on sabbatical from Japan! After a year and a half of continual management berating I basically asked to be fired - wastn going to quit, FIRE ME. (That finally happened last year). Im quite sure Ill never be eligible as a re-hire though. I found my experience to be rocky and unsatisfying professionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff, don't just hear them, listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very limited scope for personal growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    Exposure to Japanese culture and way of doing business

    Cons

    Worst HR department, Management lacks clear sense of direction. US strategy dictated by Japanese parent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the place to be if you're looking for a future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    Like my immediate manager and co-workers

    Cons

    Japanese management
    No North American strategy
    Constant cost cutting
    View employees as a necessary evil and they're working hard to change the 'necessary' part

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to Japan!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Talented and focused employees with under qualified mgmt

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    Highly qualified and talented engineers with high quality deliverable products.
    Company has plenty of room for growth within most business units.

    Cons

    Repeated failures by Japanese mgmt continues.
    With repeated failures good management would find the root cause instead of addressing symptoms such as something as simply as Director level resources lacking a college degrees or proper grammar and writing skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the qualifications and backgrounds of Directors. Survey resources under the management member to get a understanding of leadership and knowledge capabilities. NEC cannot afford to have management members placed into leadership positions who received position by politics or who instead of what they know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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