NEC Corporation of America

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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 74 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

NEC Corporation of America President & CEO Shinsuke Takahashi

Shinsuke Takahashi

(9 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility, good people, reasonable hours, good benefits(in 9 reviews)

  • Company provides decent work environment(in 6 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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    Overall ok but would like to see more

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany dedicated and hard working employees and the environment is nice. The benefits are nice and pay is close to market.

    ConsThere is a lot of churn at all levels especially the worker bees and good hardworking people let go. Instead of process centric this place is person centric which defeats the whole outlook.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease concentrate in retaining your biggest asset - true hardworking employees.

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    Lack of direction

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits are good. Company provides decent work environment. Products are quality and

    ConsPoor management/cronyism. Mandatory taking of vacation days. Can't schedule your own vacations very well based on this

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stressful job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsGood pay- excellent benefits. The worker bees are really good people to work with- vacation time is above average to start and gets better every year of employment. Excellent severance package if you are employed for over 5 years.

    ConsZero job security-high stress levels due to over working of certain groups.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain talent based on value of the work provided. Too often we see less educated people with lower salaries retained over higher paid but better qualified workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience at NEC

    Sales Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people who take care of the customers.

    ConsDifficult internal processes. No internal cohesion, teaming. All that is left to the individuals and if they are benevolent enough to help. Service personnel sticks together and helps one another. Others don't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement of personnel who support customers understand the business. Doesn't seem like other management does. With all the layoffs when Sales doesn't make their numbers, everyone is swamped (+50 hours/week) because work is just handed to employees who are left. This doesn't foster a good culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Products, difficult sales environment.

    Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsBest products out there, always leading edge technology

    ConsEngineering support is limited, corporate contract admin is "difficult" to work with.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Former employee

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany very dedicated employees who work hard to help the company succeed.
    The work environment is friendly. In general, colleagues are helpful and supportive.

    ConsThere was a frequent churn at top-management level as executives rotate from/to Japan within a few years.
    The company's strategy and operations are largely dictated from Japan.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore locally-driven business direction

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsExcellent health insurance, good camraraderie

    ConsH.R. is totally clueless and useless. They provide no services (everything is outsourced to a 3rd party company), and seem to live in a dreamworld. Constant bombardment of requests to take CYA harassment and ethics classes. Merit review system is a joke and only serves as a lead weight around employee's necks. Does anybody care if any work gets done?

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet H.R. on board and pulling the rope in the same direction with the rest of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Loyal Employees, Questionable Business Model

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsGood Camaraderie, OK benefits, NEC Research bragging rights

    ConsBusiness model needs to be re-invented - losing relevance in the current market

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace Business Strategy as applicable in American context - not Japanese context.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    NEC

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsGreat Team! Awesome People! Great Facility and location

    ConsNo upward mobility to speak of!

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop and implement career plans!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Management continues to hinder success

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsLarge company, with lots of opportunity to transfer and work in different areas.
    Excellent insurance and other benefits.
    Fitness-workout center available.

    ConsPoor management keeps NECAM from achieving success.
    Too many management members sent by the Japan parent (and rotated frequently).
    American management is mostly weak, defers to the Japan management.
    Too top-heavy with executive management.
    Constant re-organizations, including layoffs of experienced, dedicated employees, and constant inflow of new management who is unfamiliar with NECAM's business.
    Too much money spent on outside consultants.
    Too much focus on short-term goals at the expense of long-term success.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on the long-term, and realize that companies can never be successful unless they recognize their most important assets are their people, and act accordingly.

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