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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
80 Reviews
3.3
80 Reviews
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NEC Corporation of America President & CEO Shinsuke Takahashi
Shinsuke Takahashi
13 Ratings

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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19 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    i m satisfied here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    great culture and people to work with

    Cons

    work politics can be seen sometimes

  2.  

    Overall ok but would like to see more

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please concentrate in retaining your biggest asset - true hardworking employees.

  3.  

    Lack of direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience at NEC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people who take care of the customers.

    Cons

    Difficult 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Products, difficult sales environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best products out there, always leading edge technology

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Former employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America part-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    More locally-driven business direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fair place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance, good camraraderie

    Cons

    H.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 ManagementAdvice

    Get H.R. on board and pulling the rope in the same direction with the rest of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Loyal Employees, Questionable Business Model

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Camaraderie, OK benefits, NEC Research bragging rights

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace Business Strategy as applicable in American context - not Japanese context.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    NEC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Team! Awesome People! Great Facility and location

    Cons

    No upward mobility to speak of!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and implement career plans!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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