NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Great Company!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    Ability to grow from within is great and company culture is top notch. NECAM seems to be growing in the channel segment.

    Cons

    Direct side is in flux. Every 2-3 years they try and re-invent the wheel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get strong Japanese leadership back in the US.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    Good opportunities to work on variety of platforms and applications to round out experience.

    Cons

    Poor strategic direction and long sales cycle make the possibility of long term stability a real problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great people, but floundering executive team & parent company misdirection

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President in Irving, TX

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employees are hardworking and generally act well in teams. Lots of good people at this company. Very good benefits. Salaries in most functions seem competitive to local market.

    Cons

    Executives are struggling to understand how to move the business forward in the US, and the Japanese parent has a lot of control. There is not a well-developed strategy; the company has a revenue goal in mind with no actual plan how to get there. Significant lack of marketing expertise and budget. Many of the products are outdated and not competitive in today's market - which is interesting because the parent company has a lot of innovative new products that could be sold in the US if only there was an actual strategy or marketing plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a documented and articulated strategy. Modify the executive team to incorporate more collaboration, teamwork and strategic thinking (esp. in your Biometrics area). Get a Strategy & Marketing VP (not just "go to market" tactical people). Stand up to your parent company - which you can't do until you have an actual plan (see sentence number 1).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Still here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Minimal Red tape. Good people for the most part, lack of the typical bureaucracy that goes with large corporations.

    Cons

    Minimal growth, lack of direction. Complete unwillingness to take any direction that involves more than a minimal risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a path and stick with it. Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. A company that is struggling to grow

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    Current Contractor - Manager
    Current Contractor - Manager

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, flexible hours, location, great customer service attitude

    Cons

    Lack of growth and opportunities, constant cut backs, salary increases are non-existent, promotions are very scarce and almost all VP levels are outside hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee morals is at an all time low, constant announcements about new VP hires at the same time when we are laying off people is puzzling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    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.

  9. Lack of direction

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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Stressful job

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    My experience at NEC

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

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

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