NEC Corporation of America

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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated May 28, 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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    The good and the bad

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat people and some really dedicated to doing a good job.

    ConsLack of processes, lack of clearly identified responsible parties, many changes at the top, many changes in direction, corporate hides behind voicemail, treats the field like a customer they don't want to deal with, heavy in management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long time former employee

    IT Manager (Former Employee) Roseville, CA

    ProsFlexibility, good people, reasonable hours, good benefits. I was fortunate enough to have wonderful managers throughout my 15 year career there. I was given many opportunities to work in different positions and was allowed to work a reduced (30 hour) schedule my last 3 years there.

    ConsNot much room for promotion, company earnings very unstable so constant threat of layoffs. Raises were rare as were bonuses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Executive

    Account Executive (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThere is no cap on the amount of money you can make as a salesperson.

    ConsThe telecom industry is mature and NEC has not re-invented itself. Recurrent layoffs has become more regular.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery flat reporting structure, with freedom of action if you are meeting goals. Good general comp packages and excellent benefits, including support for those who get laid off.

    ConsGoals and assignments often seem arbitrary, and as others mention there is little relationship between sales and marketing. Upward mobility is limited, particularly if you are not in the corporate office.

    Channel is also a big problem, with a reliance on partners that are outdated and unwilling to sell new product in certain markets. Worst problem overall is a lack of branding coupled with a product development cycle that seems disconnected from future vision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the field, and do a better job of understanding the movement of your key verticals. Get the word out, and don't let individual customers "drive the bus" on product. In short, stop flailing and create focus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Best Of Times...The Worst of Times

    Field Operations - Management (Current Employee)

    ProsThe autonomy and latitude to make decisions without endless approvals. The ability and technology to work from home or remote office, combined with a very good compensation package and a solid core of employees that care about the direction and success of the company.

    ConsUnfocused product direction and bizzare sales strategy, particularly as related to the enterprise technology (telecommunications) division. This sometimes creates the square peg/round hole effect and leads to marketing efforts seemingly in direct competition with the NEC brand.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't try to be all things to all people; doing so only dilutes marketing, technical and development talent. Brand loyalty is based equally on relationships and a solid platform. Pay attention to the three letters on the building...NEC

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for if you want to truly understand how the Corporate America environment works.

    Various Accounting and Operations (Former Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsAbove average benefits, some departments have good managers

    ConsExtremely political, inefficient back office processes

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the (non-management) employee ideas, and frustrations more in order to implement positive changes for both employee morale and customer service. Sales can bring in customer's all day long, but if you aren't following through the entire customer experience on the same page (from sales to corporate back office support), the customer will go elsewhere next time as well as present negative comments to other potential customers when discussing their experience with the company.

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

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    Excellent Company overall, refocusing on short term

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCustomer-centric atitude, engineering driven. Have the werewithal to acquire and keep new customers and markets if the business case is there.

    ConsUntil recently, US was a stopping point on the road to greatness in Tokyo. Also, US market is small fraction of global sales, resulting in lagging product when redesign is needed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    NEC, Irving, TX Great company!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsI really enjoyed working at NEC!! Very laid back environment/culture!

    Company has an onsite cafe and gym.

    ConsHard to move up or get promotions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall, good company culture

    Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGood company culture. Decent employee benefits. Potential to grow within the company is higher than others I would think. I got promoted twice in the same department.

    ConsWeak sales. They don't bring enough clients for us to work on. They don't have enough professional training systems established except HR training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good money. Job security.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStability. Good pay. Decently up to date technology.

    ConsSmall cliquey environment. You can only get so far unless you become good friends with who matters.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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