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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
76 Reviews

3.5
76 Reviews
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NEC Corporation of America President & CEO Shinsuke Takahashi
Shinsuke Takahashi
10 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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  1.  

    Great people, great facilities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I love the diversity in this company! I had many Japanese, Korean, and Indian friends.
    The facility had a decent gym and great cafeteria with several healthy and not so healthy choices.
    There's a recently finished courtyard for walking, and plenty of space in the parking garage.
    Management was always looking for new improvement projects so there were numerous opportunities to build new skills. They had a large IT department, and I always got the feeling the company was focused on remaining cutting-edge, not reactionary.

    Cons

    While the US executive staff seemed focused and caring, I didn't get the same feeling about the management in Japan. It seemed they didn't always care what allowed the best synergy with their subsidiaries, and they didn't seem interested in changing to a more streamlined yet more insightful reporting tool. So there was a lot of extra work putting the same financial information into different fields and formats. This caused more than a few late nights for the reworks, but definitely not enough to make me want to leave. I would probably still work there if I didn't have to move.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good benefits & competitive salary

    Cons

    Need to travel & no career growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    overall good company to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, get 20 days vacation, relax work environment

    Cons

    Limit opportunity, there are few people for each position

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  5.  

    Challenging but fulfilling, with great people to work with and great products.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, dedicated employees, great benefits, good facility.

    Cons

    Japanese management turnover, little 'skin in the game' before rotated out. Consistent direction and marketing vision needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish brand identity for NEC in the U.S. Separate Cisco sales channel under another name...to confusing to be selling a competitor on one hand while promoting NEC on the other. Support the Channel with serious marketing dollars nationally. Bring NEC innovation from Japan and establish reputation for great technology in North America.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Growing company with good opportunities for talented people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    There is tremendous opportunity for growth with a company that is well known in Japan, but less known in the US. The products are solid, and management seems to be fairly stable. The benefits package is comparable to other large US companies, with good health plans and matching 401K. General employee morale seems to be positive.

    Cons

    The company is owned by NEC Japan, and foreign leadership & culture is sometimes difficult to understand. There is a long wait for some products, due to lead times from Japanese manufacturing facilities - this causes stress for employees who deal with customers used to quick turnaround from competitors like IBM, HP, and Dell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push back more on the leadership from NEC Japan, and strive to do things more targeted at the American market.

    Recommends
  7.  

    I am searching job in this company for the development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have It experienced speacialised in networking

    Cons

    I don't know about the company to mention the cons.

  8.  

    Pros/cons to work with NEC

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

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    1. Friendly people
    2. Outspoken/Frankly Management Team
    3. Ideal self development working place

    Cons

    1. product level potential
    2. career potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Generally have done a good job keep working on it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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