Nuance Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
324 Reviews
3.2
324 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, if you are in the right division or have the right manager (in 26 reviews)

  • The pros of working at Nuance is they allow employees to work from home resulting in better work life balance (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • They claim to support work/life balance, but that truly doesn't exist (in 24 reviews)

  • Corporate politics is brutal within mid-to-upper management (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Collaborative environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to constant learn, develop and innovate.

    Cons

    Need to be self-directed - not a 9 to 5 job (but what is these days?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate your company vision and mission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Talented individuals to work with...

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

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Multicultural environment, flexible hours, and ability to work from home if the situation arises; You can learn a lot from others on your team as a new employee;

    Cons

    It seems now your yearly review scores will determine if you get promoted, get a raise, or get a bonus. Certain offices unofficially will expect you to work a minimum of forty five hours a week. If you do that you will do well enough to grow. So sometimes even if you are a good performer management will not reward you as much as you might expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should make a plan with every employee on how to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Speech Scientist

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    Current Employee - Speech Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Speech Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Smart and conscientious co-workers.

    Cons

    No personal growth. Motto is sell first then worry about delivery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow flexible hours. Avoid micro-management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Nuance as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging work at forefront of Automatic Speech Recognition

    Cons

    Overbearing Samsung client limits creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt AIPMM Product Management Framework to better manage products

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nuance is a good technology company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Contracts Specialist in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Contracts Specialist in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Nuance full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a good, communicative dynamic with co-workers. My boss was the best (I worked in Sales Operations). No micro-management, so you have to be self driven, but if you are, it works out perfectly. They were very supportive in helping me develop in my position and also build my skills to move around and/or up in the company.Work life balance wasn't bad. I usually worked 40 hours, except it gets really busy at the end of the quarter, so I would work closer to 50 once every few months.

    Cons

    Some of the work was pretty repetitive and required sitting at the computer for long periods of time staring into excel sheets. It's a good job, but at the end of the day, it's a cube job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Talented group of people and a high quality software developed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer

    I worked at Nuance as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Multicultural environment, flexible hours and nice referral program. Perfect company to work as a contractor.

    Cons

    Poor communication between development and quality assurance teams. Difficult (but not impossible) to be hired as a full-time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication between teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The mobility division is a decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people trying to do good things. Interesting set of problems to work on. Flexibility.

    Cons

    Loud, open facilities that are not suited to the work being done nor the distributed team structure. Nearly impossible to get decent hardware.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with broad portfolio of Intellectual property and some great customer brands

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nuance full-time

    Pros

    Niche leader in voice. Relatively unrivaled in what it does.

    Cons

    Breadth of divisional portfolios creates challenges for corporate message. Potentially at least one Business unit might be non strategic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on being best in class. Keep shifting to cloud. Keep R&D at health ratio of expense.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Demanding but rewarding. Every year a merit increase was received. Not many companies offer that.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Nuance full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, employee culture, and benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to balance life and work due to 100 percent travel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A learning experience from a professional corporate company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Nuance as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was great and the company benefits was nice, as well. The atmosphere for working was professional and a lot of fun stuff goes on at Nuance.

    Cons

    Some of the work was stressful and you learn a lot at one time so it can be a lot to take in when working within SalesForce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the SalesForce tutorials because it helps out a lot when first learning how to work through the database.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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