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Updated February 7, 2015
Updated February 7, 2015
82 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 15 reviews)


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

  • HR and senior management will listen to you, but they won't hear a word you're saying (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company with good benefits

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

    I have been working at Nuance

    Pros

    Large company with a diverse product portfolio. Very good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Intense micromanagement of activities and little innovation of products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve morale by eliminating the need for daily updates and excessive reporting and manage like an enterprise software company rather than transactional selling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company, promising future, lacks brand name recognition

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding technology stack with an impressive patents portfolio, a lot of talent, dedicated staff and management. Competitive compensation package, at par with the market. Great work life balance. I don't get all the Naysayers!

    Cons

    Suffers from lack of brand name recognition especially with investors, resulting in it's stock taking quite a beating in recent years. Can do better at employee development, lacks standardization and processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on improving company image and sell it's brand name well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nuance Communications Internship review

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

    I worked at Nuance

    Pros

    Good working environment, daily meetings, easy communication, access to HR for future opportunities

    Cons

    Mentors are busy, self paced

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  5.  

    Alright summer internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programming Intern in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Programming Intern in Burlington, MA

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

    Pros

    Very nice people and a large company where resources are available. The group you are placed in felt like family. Also good intern activities to get them more connected with the company

    Cons

    Didn't feel like I made a difference at all. Sat coding in a corner for the whole summer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Nuance part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation is good and the flexibility in hours has always been a great perk, especially with children and home lives. The company definitely is growing and usually the managers are very good and helpful.

    Cons

    The company values seem to be changing constantly and makes it difficult to keep up with all the changes that have occurred. It is growing extremely fast and I find this to be troubling, as it makes it difficult to feel like you have a good grasp on the business that is already there before you have to add another one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be more specific with employees and outline expectations better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Collaborative environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  8.  

    Talented individuals to work with...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Speech Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Project Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Nuance as a contractor (less than a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nuance is a good technology company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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

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