Nuance – Why Work For Us?


At Nuance, we’re the people who make voice work. We design and deliver intuitive technologies that help people live and work more intelligently. We provide the tools to inform, to connect, and to empower people to be more productive and creative. We give people more than just control over their communications. We give them command of their lives.

From speech technologies that help companies offer superior customer service experiences, to healthcare solutions that help physicians focus on patient care instead of documentation, to imaging technologies that convert physical documents into searchable digital files, our priority is creating solutions that put people in command. That’s what has made us the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions around the world.

As a contributing member of Nuance, you will work within a dynamic team environment to develop, support, market and sell our award-winning software applications and services. We offer competitive compensation packages; including stock options, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401(k), full health and welfare benefits and a challenging technical but casual work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team that operates in over 29 countries worldwide across US, Canada, Europe and APAC. Become part of our fast growing track record of continuing success.

At Nuance, we’re fully tuned into the power of the human voice. We are actively looking to hire top talent in the areas of Natural Language Processing and Understanding (NLP/NLU), Clinical Language Understanding (CLU), and Artificial Intelligence. We are also hiring for multiple positions within our growing Healthcare Professional Services Team. Please join us for a Virtual Technical Career Fair and have the opportunity to interact with our recruitment team. Together, we can expand the potential of human beings and unite the world with one voice that speaks to everyone.

Employees Speak


eCommerce Marketing Manager
Burlington, MA, United States
"Nuance offers a rare blend of challenging projects, top-notch professionals and a casual, yet fast-paced work environment. The culture at Nuance is entrepreneurial, and it's a key reason why it has remained an industry leader. Nuance always manages to keep it exciting, which is necessary for all those involved... the company, the employees and above all else, the customers. Simply put, there is no other software company serving this market that has as broad a product line, deeper technology, or better people than we do."


Employees Speak


IT Operations Director
Burlington, MA, United States
"Working at Nuance is an experience that is unsurpassed. The dynamic culture of this international company drives employees to higher levels of community and success. Nuance offers competitive challenges that emphasize teamwork across a wide variety of projects. In my numerous interactions with employees I have found that, worldwide, the Nuance culture is reflective of a great place to learn, grow and succeed. If you are looking for an exciting environment to work in - Nuance is the place!"

Nuance is dedicated to hiring the most talented, diverse and innovative people in the world. We are committed to building lasting partnerships and strive to create a compelling environment that fosters career-growth and promotes creativity, entrepreneurialism and mutual success in our industry as the leading provider of speech, imaging and healthcare solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.

To be the best, we offer our employees the tools they need to succeed today and in the future. Supporting strategic business goals and individual employee development through learning and information resources is the goal of the Nuance University program. Nuance University Logo png

At Nuance University, we believe that to stay sharp and be the very best we can be as individuals, teams, and as a company, it is vital we provide a continuous stream of learning. The dynamic and challenging work at Nuance creates an environment rich with learning and growth opportunities. The tools and resources available through the Nuance University program support employee learning, team collaboration, and company growth.

We offer our employees access to some of the best resources available in the areas of professional development, technology, management and leadership, project management and much more. In addition, we offer a large library of learning modules covering Nuance products and solutions, providing our employees with the depth of knowledge they need to help lead our company to continued success.

Professional Development:

Our employees know the skills and behaviors they need to focus on to be successful.  Our core and managerial competency maps help guide employee and team development. 

Nuance University offers a full competency-mapped program to support this professional and personal development.  Our robust catalog includes what you need to move ahead, including learning modules focused on:

  • Communication
  • Innovation
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Strategic Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Presentation Skills
  • and much more…


Management Development:

The mission of the Nuance University Management Development program is to prepare Nuance's worldwide management community for leadership to meet new and shifting challenges in our global business. We accomplish this by providing managers at all levels of the organization with the knowledge, skills, and tools required to meet Nuance's business goals.

We help develop well-rounded managers by providing diverse resources and learning opportunities in key areas. Successful managers at Nuance have extensive knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • People Management
  • Business Skills
  • Knowledge about our business 

As a manager at Nuance, you will have the opportunity to participate in this well-respected program.



Technical expertise is what keeps Nuance ahead of our competition and at the forefront of design, development and innovation in our industry. 

Nuance University is an essential component to acquiring and maintaining this expertise. We offer our technical employees the tools and resources they need to keep focused on their goals and provide them with the agility and confidence to get the technical information they need quickly and reliably.

Whether you need to learn a new programming language, access the latest research around a technology concept, or find a quick answer to a troubleshooting question – Nuance University has what you need.

Our program includes a range of online technical resources and references, including Safari Books Online and the IEEE Digital Library, to support our research and engineering teams through both formal learning and just-in-time information access.


Project Management:

Nuance believes in the value of project management as a discipline and as a tool to improve results.  Strong project management results in better processes, improved products, and helps us to provide our customers with an experience that inspires confidence and trust which leads to increased opportunity to advance relationships.

Nuance University offers a rich Project Management curriculum including full Project Management Institute (PMI) certification support.  Our resources can help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam as well as stay on top of today’s project management and professional development issues.  Available resources and tools include:

  • Full, exam-mapped curriculum of PMP® courseware
  • Over 200 hours of PMI PDU approved content
  • Online access to the PMI Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and other PMI publications
  • Expert-led collaborative environment to assist with knowledge acquisition and exam preparation

Nuance Reviews

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Nuance Chairman and CEO Paul A. Ricci
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  • Helpful (1)

    Good talented people but lacks leadership at the top level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
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    I have been working at Nuance full-time (More than a year)


    Individual teams and divisions have pockets of very good talent. The people are very nice. There is also good work-life balance.


    Lack of priorities to scale up and move towards more strategic projects. Highly bureaucratic culture and the company is also realizing it and is trying to change.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on quality hires and focus on priorities. Keep improving the company culture and get rid of red tape.

Nuance Interviews

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    Senior Principal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Nuance (Sunnyvale, CA).


    Contacted by internal recruiter while working for a telecom provider. Spoke with hiring manager on the phone for about an hour; real casual. Visited Sunnyvale offices and met with several individuals and teams - a total of 12 people. Negotiated the job offer, as per the description below. Received the formal offer 3 months later, once the CEO could be available to sign the offer (apparently "every" hire goes through Paul).

    Interview Questions

    • What is the quite possibly the most important aspect of the solutions delivery team relative to customer success.   1 Answer


    It was fairly straight forward; they pay in a grid system and the role has a fixed starting salary, which was good enough. But I was able to negotiate a fairly large signing bonus in cash and options.

Nuance Awards & Accolades

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Top 50 Disruptive Companies , MIT Technology Review, 2013
Top 100 Places To Work , The Boston Globe, 2013
Ten Best Companies to Work For , Mediacorp Canada, 2013
Canada's Top 100 Employers , Mediacorp Canada, 2014
Canada's Ten Best Companies to Work For , Mediacorp Canada, 2015
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Additional Info

Headquarters Burlington, MA
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Public (NUAN)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Google, Microsoft

Nuance Communications can help you see the subtle differences in both speech and images. The company provides speech and digital imaging software. Its speech products include speech recognition systems used to provide customer service, embedded systems used in applications ranging from automobiles to consumer electronics, and dictation systems. Nuance's digital imaging line includes document creation, editing, and conversion tools. The company sells directly and through distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and telecom carriers. Its key markets include ... More

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