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New Management, Same Failure

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at NEC Corporation of America

Pros

We have a highly experienced and worldly management team. They have worked at other Japanese subsidiaries, and successfully made them independent of the mothership. The folks they brought on are knowledgeable hard workers. Some higher-level positions get to travel to Japan on a regular basis.

Cons

NEC HQ (in Japan) definitely wants to have a share of the large US market. As a result, every few years, NEC HQ brings in a new management team. They try to correct the failings of the previous team, they correct some mistakes, but repeat a lot of the same mistakes, and end up failing for one reason or another.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Round after round of senior management is brought into NEC Corp of America, and fail every time. They change everything and continue to fail; what NEC HQ (in Japan) doesn't recognize is that the only consistent thing in every failure is NEC HQ's interference and NEC's products.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    A Lot Of Good People In A Company That Is Having A Hard Time Executing Change

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Irving, TX

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    -People
    -Salary
    -Benefits
    -Opportunities for advancement
    -Exciting and challenging industry to be in

    Cons

    -Slow to execute necessary changes to business model
    -Senior management's lack of focus on holistic improvements
    -Too many chiefs...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Focus on making changes that do not make your customers jump through even more hoops to do business with you

    No opinion of CEO
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    A quick lesson in international politics and Japanese mistrust of US management.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Irving, TX

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    exposure to large company politics with an internationally recognized name. Looks good on resume for future job.

    Cons

    Japanese management is terrible and understanding the US market needs and how to motivate a US team. Many missed opportunities due to avoiding risk. A company that strives to break-even will never succeed in tough economic times. It is likely that your boss is less competent for their job than you are.
    Too much reliance on Japanese teams overseas to support small US operational teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be quick to mistrust the non-Japanese management. Many US management team members have more relevant experience than their Japanese counterparts.

    Doesn't Recommend
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