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Good for many, not good for people who despise inefficiency.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Nuance

Pros

- If you're interested in NLU, it can be a fun and somewhat exciting place to work
- There are opportunities to learn, if you want to take them

Cons

- Upper management often seems confused as to what direction they are heading in
- There is a lot of spoken "yes" but little action
- Firings seem to happen to satisfy headcount and quarterly earnings, not entirely based on performance/reliability/competence
- Very little communication between teams working on similar projects

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nuance is organized hierarchically so that teams with overlapping knowledge are not aware that they are working on similar problems, so the same work gets done over and over.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Work in a nice relaxed atmosphere with new technologies available constantly

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    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Nuance

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere
    Very casual dress
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to organize your personal space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to those that sit front line on issues.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cannot manage young talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Nuance

    Pros

    Nuance provides a nice working environment where almost everyone is really nice. The break room is usually well stocked and the company is trying its best to have good social interactions between people.

    Cons

    No one knows anyone outside of their team, and they don't care to. Developers are seen as fungible resources and time split on completely different projects is seen as a really good thing. Young developers are not mentored or pushed to better themselves as software engineers. This is the wrong place for any new grads that are talented. Which is extremely unfortunate, because there is a reason Google, facebook, microsoft, and amazon recruit heavily from universities and do well. No sight for advancement either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your developers more. Encourage young software engineers to work on hard problems and mentor them. Don't let their talents stagnate! They were talented enough to get hired, now invest in their abilities. Otherwise, they will realize they aren't becoming better in their chosen career path and move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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