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11 people found this helpful  

Hollow money machine

Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) Burlington, MA

ProsPeople are nice
Compensation on par with industry
Flexible hours
Not overloaded with formal processes which helps innovation
Free soda and popcorn
Foosball and ping pong in the cafeteria gives a nice break in the day

ConsAs Nuance is an acquire-then-slash-and-burn megaplex, the hallways are filled with the sad faces of the beaten survivors of previous acquisitions.
Products will ship on time regardless of quality.
Regular layoffs.
Everything is tied to quarterly financials, no vision beyond that.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange from being at least as customer-serving as you currently are stockholder-serving. Completely rework the way acquisitions are performed. Virtually everyone at Nuance is there because of one acquisition or another, and most can share a unique story of how their acquisition was handled poorly... ask around!
Take more pride in producing quality products. Don't be afraid to hold releases beyond the quarterly edge if they're not ready for prime time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Stressful Place to Work

    IT Architect (Former Employee) Burlington, MA

    I worked at Nuance


    Pros: Good technology and interesting work to do. Cons: Very stressful place. Join here if you don't mind loosing… Advice to Senior Management: Please don't overwork and kill your employees just to increase revenue… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good for many, not good for people who despise inefficiency.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Nuance


    Pros: - If you're interested in NLU, it can be a fun and somewhat exciting… Cons: - Upper management often seems confused as to what direction they are heading in - There is a lot of spoken "yes" but little action -… Advice to Senior Management: Nuance is organized hierarchically so that teams with overlapping knowledge are not aware that… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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