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Hollow money machine

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Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

I worked at Nuance

Pros

People 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

Cons

As 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 ManagementAdvice

Change 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Stressful Place to Work

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    Former Employee - IT Architect in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - IT Architect in 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 your personal life and sanity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't overwork and kill your employees just to increase revenue and quarterly profits. Stop just acquiring companies and build own products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Nuance

    Pros

    Fellow employees and benefits package

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities and poor coordination among divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication of the impact of software changes in healthcare field

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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