Nuance

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4 people found this helpful  

Profits and politics are more important than the employees

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

I worked at Nuance full-time (more than an year)

Pros

*Very good benefits package
*Very good salary
*Enjoyed working with my small team
*My manager was very fair and efficient

Cons

*Absolutely NO work/life balance - 60+ hour work weeks are the expected norm, as well as working weekends very frequenty
*Regular layoffs, usually once per quarter, some of which are driven by performance, but many of which are driven by politics
*Company values profits and shareholders over the employees that make the company successful
*Very little opportunity for professional growth for those outside the favorable political circle
*High stress environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize that your "growth by hostile takeover" methodology is flawed! Also, treat your employees better, because they are what makes your company so successful. Remove the looming threat of layoffs every quarter - growth at the expense of talented individuals is why this company has such a horrible reputation in the market.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    No growth opportunities, sweatshop, regular layoffs even when finances are good

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic technology, smart people, 4 weeks of vacation.

    Cons

    Management does not value people or diversity - only profits, uniformity, and submissiveness. Work/life balance non-existent in some areas - the company owns you 24x7. Layoffs two plus times per year whether needed or not. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on ethics and positive management styles, recognize people are assets that should be developed and nurtured. Board of directors could build a better, stronger company by replacing majority of exec management and requiring ethical business and management practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work. I respect sales managment.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Nuance

    Pros

    The technology is very exciting and very cool.

    Cons

    We have no space to work and the cube life is terribly loud. We need better office space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentoring programs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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