Nuance
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www.nuance.com Burlington, MA 5000+ Employees

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Bad management and a very political environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

ProsA leader in a relatively stable market sector. Has some good technologies - especially in the speech recognition area. Allows for remote workers.

ConsA very political office environment. Some departments are run by a few incompetent managers who are in their positions just because they are a part of the “in-crowd”. Good work seldomly get rewarded, but, if you are part of the in-crowd, you can pretty much do no wrongs. It is a highly stressful environment both in terms of the atmosphere and the workload. There is no work/life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what some of your managers are doing. These deadwoods will sing some pretty songs, but they contribute nothing to innovation or the company's growth. In fact, they are killing employee motivation and driving good people away.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Profits and politics are more important than the employees

    Software QA Engineer (Former Employee)
    Burlington, MA

    I worked at Nuance full-time for more than a year


    Pros: *Very good benefits package *Very good salary *Enjoyed working with my small… 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,… Advice to Senior Management: 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    No growth opportunities, sweatshop, regular layoffs even when finances are good

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Nuance full-time for 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… Advice to Senior Management: Focus more on ethics and positive management styles, recognize people are assets that should be developed and nurtured. Board… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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