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great if you want to work from remote, not so good if you want a career

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Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Largo, FL
Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Largo, FL

I have been working at Nuance full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The company doesn't mind remote working. I am living close to one of their major hubs but very rarely come to the office which helps with work-life-balance. I had about 4 roles with the company and never was I micro managed. The closest supervision I had was where I needed to fill out weekly status sheets. That's that. In the roles I had I have yet to find a really dumb person. The people at the working level are generally smart and friendly.

Cons

There is no career perspective and rewards are seldom issued. Compensation is sub market.
I did several jobs here. Before my current role I straddled so many tasks that they ultimately needed to hire 3 people to backfill. Conversely I had months where I produced very little. It doesn't matter either way. You neither get acknowledged for the hard work nor punished for doing little. The company just doesn't care either way. If you want to make career you need to align yourself with distinct circles within the company. This is way more important than having ideas or working hard. [ I have no experienced in the medical division - they may be different]. If you want a day job than this is a good company. If you want to move something, get recognized and have a say...not so.

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reward employees for what they do

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Some great people in the firm and some cool products but...

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Burlington, MA

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

    Pros

    At the mid level and even at the layer below the exec level there are some really great folks. Hard working, friendly and approachable. They have several products that are very cool and very cutting edge -- so working there from a technology standpoint may be different than working there as a non-tech person. There is a small, clean gym on site and a pretty good cafeteria.

    Cons

    Historically there has been a lot of turnover either voluntary or involuntary in many of the departments. If you are interviewing with them ask what their attrition rate is for their group. Also be wary of the CEO. He has a reputation of ruling by humiliation and of being very difficult to deal with. The rest of the exec team seems fine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Everyone is overworked and management is inept

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burlington, MA

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

    Pros

    cafeteria has good food, and like all places there are some really nice people there.

    Cons

    Management has no idea how to lead people, how to give them the tools they need to succeed, or even how to properly prioritize. Turnover is enormously high both because good people leave and because good people are booted when they don't conform to the politics.

    The company culture starts out by distrusting their employees and makes them prove their worth by overworking them. Management values hours worked not productivity, so a great employee who has a family and can't work massive overtime will get the shaft. I can't under emphasize the distrust part. My boss required I cc her on every email I wrote and required her approval for all emails sent to people above me in the hierarchy. Often when I sent her those emails she completely rewrote them and called them 'edits'.

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    Acquisitions don't work in the long run if you don't know how to leverage the acquired company. Instead you have a portfolio of products that is confusing at best. You are continuing to grow through buying companies at a rate the company can't manage.

    Focus on your culture. It stinks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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