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Top-down management company, not seeing career development

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

I have been working at Nuance full-time

Pros

Exciting technology, some smart people to work with, open communication with management team

Cons

No work-life balance; limited time to think about development because you are too busy; managers know about workload issue and would like to help but have no immediate budget to hire; management team appreciates your contribution, but the compensation is not as good as outside

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to solve brand confusion, be supportive to hard-working folks and allocate the resources reasonably, try to keep great people stay with the company

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    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 (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
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    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Cutting-edge technology, but poor delivery and execution from management

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Nuance full-time

    Pros

    - Best-in-class speech recognition technology.
    - Very talented engineers.
    - Good collaboration if you're working within a small team (this is not true of the larger, more distributed teams).
    - Generous PTO.

    Cons

    - Upper management is a complete disgrace. They limit the employee's abilities to advance within the company.
    - Very little innovation from within the company due to large number of acquisitions. No emphasis placed on internal growth.
    - No recognition given to hard workers who contribute. This is even true of employees who have been with the company for many years.
    - Larger teams are very poorly organized and management does nothing to improve their situation or provide them with tools to rectify the problems.
    - Lousy benefits package. Medical/dental costs are mostly out-of-pocket which really defeats the purpose of having company-sponsored benefits.
    - Pay is not on par with most tech companies in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the C-level execs who are butchering the company (including the CEO) and allow employees to be recognized for their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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