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Technically Advanced - Professionally Getting There

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

I have been working at Nuance

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Nuance has a good mix of employees. From the ivy league and Type A personalities of go-getters to the more relaxed yet performers. Good benefits and great resources.

Cons

Company is growing very fast. Some of the employees who have been with the company for a while and are still getting adjusted to the "new" Nuance are getting left behind in terms of promotions. One could say there is favoritism but it's mainly with top performers.

Advice to Management

Although "top" performers are treated generously, there are other employees that perform at their best their situation allows and shouldn't be penalized for it. Management should consider offering a more flexible environment given that it is very easy to have individuals work remotely but due to micro management it isn't allowed in key departments.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Speak Softly, Not Freely

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Nuance

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent future potential in mobile communications Extensive professional services across the US market/ International capabilities for scaling Broad array of vertical market solutions, healthcare included Some good executives with vision and a sense of loyalty to employees Acquisition strategy focused on the future of core growth arenas Generally good benefits (not inclusive of salary or incentives)

    Cons

    Lack of clear communication from executives to staff Underfunded marketing programs Little to no compensatory upside for employees below the VP level No career path evident in many departments Poor HR performance overall

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to your employees more often and more effectively Check your compensation - It's more expensive to hire than it is to retain a good employee Create a cohesive work environment where it's easy to work and not difficult to do your job Listen to your employees - they have a lot to offer - and take the time to do so Integrate acquisitions so that there's a culture that begins to form


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    Use it as a stepping stone

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    Former Employee - Professional Services in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Professional Services in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Nuance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool technology (speech recognition, OCR) Great benefits (4 weeks vacation off the bat) Very lenient in working hours, allowing to work from home

    Cons

    The company is completely and solely driven by margin and market share improvement. Given that fairly little (to almost none) effort is spent on process improvements, the way to improve the margin is by turning the vice on the existing employees and increase their work load. Middle management is sitting between a rock and a hard place because they don't really have any power. All they can do is the execute the margin requirements from above, with the effect that their efforts are directed at pissing off the fewest people under them so they don't quit. There is also fairly little organic growth. The business model of Nuance is that of a 19th century European empire, where the path to growth is either purchase of threatening companies, or club them to death with lawsuits.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure really. In terms of shareholder value Nuance is doing a great job. You just don't want to be the one facilitating that increase in value.


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