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Successful but underachieving and political

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Current Employee - Product Engineering in Burlington, MA
Current Employee - Product Engineering in Burlington, MA

I have been working at Nuance full-time (more than an year)

Pros

They are successful by becoming the biggest player in a few very cutting edge technologies.

Cons

Management underachieves when tasked with generating real value from their R&D and acquisitions. Way too many stovepipes, and the politics of how things are managed makes it difficult to be 100% productive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on a clear long-term strategy, fair management practices, and brand development, not just profit driven by acquisitions, commission sales, and short-term marketing approaches.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Very fractured company

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    Former Employee - Quality in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Quality in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Nuance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits offered are decent, including PTO to part-time employees. Interesting technology products. Lots of potential.

    Cons

    The PTO benefit is almost useless since taking PTO is very challenging. When you do take PTO it is expected that you stay in contact. If you don't stay in contact, it is known because your inbox will overflow and begin sending bounce messages.

    Compensation is only ok. Bonuses are paid in stock options, which is not good when the company's stock is so volatile.

    There is lots of potential, which is evident by looking at the job postings. However, it is nearly impossible to get an interview, even if you have completed all the education and training available to part of the company in order to qualify. Yes, just part of the company has assess to the training. The NTS portion of the company does not have access to the educational programs Nuance offers.

    The company truly feels fractured, which becomes apparent when researching and reading reviews on this company. There is no continuity and definitely no ultimate goal the company is pulling toward. The company culture is a puzzle. They claim to support work/life balance, but that truly doesn't exist. Senior and executive management seems to be at cross purposes from middle managers and the workers. Truly, there are too many levels of management at this company. Simply way too many chiefs, many of whom are not good planners or communicators which is part of the fractured feel. Discussing concerns with management, even HR, only ends up putting the individual in the cross hairs. As one person noted in another review, they may listen, but they don't hear the concerns. They have acquired too many companies and not completed integration of many, which is likely part of the issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a realistic goal and move the company towards the goal. Yes, a company with different divisions can have a single goal. Communicate clearly with the entire company. Offer all the divisions the same training opportunities. Develop and implement a continuity plan so that people can take real PTO rather than just "burning" days so they don't lose them. This is very important because no one at any level is indispensable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Poor management, lack of focus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nuance

    Pros

    The people at the front lines are dedicated to success of the company, but are not empowered nor enabled to do so.

    Cons

    mid-level management is unhelpful, upper-level management is not committed to success. Too much time and money spent on politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your products, learn your infrastructure, learn your tech stack, learn your domain. Enable developers and get out of their way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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