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Could be better, always...

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

I have been working at Nuance

Pros

Colleagues, Collective knowledge pool and willingness to share and train peers. Deep experience in the technology and applications.

Cons

Poor organization, frequent management changes, internal partisanship in certain areas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve communication and hold people accountable.

Recommends
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    It's a job

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

    I have been working at Nuance

    Pros

    Starting salaries are decent if you aren't a bought out company.
    Speech Recognition is an interesting field to be in.

    Cons

    There is little to no communication from Senior Management down to other managers. There is no organization within the company, all acquired companies have no idea of how Nuance does things. Raises are few and far between and are usually 3% at most. The internal IT policy is a joke and company equipment is ancient. Benefits are not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as resources, not liabilities. Embrace technology instead of fearing it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Questionable Vision

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Nuance

    Pros

    - Good PTO policies
    - Flexible Schedule (Depends on the group)
    - Interesting Work

    Cons

    - There seems to be a lack of vision for the organic growth of the products acquired. They tend to languish over a period of time and die on the vine.
    - It's very top-down. Worker bees are first to go In one group there are at least 2 managers to every worker. Very inefficient
    - No clear ideas on how to innovate. I lay this at the feat of the CEO who probably understands everything about how to run a traditional business and nothing about how to make a software company sustainable and successful.
    - Acquisitions seem to be for IP and also for hiding systemic financial problems. It is very odd timing indeed that the company acquires a new company either right before financials are released or right after. The stock seems to languish mid-quarter and then is boosted again via a well timed acquisition.
    - Every new hire has to be approved by the CEO. Riddiculous.
    - Compensation lags
    - The benefits are horrible here on the west coast. If you like not being able to see a real doctor then this is the place for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the company as a whole like a software company.
    Thin the management herd.
    Be more hands off in hiring people, and more hands on in providing the resources for success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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