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Nuance a great technology company with some growing pains.

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Current Employee - UI Designer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - UI Designer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Nuance

Pros

Nuance emphasizes a proper work/life balance. It's a voice recognition tech company that has relationships with some of the most advanced companies in the world. The technology is very exciting.

Cons

Advancing up the ladder is close to impossible. Also, switching to a different division is very difficult as well. If you like what you are doing and would like to do it for a career without advancing outside of your expertise Nuance is the place for you. Also, recent expense restrictions have reduced the amount of corporate benefits you might expect from such a large company. Finally, Nuance grows by acquiring companies and your job security could change in a heartbeat.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would tell Sr. Management to emphasize growth from within, as well as increase communications between divisions. This would reduce the amount of redundant work that is happening across divisions.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    avoid Nuance

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

    I worked at Nuance

    Pros

    5 weeks of vacation; strong technical coworkers

    Cons

    pathetic IT, HR, finance support; inconsistent and discouraging communication from management; constant stream of high-anxiety work with no respite; employees are thought of as cogs to help Paul Ricci make money; constant acquisition of new companies leaves things in turmoil; the opportunity for career growth and advancement is very limited due to how management is structured (i.e. the only way for a "regular" employee to get a meaningful promotion is for someone above you to leave or die); salaries are lower than at comparable companies;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees like people. communicate honestly with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ricci would do well to explain how all the purchases fit together

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Nuance

    Pros

    Cool technology: Over the last several years Nuance has developed or acquired a lot of IP around speech recognition technology and is now a clear leader. The company is growing, with offices worldwide, so there are opportunities to change locale without leaving the company. Many of my co-workers are very bright and hard-working.

    Cons

    No clear company vision, constant growth translates to disjointed mission. It is not clear how all the pieces fit together.
    Trend of hiring from outside rather than for promoting from within for key positions. This leads to a feeling that employees can never be sure that their positions are secure since a future acquisition may marginalize their unit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with the folks in the trenches about how to best contribute to the overall success of the company.
    Recent re-organization placed new hires and acquired management above legacy Nuance employees which does little to foster employee loyalty.
    Invest in retaining current employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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