314 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

6 people found this helpful  

Worker respect is an after thought at Nuance.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Applications Developer  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Applications Developer in Seattle, WA

I worked at Nuance

Pros

Some of the pros about this place included a great benefits package, very intelligent co-workers, and a chance to work with some new and cutting edge technologies. Free Soda?

Cons

Where to begin..well first off this place treats workers as expendable. Be prepared to work long hours and to sacrifice your weekends and personal time all in the name of padding Paul Ricci's pockets. Nuance is a perfect example of a company that pays their employees just enough not to quit. As a result most employees do just enough work not to get fired. Worker morale is also very low because of the constant threat of lay offs. Expect to be managed by a group of technically incompetent project managers who are constantly asking: "Is it done yet? Is it fixed yet?". Also if you work here DO NOT expect a raise..ever. Nuance simply just does not give them. Try to restrain yourself when the HR department explains that the "bad economy" has the company short on cash for raises only to open your e-mail the next day to read that Nuance acquired three new companies for $300 million in cash. Rejoice when you get your 2% bonus after working countless weekends and nights for months on end. Another major topic worth mentioning is that Nuance is INCREDIBLY political much more than most companies. Nuance does not reward contributers but rather rewards individuals who know how to cozy up to management and play political games. Sadly I would not recommend working here. Just about everyone one of my old co-workers at Nuance was either actively seeking other opportunities to leave or waiting for the economy to improve to find a better job because Nuance is literally a career dead end.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The employees of Nuance are the greatest asset that it posses. Disgruntling employees is a sure way to have very brilliant and talented people leave and apply their skills to other companies. Having low worker morale is also a sure way to have otherwise brilliant people produce mediocre work. Treat your employees better.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Nuance

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Completed numerous project for Nuance. Always had to hunt down paychecks.

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

    I worked at Nuance

    Pros

    They pay very well for the work I was recruited for. Full time employees recieve great benefits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of leadership or knowledge from upper management. Seems that everyone that works there avoids confronting work situations/problems when they arise. Ownership of problems are almost always passed on the next employee in line.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding market opportunities; we struggle with execution.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Nuance

    Pros

    - Great technology
    - Dedicated people
    - Growth market/sectors

    Cons

    - Poor execution for customers
    - Products and Services not well aligned
    - Lacking culture of innovation
    - Cost-cutting focus year-in, year-out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align products and services; hire word-class COO

    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Nuance.

Worked for Nuance? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.