NEC Corporation of America
3.0 of 5 72 reviews
www.necam.com Irving, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.0 72 reviews

                             

62% Approve of the CEO

NEC Corporation of America President & CEO Shinsuke Takahashi

Shinsuke Takahashi

(8 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Flexibility, good people, reasonable hours, good benefits"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Comfortable work environment - very team oriented"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Japanese management turnover, little 'skin in the game' before rotated out"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Most of upper management is based in Japan which makes it difficult to explain the U"
    in 4 reviews
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    NEC is a great company to work for with decent salary and great benefits.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary, benefits, great work-life balance

    ConsMiddle management doesn't inform employees about what's going on and no proper training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsExcellent health insurance, good camraraderie

    ConsH.R. is totally clueless and useless. They provide no services (everything is outsourced to a 3rd party company), and seem to live in a dreamworld. Constant bombardment of requests to take CYA harassment and ethics classes. Merit review system is a joke and only serves as a lead weight around employee's necks. Does anybody care if any work gets done?

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet H.R. on board and pulling the rope in the same direction with the rest of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people. Flexible work environment.

    Solutions Engineer (Former Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsI had a great relationship with my manager who gave us full autonomy over our work, but was there when we needed access to resources. I was able to work 4 out of 5 days out of the office (a combination of home and client sites). Benefits package was solid. And there were always opportunities to keep learning.

    ConsDuring my time there, there were two waves of layoffs, which caused some folks to feel uneasy. NEC has a wide range of products and services they were trying to sell, which caused the teams to become siloed. Not enough sharing of best practices (lack of process and tools). Not so much a problem if you are able to work independently and are a self-starter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on a few things well. Fewer products, fewer offerings. Create a strong unique value proposition—not, “oh by the way, yes, we do that also.”

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Evolving Dinosaur, conflicted in the CONUS Theater

    Sales (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsExtraordinary benefits and comp package
    Flexible Work Schedule
    "It takes a village" Mentality among most

    ConsNo upward path
    Backwards protective Japanese influence on Domestic Management
    Youthful exuberance is almost considered a negative trait among the aging management teams

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider the possibility that 30'somethings have an enormous potential given they've been groomed, acclimated and in many cases, drove the innovation you now market, sell, and deploy. Develop and Define a differentiator, or be satisfied with just being another VAR. Otherwise, quit trying to pick which one. The constant identity crisis is unflattering, and kills morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Significant thrashing at upper levels of management

    Sales Director (Former Employee)

    ProsThe non-telephony business had been doing very well until 2012 but direction changes have had a significant impact.

    ConsThe company seems to be willing to throw away significant opportunities in emerging IT markets to focus more on their core 'big iron' PBXs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to separate the company into "Phone" and "Non Phone", go ahead! If you want to keep one cohesive company, that's great! But please pick one or the other and stick with it for awhile!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loyal Employees, Questionable Business Model

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsGood Camaraderie, OK benefits, NEC Research bragging rights

    ConsBusiness model needs to be re-invented - losing relevance in the current market

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace Business Strategy as applicable in American context - not Japanese context.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGreat people, benefits, management. Flexible work hours

    ConsUpper management rotates back to Japan every few years so directional changes in communication style and division focus are sometimes disruptive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice company with good processes in place.

    Senior Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsFor software developers, be prepared to do lot of documentation. They created good documents on existing system. That helped me quickly learn about the system. Overall, it was a good experience.

    Consno work from home facility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt will be helpful if employees are allowed to work from home when needed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsGreat Team! Awesome People! Great Facility and location

    ConsNo upward mobility to speak of!

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop and implement career plans!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Experience

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsWas great in the tough economy. Some of the nicest people to work with. Some very bright people. Great work/life balance. Some excellent managers. Very fun place to work with. Open to our suggestions.

    ConsLess motivation. Too many competitive internal products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove career growth of people. Improve compensation to industry standards.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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