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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
82 Reviews
3.2
82 Reviews
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NEC Corporation of America President & CEO Shinsuke Takahashi
Shinsuke Takahashi
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits & competitive salary (in 10 reviews)

  • Decent place to work, good work life balance (in 4 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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  1.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from home, nice salary, mid management team is nice

    Cons

    Business is slowing down considerable. Not much in sales in the last 12 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees leave for whatever reason, new hire employees should be seriuosly considered rather than placing the job responsibilites on others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Still here

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

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Minimal Red tape. Good people for the most part, lack of the typical bureaucracy that goes with large corporations.

    Cons

    Minimal growth, lack of direction. Complete unwillingness to take any direction that involves more than a minimal risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a path and stick with it. Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A company that is struggling to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, flexible hours, location, great customer service attitude

    Cons

    Lack of growth and opportunities, constant cut backs, salary increases are non-existent, promotions are very scarce and almost all VP levels are outside hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee morals is at an all time low, constant announcements about new VP hires at the same time when we are laying off people is puzzling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Excellent location. Bizzare sales strategy.

    Cons

    no loyalty for the employees. A lot of laid offs and they do not offer labor stability at all. One day you are in the next they you are out for reorganizations matters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    i m satisfied here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    great culture and people to work with

    Cons

    work politics can be seen sometimes

  7.  

    Stressful environment held together by good people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    THE PEOPLE - Great group of motivated employees looking for direction.

    Excellent benefits, competitive pay, freedom. Director level management is amazing, for the most part.

    Cons

    Blurred vision of the future.
    10 hour minimum work days.
    Lack of training as downsizing continues. Work is picked up by whoever can get it done at the time.
    Extremely cumbersome back office and order management systems.
    Confusing transformation goals based on new product offerings.
    Senior management is a watch dog / crony community and will generally hide behind a wall of voicemail/email unless absolutely necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitive back office process and TRAINING around them. Show you're faces more often and reassure staff that we're heading the right direction.
    Get back in touch with employee base. Most people are just generally confused and/or worried.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, great facilities

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

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love the diversity in this company! I had many Japanese, Korean, and Indian friends.
    The facility had a decent gym and great cafeteria with several healthy and not so healthy choices.
    There's a recently finished courtyard for walking, and plenty of space in the parking garage.
    Management was always looking for new improvement projects so there were numerous opportunities to build new skills. They had a large IT department, and I always got the feeling the company was focused on remaining cutting-edge, not reactionary.

    Cons

    While the US executive staff seemed focused and caring, I didn't get the same feeling about the management in Japan. It seemed they didn't always care what allowed the best synergy with their subsidiaries, and they didn't seem interested in changing to a more streamlined yet more insightful reporting tool. So there was a lot of extra work putting the same financial information into different fields and formats. This caused more than a few late nights for the reworks, but definitely not enough to make me want to leave. I would probably still work there if I didn't have to move.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits & competitive salary

    Cons

    Need to travel & no career growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    NEC of America

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

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Decent place to work, good work life balance. Career progression is slow with little career development or succession planning.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in management and strategy. Few people making all the decisions. Not sure where they are heading

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand your people and promote people that can make a difference. Commit some hard dollars to investment and growth in the right area. Change focus from short term numbers to sustained growth in US market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall ok but would like to see more

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    Many dedicated and hard working employees and the environment is nice. The benefits are nice and pay is close to market.

    Cons

    There is a lot of churn at all levels especially the worker bees and good hardworking people let go. Instead of process centric this place is person centric which defeats the whole outlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please concentrate in retaining your biggest asset - true hardworking employees.

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