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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Review Highlights

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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    I am searching job in this company for the development

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have It experienced speacialised in networking

    ConsI don't know about the company to mention the cons.

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    overall good company to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefit, get 20 days vacation, relax work environment

    ConsLimit opportunity, there are few people for each position

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    Challenging but fulfilling, with great people to work with and great products.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsFriendly atmosphere, dedicated employees, great benefits, good facility.

    ConsJapanese management turnover, little 'skin in the game' before rotated out. Consistent direction and marketing vision needed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish brand identity for NEC in the U.S. Separate Cisco sales channel under another name...to confusing to be selling a competitor on one hand while promoting NEC on the other. Support the Channel with serious marketing dollars nationally. Bring NEC innovation from Japan and establish reputation for great technology in North America.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pros/cons to work with NEC

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1. Friendly people
    2. Outspoken/Frankly Management Team
    3. Ideal self development working place

    Cons1. product level potential
    2. career potential

    Advice to Senior Management1. Generally have done a good job keep working on it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing company with good opportunities for talented people.

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThere is tremendous opportunity for growth with a company that is well known in Japan, but less known in the US. The products are solid, and management seems to be fairly stable. The benefits package is comparable to other large US companies, with good health plans and matching 401K. General employee morale seems to be positive.

    ConsThe company is owned by NEC Japan, and foreign leadership & culture is sometimes difficult to understand. There is a long wait for some products, due to lead times from Japanese manufacturing facilities - this causes stress for employees who deal with customers used to quick turnaround from competitors like IBM, HP, and Dell.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPush back more on the leadership from NEC Japan, and strive to do things more targeted at the American market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The good and the bad

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat people and some really dedicated to doing a good job.

    ConsLack of processes, lack of clearly identified responsible parties, many changes at the top, many changes in direction, corporate hides behind voicemail, treats the field like a customer they don't want to deal with, heavy in management.

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

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    IT Manager (Former Employee)
    Roseville, CA

    ProsFlexibility, good people, reasonable hours, good benefits. I was fortunate enough to have wonderful managers throughout my 15 year career there. I was given many opportunities to work in different positions and was allowed to work a reduced (30 hour) schedule my last 3 years there.

    ConsNot much room for promotion, company earnings very unstable so constant threat of layoffs. Raises were rare as were bonuses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere is no cap on the amount of money you can make as a salesperson.

    ConsThe telecom industry is mature and NEC has not re-invented itself. Recurrent layoffs has become more regular.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery flat reporting structure, with freedom of action if you are meeting goals. Good general comp packages and excellent benefits, including support for those who get laid off.

    ConsGoals and assignments often seem arbitrary, and as others mention there is little relationship between sales and marketing. Upward mobility is limited, particularly if you are not in the corporate office.

    Channel is also a big problem, with a reliance on partners that are outdated and unwilling to sell new product in certain markets. Worst problem overall is a lack of branding coupled with a product development cycle that seems disconnected from future vision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the field, and do a better job of understanding the movement of your key verticals. Get the word out, and don't let individual customers "drive the bus" on product. In short, stop flailing and create focus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Best Of Times...The Worst of Times

    Field Operations - Management (Current Employee)

    ProsThe autonomy and latitude to make decisions without endless approvals. The ability and technology to work from home or remote office, combined with a very good compensation package and a solid core of employees that care about the direction and success of the company.

    ConsUnfocused product direction and bizzare sales strategy, particularly as related to the enterprise technology (telecommunications) division. This sometimes creates the square peg/round hole effect and leads to marketing efforts seemingly in direct competition with the NEC brand.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't try to be all things to all people; doing so only dilutes marketing, technical and development talent. Brand loyalty is based equally on relationships and a solid platform. Pay attention to the three letters on the building...NEC

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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