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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
86 Reviews
3.3
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NEC Corporation of America President & CEO Shinsuke Takahashi
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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.  

    Telecom Sales Pro

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Goals 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    Channel is also a big problem, with a reliance on partners that are outdated and unwilling to sell new product in certain markets.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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Products, difficult sales environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best products out there, always leading edge technology

    Cons

    Engineering support is limited, corporate contract admin is "difficult" to work with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Best Of Times...The Worst of Times

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    Current Employee - Field Operations - Management
    Current Employee - Field Operations - Management

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Unfocused 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for if you want to truly understand how the Corporate America environment works.

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    Former Employee - Various Accounting and Operations in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Various Accounting and Operations in Irving, TX

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Above average benefits, some departments have good managers

    Cons

    Extremely political, inefficient back office processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the (non-management) employee ideas, and frustrations more in order to implement positive changes for both employee morale and customer service. Sales can bring in customer's all day long, but if you aren't following through the entire customer experience on the same page (from sales to corporate back office support), the customer will go elsewhere next time as well as present negative comments to other potential customers when discussing their experience with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Company overall, refocusing on short term

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Customer-centric atitude, engineering driven. Have the werewithal to acquire and keep new customers and markets if the business case is there.

    Cons

    Until recently, US was a stopping point on the road to greatness in Tokyo. Also, US market is small fraction of global sales, resulting in lagging product when redesign is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    NEC, Irving, TX Great company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at NEC!! Very laid back environment/culture!

    Company has an onsite cafe and gym.

    Cons

    Hard to move up or get promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall, good company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture. Decent employee benefits. Potential to grow within the company is higher than others I would think. I got promoted twice in the same department.

    Cons

    Weak sales. They don't bring enough clients for us to work on. They don't have enough professional training systems established except HR training.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware, No Direction and significant layoffs

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    Former Employee - Sales in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits and Severance packages

    Cons

    Non Japanese Executive management is only focused on themselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Marketing & Business Development

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    Former Employee - Marketing & Business Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing & Business Development in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, good for minorities

    Cons

    Non-organized team, no order from the top

  11.  

    Good money. Job security.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America

    Pros

    Stability. Good pay. Decently up to date technology.

    Cons

    Small cliquey environment. You can only get so far unless you become good friends with who matters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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