NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Lack of direction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Company provides decent work environment. Products are quality and

    Cons

    Poor management/cronyism. Mandatory taking of vacation days. Can't schedule your own vacations very well based on this


  2. Helpful (2)

    Stressful job

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay- excellent benefits. The worker bees are really good people to work with- vacation time is above average to start and gets better every year of employment. Excellent severance package if you are employed for over 5 years.

    Cons

    Zero job security-high stress levels due to over working of certain groups.

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent based on value of the work provided. Too often we see less educated people with lower salaries retained over higher paid but better qualified workers.


  3. Helpful (1)

    The good and the bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Siloed Thinking that inhibits productivity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was paid for a least 1 year to train others to replace me. Great Benefits. So much vacation time, there's no way to use it all.

    Cons

    Direct sales competes with Channel. Each knows nothing about each other when the current competitive model is to sell product 90% through channel. 6 quarters of firings each quarter puts everyone on edge. Employees are constantly preparing on a quarterly basis to lose their jobs on the Direct side.

    Advice to Management

    Drive Channel sales with direct team members. Get rid of the archaic ordering and accounting systems that require 4 people to touch one order. In this day and age of click to order, this complicated data entry for each sale is ridiculous.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Long time former employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Roseville, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, 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.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion, company earnings very unstable so constant threat of layoffs. Raises were rare as were bonuses.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  8. Helpful (2)

    My experience at NEC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who take care of the customers.

    Cons

    Difficult internal processes. No internal cohesion, teaming. All that is left to the individuals and if they are benevolent enough to help. Service personnel sticks together and helps one another. Others don't.

    Advice to Management

    Management of personnel who support customers understand the business. Doesn't seem like other management does. With all the layoffs when Sales doesn't make their numbers, everyone is swamped (+50 hours/week) because work is just handed to employees who are left. This doesn't foster a good culture.


  9. Telecom Sales Pro

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    The Best Of Times...The Worst of Times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Operations - Management
    Current Employee - Field Operations - Management
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great Products, difficult sales environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.



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