NEC Laboratories America, Inc.

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NEC Laboratories America, Inc. Reviews in Princeton, NJ

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
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  1.  

    Very good place to work at.

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    Former Employee - Summer Research in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Summer Research in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely smart people. Working on important research problems. Good track record for tier one publications. I had a really great time during the summer when I spent three months as an intern working on a research prototype.

    Cons

    Other than the fact that they have only two locations, one in Princeton and another in California, I cannot think of many cons. The perks may not be the best as in matching the famous internet companies but other than that, I am not sure what the real cons are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it as it is.

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    Research Intern

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    Former Employee - Research Intern in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Brilliant researchers in your collaboration; you have your own office even as an intern.

    Cons

    Too much pressure; overall it is good.

    Recommends
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    Good for a short term internship

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, the area is quiet, good pay

    Cons

    Management is poor, mentoring is not good enough for interns, no clear plan for work

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place for experimentation

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    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to do interesting things, very smart people, friendly atmosphere, technically challenging, good balance of work and life, travel to interesting conferences

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities, salary is median for New York area, lack of collaboration with other groups in the company, limited access to business group for ideas and data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to increase the interaction among groups and encourage collaboration. There is also a lack of appreciation of engineering and a tendency to belittle ideas saying, "where's the research in that?" People tend to spend a lot of time talking about ideas and less time in producing real things.

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good internship experience

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    Current Employee - Research Intern in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work environment (relaxed but productive), co-workers, nice group events. Office doors are usually open and you can chat with anyone as long as they are not extremely busy with something (and I never encountered that)

    Cons

    The area is a bit too quiet and there is not a great amount of things to do. It feels like a good place to settle down (in a bad way). But then again, definitely great for a few months.

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    research intern

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    Current Employee - Summer Research in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Summer Research in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    not very high salary compared with others

    Cons

    nice environment, flexible working time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent place to work in as a PhD great research environment

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NEC Laboratories America, Inc.

    Pros

    Excellent Lab, open to new ideas, fast tracked research opportunities with a lot of brilliant minds working there :)

    Cons

    Compensation is a little less, and the management in general isn't that great

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  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NEC Laboratories America, Inc.

    Pros

    Excellent research work, very open and challenging work environment. Lot of cross area collaboration, innovative projects, some of the best people in the industry.

    Cons

    Pay is slightly less than a regular development company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NY metropolitan area is kind of expensive, please try to make the salaries competitive.

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    It is a great place for research

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at NEC Laboratories America, Inc.

    Pros

    good place for work and beautiful view

    Cons

    they only recruit phd student for research job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there should be more communication with a department

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