NICE Systems

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NICE Systems Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
148 Reviews
2.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance can be good if you're not afraid to tell your manager to leave you alone (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people to work with (at least most of them) (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance (OUT-of-BALANCE: If you are competent prepare to be worked to the bone (in 8 reviews)

  • Lack of clear upper management goals with confusions with release updates (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nice Systems

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NICE Systems

    Pros

    Decent pay and good opportunities

    Cons

    Long Hours during week and many weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dissatisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NICE Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary and bonus

    Cons

    I am a recent hire and had no idea about NICE until I joined few months back. Online reviews could be somewhat misleading because the culture really depends on the group you join. NICE has acquired several small companies in US and each group has its own culture and practices. I realized the online reviews are more descriptive of NICE Israel not NICE US. Unfortunately NICE US has been a great disappointment so far and I would not recommend. Poor management and lack of skilled technical people makes this a sweatshop (This is true for the group that I am working in).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Revenue, revenue, revenue

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NICE Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    My coworkers were great
    Benefits package is great

    Cons

    Company only cares about revenue.
    They are not customer focused which makes it hard to do an effective job in a timely manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    current employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NICE Systems

    Pros

    great product and colleagues in general and very nice.

    Cons

    Hard to grow within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Can't quite get it together...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NICE Systems full-time

    Pros

    - competitive benefits
    - lots of mobility across roles and geographies
    - lots of opportunity to impact improvements
    - good employee morale programs (parties, food, awards, etc.)
    - leadership desire to do and be better (just not executing on it for reasons described below)

    Cons

    - total emphasis on cost control at the expense of product quality, innovation, learning, program excellence, efficiency and customer experience. Isn't possible for a high tech company to continue operating in this manner and remain successful. Note that growth is almost exclusively from acquisitions.
    - low trust culture: more tightly held decision-making than I've seen at any other company. Several top-talent leaders left because they were not allowed to make key decisions for their groups - lots of responsibility and accountability without authority which is senseless.
    - Mostly C and below talent, A talent gets frustrated with the tight control and mediocrity built into the culture and leaves.
    - Infrastructure and processes are so inefficient and clumsy that it becomes a serious barrier to getting one's job done.
    - Very much a glass ceiling for non-Israelis. Israelis are routinely given preference for leadership jobs outside of Israel, even when they are nowhere near as qualified as local candidates. This really hurts the business in many ways.
    - Work-life integration for most is non-existent. There is a belief that if you don't work 60-80 hours every week, you're not really committed. Employees who are parents of children routinely have to sacrifice their relationships to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Excellence needs to be a core value built into the fabric of the company and reflected in products and talent.
    - Cost management should not be valued above innovation and quality
    - Constant control of decisions from Israel hurts the products, employees and customer base.
    - Leadership roles (especially VP and above) should be held by people who are well qualified and who reflect the local/regional culture.
    - Human beings only have so much capacity - just because they are working crazy hours does not mean you are really getting more value. In fact, it means you are getting less because they lose their ability to think objectively, strategically and rationally and they pay a huge cost in health, family relationships and overall wellness that detracts from their performance. And then there are the spouses and children who want them to leave the company...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Problematic on all levels

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst
    Former Employee - QA Analyst

    I worked at NICE Systems

    Pros

    Management sometimes goes extra-mile to ensure employee success. Good pay rate. Smart environment.

    Cons

    Abusive in terms of workload, abusive in terms of work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NICE Systems

    Pros

    I mean their is nothing good about this position

    Cons

    The best part of the job was the day i quit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management, current management sucks.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    NICE: the good the bad the ugly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at NICE Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good base salary. Autonomous environment - your success is what you make of it. Nice place to work for the diligent and the prepared. Work-life balance is what you make of it too - but if you keep giving it up, they will keep taking it. It is a job that you show up for because the pay is good, period. Great place to be for sales folks - top notch bonuses and world-class company sponsored events to support your drive to hit your quota each quarter.

    Cons

    Bad execution of bonus's - no clear path to understand why you or your group hit your mark or not.
    Boring/repetitive work environment, unless daily escalations entertain you. You will fall on your sword often here.
    Don't expect much help on the ladder up unless you speak Hebrew, or work under one of the managers who actually are good at managing and mentoring, most others got to mid-management through merit promotions by being technically proficient, but lack management skills. Executive management appears to know what they are doing at the top, but are disconnected, with little visibility to the technology or who the middle managers are, leading to frequently changing agendas and policies. Expect annual re-orgs - it appears to be the standard but ineffective tool for fixing the perennial customer satisfaction problem. How the industry leader can stay on top year after year with such poor customer satisfaction speaks to the powerful sales machine that NICE is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ugliest part of the organization is the gap between exec and middle management; it creates the chaos that ends with poor customer satisfaction. Close this gap through mentoring and see a return to success in the market.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NICE Systems (more than a year)

    Pros

    leadership, culture, nice building, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    location, could be better: benefits, salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Meteoric rise is both the strength and weakness of NICE.

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    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at NICE Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    NICE is a great company with some of the best people I ever worked with. They are smart, work to win and truly care about the survivability of the company. Many go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure this happens. Perhaps most importantly people are respectful and genuinely care about one another on a personal level. It is this level of commitment which has gotten the company to where it is today. Good products and solid market share.

    Cons

    NICE's success is also its downfall. Upper management is dysfunctional with some of the folks getting to positions which they should not be in, based on the success of the company. There is the "upper management" club which is downright rude and abusive to the aforementioned people who go above and beyond day after day. It is for this reason that there has been a large amount of turnover and there has been slippage strategically. It was very sad to watch good people go because of upper management. Equally sad was that the people who should be leaders have the worst behavior. Pay is relatively low, benefits are good. No work-life balance as management will call you routinely after hours or while you are on vacation with some fabricated fire drill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some golden nuggets is upper management who could still do the right thing for the company and its people. Act now, clean house and regain some stability which is quickly being lost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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