Nuance

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Nuance Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
311 Reviews

3.2
311 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, if you are in the right division or have the right manager (in 23 reviews)

  • I'm able to work from home and the team leaders are great (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • They claim to support work/life balance, but that truly doesn't exist (in 21 reviews)

  • HR and senior management will listen to you, but they won't hear a word you're saying (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company culture is dynamic and energetic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Smart dedicate people who care about the work they do. Being an international company a solution to a problem can take on many different forms. The learning opportunities are numerous and span most industries. Career paths are many and the company encourage employees to participate in the different trainings offered.

    Cons

    Dynamic work environment sometimes forgets to include others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time making connection with their teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    6 months and going good; Interesting technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect  in  West Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in West Mahwah, NJ

    Pros

    Been working with the company for the last 6 months and so far i only have positive feedback.

    Team is great.
    Work Culture is very good.
    Flexible Work from home policy.
    Salary - Decent compared to the market.
    .

    Cons

    Its been just 6 months..so no cons as of now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None as of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great technology, good company/benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Overall the company benefits are very comprehensive: Medical, Dental, Vision plan. Company paid short-term and long-term term disability are included. 401K matching plus Employee Stock Purchase Plan are available. The PTO policy is quite generous starting at 20 days combined vacation/sick/personal time-off.

    Talented team/resources that have the customer first mindset.

    Cons

    Nuance has grown through acquisitions and it takes time to integrate systems, processes, culture etc. So navigating within Nuance can be a challenge if you deal with multiple product lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on "operational" efficiencies to integrate systems, processes and create a culture of continuous improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nuance is a fast paced company with lots of talented people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Nuance is great about supporting employees in terms of training, collaboration, and work life balance. With Nuance University, an online education tool, I was able to quickly gain an understanding of the company. This helped me feel right at home very quickly.

    In terms of collaboration, I believe that the company's intranet is the easiest to use and most helpful internal website that I have ever used. In the past, I had always thought of this as a place for company benefit and HR stuff, however with the Voice, people are able to treat it like both a social network and collaboration platform.

    Cons

    I am the only Marketing person of my floor, and am surrounded by Engineers. It has been difficult to figure out who my team is since I don't sit among them.

    I also feel like the leadership is a little more siloed from the rest of the employees, rather than integrated with them. This can sometimes make me feel like the executive are not being transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I came to Nuance, I was looking to start a career, rather than just simply a job. It would be great to have a better understanding of the different career paths that each role can take as well as learn what management is looking for to move folks into those positions.

    It would also be nice to have a mentorship program and internal support groups that can help you along your career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience at this company has been great so far, I have been able to learn a lot in a fast paced environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    The pros of working at Nuance is that the environment is very friendly and I can go and ask anyone a question in my Dept. and they are always willing to help. The work environment is also very fast paced.

    Cons

    Sometimes the fast paced environment can get out of hand and is slightly demanding. This can be stressful at times, but it happens everywhere, so its not a big deal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have great communication with my senior engineer, but not so much with my manager and I think more communication with the manager would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Great technology, flexible work schedule. Many smart people to work with. Support for continuing education through in-house and university classes and seminars.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive and not paid by company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    Pros

    Pay is nice for my role in sales. Some people are very fun to work with. Technology is very cool.

    Cons

    There are a lot of conference calls, even if people are in the same building. It would be much better if we all bounced ideas off of each other and made the job a bit more creative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Exceting and interesting place to work.

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    Current Employee - Principal Research Engineer  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Research Engineer in Burlington, MA

    Pros

    People in the field are very knowledgeable and helpful.

    Cons

    Process maybe a bit complicate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nuance strives to drive excellence and exceed all customer expectations.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Loyalty  in  Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Loyalty in Melbourne, FL

    Pros

    Nuance has a very high scope on the overall customer experience.

    Cons

    It is a great work culture and provides a very easy boarding process for new employees. Nuance is also very responsive to employee feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for and lots challenge

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance, if you are in the right division or have the right manager.
    - Not too much politics.
    - Flexible work time.
    - Good benefits.
    - Average pay
    - Numerous choices of technology / areas to work with, super smart co-workers, continuous learning opportunities, greater community participation / volunteering opportunities.

    Cons

    Large company means profits are the most important thing (hard to avoid).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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