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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Nuance full-time

    Pros

    Great software solutions. Industry leading products.

    Cons

    Very high pressure environment. Management uses old school sales techniques such as threatening your job if you do not achieve your quota for the month. Managers and VP's yell at you and talk down to the sales staff. Especially if you didn't complete one of the hundreds of tasks they ask you to do every week. The CEO is horrible, he is actually one of the reasons why the company isn't growing, too conservative. Great product...bad management!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is all over the place...they implement new sales procedures and policies on a whim without realizing the negative affects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nuance

    Pros

    Nuance does pay you and the benefits are standard for the industry.

    Cons

    On any given day you don't know if you will be laid off. HR is not there for the employees. It's a risk mitigation department for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees better...we are people

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good developers, indifferent management

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Nuance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice building. Semi-interesting projects. I worked for a smaller company that was bought out by Nuance. That company had a great start-up vibe: developers interested in the work and passionate about the intellectual challenges of software development. Even the managers at that time (project, product, program, etc.) were fairly invested in their work, their team members, and the companies. Then came the buyout...

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, indifferent management. Requests for opportunities to expand skill set on the job always denied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on IT and development, not on constantly buying more companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much pressurized work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

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

    Pros

    Good Work/Life balance. Co workers are very supportive.

    Cons

    Pay considerably less than normal pay grade in other firms. Work overload and highly intense. Structural reorganization and acquisition makes work over burdening and chaotic. Mangers listen but won't execute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for innovation and training, and designate balanced work to everyone in the group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager's review

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mahwah, NJ

    I worked at Nuance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    too many hours at work. No work life balance. Too much emphasis on billing clients in ways that are unethical at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider following your code of ethics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall seems to be a great company to work for if you are not part of an acquisition.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nuance full-time

    Pros

    The pros of working at Nuance is they allow employees to work from home resulting in better work life balance. We were acquired by Nuance, and they guaranteed everyone's positions at the time of the acquisition. They were great about adjusting salaries to be competitive with the Nuance structure and similar companies. It is a fast paced environment with a lot of talented folks.

    Cons

    The different divisions within healthcare work in silos, so it is not integrated resulting in lack of clear direction and obtainable goals. They maintained all positions as promised but we were never fully integrated so it was challenging from the client satisfaction perspective.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    3 years as a senior-level C# tools developer.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Nuance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting technologies, mostly based on speech recognition (Dragon), some cutting-edge. Most development teams allow at least part-time telecommuting. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Everything depends on what team you're in. Some are great, some are terrible. Nuance has no corporate culture of its own to speak of, the company has grown through mergers and acquisitions (sometimes that seems to be their business model). There's not nearly enough cooperation between product teams, and sometimes outright hostility. Corporate politics is brutal within mid-to-upper management.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nuance Communications, Inc.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nuance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, decent bonus if company is doing well, colleagues very helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    Recent management changes. Managers now micromanage. Too much favoritism and nepotism. Not much work-life balance.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Talented individuals to work with...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Multicultural environment, flexible hours, and ability to work from home if the situation arises; You can learn a lot from others on your team as a new employee;

    Cons

    It seems now your yearly review scores will determine if you get promoted, get a raise, or get a bonus. Certain offices unofficially will expect you to work a minimum of forty five hours a week. If you do that you will do well enough to grow. So sometimes even if you are a good performer management will not reward you as much as you might expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should make a plan with every employee on how to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Speech Scientist

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    Current Employee - Speech Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Speech Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Smart and conscientious co-workers.

    Cons

    No personal growth. Motto is sell first then worry about delivery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow flexible hours. Avoid micro-management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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