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"Great company/bad company: it really depends what division you work for and whom you work for"

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Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Fascinating company in terms of the technologies it owns or buys through its acquisitions. Nuance also has made a concerted effort in the past year to offer technical training across all the different divisions. Pay is above average.

Cons

The working culture can feel like a refuge camp of disparate employees that came from different acquisitions. Subsequent product development is often outsourced which hurts morale and often lessens the inspiration behind the product.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Burned out with no relief in sight"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    These comments are specifically speaking to the Melbourne , Florida facility.

    Limitless amounts of work to be done - you'll never be bored!
    Better than average amounts of time off annually.
    HR and senior management will listen when you have something to say.
    Upper-Mid-Level management are company veterans.
    Jobs are constantly being posted for positions company-wide.

    Cons

    These comments are specifically speaking to the Melbourne, Florida facility.

    You'll never be bored because they will be working you to death! Every person has a red-line and this company will push you well beyond this red-line!

    Sure, you get plenty of allocated time off annually, but most of it's worthless. You can't use it all because only half of your time-off requests will ever be approved, you can't sell it back to the company, and if you can only roll-over 40 hours annually - anything more will be lost. I don't know anyone who has been able to use all of their allotted PTO time in the past 5 years except for those who went out on sick leave for some major illness - oh yeah, and if you ever have to switch over to Long Term Disability, you'll immediately be terminated with no possibility of being rehired.

    HR and senior management will listen to you, but they won't hear a word you're saying. They only hear what they want to hear.

    Upper-Mid-Level managers are part of the "good-ole-buddy yes-man club" - seems the only way to get into the club is for someone to die of old age. So, unless you feel like waiting 15-20 more years for one of them to keel over, forget about ever getting promoted into their ranks.

    Jobs are constantly being posted , but forget about applying for them - most of them never get filled, or the position is posted and then closed without being filled, going back to my first comment about how they work people to death!

    The only reason why there aren't more people leaving - there are very few jobs open in the Melbourne area and a rather high number of people in the area looking for work.

    I don't have a good outlook for this company or the Melbourne facility - with them doing layoffs at minimum once a year, sometimes twice a year, soon there will be nobody left.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate management - PLEASE - take a close look at the Melbourne facility and their business practices. People don't complain more because they are afraid of losing their jobs. You will never know all the non-sense going on because you don't take the time to find out for yourselves and your employees are afraid of landing in the unemployment line.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology. A wonderful place to work if you have a good manager. PTO and paid holidays.

    Cons

    If you are not a Mon-Fri schedule, you are out some of the paid holidays if they fall on your regular day off as you do not get another day off in its place. That is particularly true if you work Tues-Sat. Very hard to keep work/home life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Value those employees who are the bread and butter of the company. Truly reward those who go and above what is expected by putting your money where your mouth is.

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