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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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NEC Corporation of America President & CEO Shinsuke Takahashi
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Pros
  • Good work life balance for employees (in 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits (though starting to erode a bit); some great people who work there (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • It seems that NEC America struggles with its business in US market (in 8 reviews)

  • lack of financial stability as a corporation continued changes in upper management to no avail (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "researcher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very flexible working environment and encourage creative thinking to solve the real problems. The managers here are very supportive and have good vision

    Cons

    communication with headquarters in Japan is sometimes very difficult due to culture and language barrier. Need to travel to Japan often if necessary.

    Advice to Management

    understand what is our core value in the company and hope to make a breakthrough to benefit the company as a whole rather than working on single short-term target


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Director Project Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Great products. Loyal customers.

    Cons

    Too little marketing. Unable to get past Niche siloed offerings to sell whole portfolio.

    Advice to Management

    Improve marketing. Develop roadmap to integrate whole portfolio into sales and delivery.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Silos - Layoffs year after year - Slow Brontosaurus being eaten by Agile Raptors"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Nice People (Mostly)
    Fun Activities
    Balanced CEO
    Work life Balance
    Close to Airport
    Great Identity Solutions (Biometrics)

    Cons

    Poor Communication
    Executive Cronyism
    Too risk averse
    Constant Downsizing
    No Control - Answers to Japan
    Not a True Global Company
    No Women on Board of Directors
    Too Many Executives Living Outside DFW HQ - True Cause of Silos


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (though starting to erode a bit); some great people who work there. Bonuses for even non-sales when times are good. Some of the divisional and departmental managers are really good, but your success depends on whether you have a good manager or not.

    Cons

    Terrible executive management in North America. Not visionary and stuck in the past. Too much reliance on "waiting for Japan to act."

    Advice to Management

    Management should take a hard look at the offerings and focus on areas where NEC can dominate. Also, get rid of the deadwood when you start doing the annual layoffs. Too many of the good team members are let go, while others who do very little remain simply because they've been there so long.


  6. "Area Svcs Mgr"

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    Former Employee - Area Services Manager Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Area Services Manager Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was empowered to run the business.

    Cons

    Needed better sales team, would work well to actively recruit all year round. Wasn't too sure of the direction of the sales teams.

    Advice to Management

    Good work environment, great opportunities. Hard to keep up a good pace in the event we didn't make numbers, we were instructed to layoff team members. Clients didn't like that as they were the face of NEC.


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    "NEC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Entry in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Order Entry in Grand Prairie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance cost very good and pays

    Cons

    No family time. Very stressful 50 to 60 hours weekly salary

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees


  8. "Senior Product Engineering Manager / Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Irving, TX

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work with.

    Cons

    Not that I can comment


  9. "Sales Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Wage, Good Benefits, 401K, etc.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership / management team at the mid management level. The level above seemed good but the middle management level was terrible. Close to hostile work environment. Big old boys club and no effective resources to do your job with very little support or help. Very much sink or swim with very little direction or leadership. Treated (not the only one - many stories) very unfairly as a woman. Heard of many previous employees wanting to file law suits. I just wanted out.

    Advice to Management

    Middle Management in some areas of the organization need to be VERY closely looked at. Especially within the SE organization, you have some loose cannons on your hands with harassment (guess which form) written all over it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are very kind and really care about the welfare of the company.

    Cons

    Ethnocentric leadership out of Japan that refuses to invest in the marketing, branding and leadership the company in the US needs to rebuild its reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and give internal talent a chance to shine. Utilize management practices that make sense for this market.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Retail Solutions Division Technical Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great health benefits
    unlimited overtime if hourly

    Cons

    unlimited overtime if salary
    unrealistic expectations
    chaos driven / reactive
    unable to manage client


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