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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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NEC Corporation of America President & CEO Shinsuke Takahashi
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Pros
  • Reasonable Salary, Good benefits, and work-life balance with flexible work hours, Very friendly co workers (in 14 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)

  • Terrible back office processes and systems (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Marketing Specialist"

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    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.


  3. "It was a decent place at one time...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    NEC has had some really great people working there.

    Cons

    Too many changes, especially in upper management. As soon as you would get comfortable with one leader, he would be let go and a replacement would come in, which means then adjusting to the new leader's style, go to market strategy, comp plan, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Choose a direction and go with it. Stop the revolving door in sales management.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Lewisville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    most of the employees that are left have 10 + years tenure so they are very knowledgeable and willing to help. I was a junior member of our department with only 9 years

    Cons

    NEC hires new mgmt. about every 2 years and has changed major software programs every year. They have a layoff every year in April so it is hard for a newer person to learn the job because it changes so often.

    Advice to Management

    stick with what you have and allow it to improve


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Project
    Former Employee - Project
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worked with nice people and had freedom to do your job independently.

    Cons

    Our division was struggling with many laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Better utilize employees across different product lines.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "cons only"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    really did not have any pro's

    Cons

    hours sucked, managers treated employee's like trash

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Product Management"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In my opinion only, the company is global in nature, very stable from a 150+ year old company, many technology under it's umbrella. Company benefits competitive. Strong presence as a global company and many want to partner with the company.

    Cons

    In my opinion only, direction is lacking, too many products that are not streamlined to generate a clear picture in the market. With all the technology it has, the ability to leverage is weak.

    Advice to Management

    Build a strategic direction, work to get ideas from employees, have management work to deliver the same message both internally and externally. Implement the message to come to fruition.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Small Company Feel in a Multinational"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    NEC ECT has a small company feel. The culture is cooperative. All groups work together to deliver the best product possible. Middle management is very knowledgeable about the product and technologies. Middle management is generally supportive of the developers.

    The development is fast paced. There are a number of technologies in use so technical opportunities abound.

    Cons

    NEC has competing products in the UC space and has not invested enough in NEC ECT's product, 3C, particularly in the areas of marketing and sales.

    The small size of the company limits opportunities for advancement to management.

    Advice to Management

    Decide where the future lies and eliminate duplicate product offerings. Market and sell 3C aggressively.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Employees are nice, great benefits, flexible working, can work remote whenever, managers stick up for their teams

    Cons

    There are lots of changes and layoffs going on and with that there's also a lot of confusion as to who is supposed to be doing what and who they are supposed to go to. There also aren't many opportunities for growth or employee development.

    Advice to Management

    Have open communication with the entire company about what's going on so there isn't so much confusion. Management seems to be in a bubble of secrecy but the employees not in management needs to know what's going on too.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Just ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Management is kind of respectful and provides good work life balance.

    Cons

    Company is struggling and not many opportunity to grow on personal career path. Lack of communication and direction. Things are running without thorough preparation and management does not take ownership and leave it to you to figure things out yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Effective communication and support employee career growth.



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