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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated July 20, 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)

    "Growing company with good opportunities for talented people."

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    There is tremendous opportunity for growth with a company that is well known in Japan, but less known in the US. The products are solid, and management seems to be fairly stable. The benefits package is comparable to other large US companies, with good health plans and matching 401K. General employee morale seems to be positive.

    Cons

    The company is owned by NEC Japan, and foreign leadership & culture is sometimes difficult to understand. There is a long wait for some products, due to lead times from Japanese manufacturing facilities - this causes stress for employees who deal with customers used to quick turnaround from competitors like IBM, HP, and Dell.

    Advice to Management

    Push back more on the leadership from NEC Japan, and strive to do things more targeted at the American market.


  2. "Challenging but fulfilling, with great people to work with and great products."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, dedicated employees, great benefits, good facility.

    Cons

    Japanese management turnover, little 'skin in the game' before rotated out. Consistent direction and marketing vision needed.

    Advice to Management

    Establish brand identity for NEC in the U.S. Separate Cisco sales channel under another name...to confusing to be selling a competitor on one hand while promoting NEC on the other. Support the Channel with serious marketing dollars nationally. Bring NEC innovation from Japan and establish reputation for great technology in North America.

  3. "overall good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, get 20 days vacation, relax work environment

    Cons

    Limit opportunity, there are few people for each position


  4. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits & competitive salary

    Cons

    Need to travel & no career growth


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, great facilities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the diversity in this company! I had many Japanese, Korean, and Indian friends.
    The facility had a decent gym and great cafeteria with several healthy and not so healthy choices.
    There's a recently finished courtyard for walking, and plenty of space in the parking garage.
    Management was always looking for new improvement projects so there were numerous opportunities to build new skills. They had a large IT department, and I always got the feeling the company was focused on remaining cutting-edge, not reactionary.

    Cons

    While the US executive staff seemed focused and caring, I didn't get the same feeling about the management in Japan. It seemed they didn't always care what allowed the best synergy with their subsidiaries, and they didn't seem interested in changing to a more streamlined yet more insightful reporting tool. So there was a lot of extra work putting the same financial information into different fields and formats. This caused more than a few late nights for the reworks, but definitely not enough to make me want to leave. I would probably still work there if I didn't have to move.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Billing Coordinator in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Billing Coordinator in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management always communicates with you, benefits & pay were decent and company believes in a balance between work & family. If you are looking for a lot of overtime, this company is not for you. I loved working for NEC and would recommend NEC to any of my friends.

    Cons

    I really did not experience any cons while I was working at NEC.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice is, don't stop communicating to your employees and never take away the balance of work & family life. You will end up with a great team that will give you a 100%.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "NEC has so many innovative technology and great people to work with."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great innovative technology and products. There are a lot of Inspiring and hard working people to work with.

    Cons

    A little bit of silo mentality of each technology area and we need more integrated solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your great initiatives.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at NEC Corporation of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open, creative, inovative, flexible and free.

    Cons

    Japan oriented and less strategy

    Advice to Management

    Need to enhance global strategy


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good people and interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, comprehensive benefits, interesting technology (biometrics).

    Cons

    Somewhat isolated from other sister divisions and corporations in other locations.


  10. "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


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