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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated June 2, 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 (2)

    "Beware, No Direction and significant layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits and Severance packages

    Cons

    Non Japanese Executive management is only focused on themselves


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Siloed Thinking that inhibits productivity"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was paid for a least 1 year to train others to replace me. Great Benefits. So much vacation time, there's no way to use it all.

    Cons

    Direct sales competes with Channel. Each knows nothing about each other when the current competitive model is to sell product 90% through channel. 6 quarters of firings each quarter puts everyone on edge. Employees are constantly preparing on a quarterly basis to lose their jobs on the Direct side.

    Advice to Management

    Drive Channel sales with direct team members. Get rid of the archaic ordering and accounting systems that require 4 people to touch one order. In this day and age of click to order, this complicated data entry for each sale is ridiculous.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Excellent location. Bizzare sales strategy.

    Cons

    no loyalty for the employees. A lot of laid offs and they do not offer labor stability at all. One day you are in the next they you are out for reorganizations matters.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "NEC America"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company claims they have no debt

    Cons

    Not sensitive to US market. Vision and direction is based on what they see in Japan.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "So Frustrating - ESU"

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    Former Employee - Biz Dev in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Biz Dev in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The first 6-7 years of my employment at ESU was a tremendously positive experience.
    The potential for NEC to make a difference to their customers is huge! They have an impressive portfolio of technology.
    There are allot of great people in the rank and file with a true desire to serve their customers

    Cons

    Leadership has essentially destroyed the ESU business in the past 3-4 years with a very poor attempt at"Transformation." In order to transform, one must fully understand BOTH current state and future state and develop a plan to achieve goals. They essentially threw away a business unit and took a big steamy on allot of loyal employees and more importantly - customers.
    I feel like I completely wasted the last 10 years of my professional life because of the final 3 years. I really thought I could help positively affect change and I feel stupid because I did not see how inept the organization was sooner.

    Advice to Management

    First decide if you will sell direct to end users, if so commit to it.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Never Ending Change"

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

    Pros

    Loyal Customers, hard working technicians

    Cons

    Management constantly changing, no direction, rampant negativity

    Advice to Management

    Decide on a direction for the company and stick to it


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loyal customers and employees, that work hard to deliver promised technology. Benefits were above other US companies. You got rid of Hooper and gang, now just one more to go!

    Cons

    The Hooper and Takahashi era is proving to diminish the NEC footprint in the US. Technology lags industry leaders and no strategy to improve the current path.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to look at management, you are the reason the company is failing. Stop sitting in a room and pretending everything is going to improve. It isn't!


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Retail Solutions Division Technical Support"

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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 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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "upper managment living the good life"

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fellow workers are great, management talks a good game for the legal team to hear, but force employees

    Cons

    worked at NEC for 13 years,survived 43 lay offs. this is a sinking ship. SMB Sales
    management flat out lies to consumers and the employees.

    Advice to Management

    get out of the telecom business, your lost and don't have a clue what the market is looking for. Stop promoting upper management that is losing your edge and just says YES. Start laying off some VP


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Talented and focused employees with under qualified mgmt"

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

    Pros

    Highly qualified and talented engineers with high quality deliverable products.
    Company has plenty of room for growth within most business units.

    Cons

    Repeated failures by Japanese mgmt continues.
    With repeated failures good management would find the root cause instead of addressing symptoms such as something as simply as Director level resources lacking a college degrees or proper grammar and writing skills.

    Advice to Management

    Review the qualifications and backgrounds of Directors. Survey resources under the management member to get a understanding of leadership and knowledge capabilities. NEC cannot afford to have management members placed into leadership positions who received position by politics or who instead of what they know.


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