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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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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 9 reviews)

  • lack of financial stability as a corporation continued changes in upper management to no avail (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Problem manager"

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    Current Employee - Client Liaison in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Client Liaison in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment for new guys looking to get into the IT field and want real word experience

    Cons

    Pay rate is lacking.. Management is not parallel with IT giants in this industry


  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company, but it requires more market "appetite""

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Very ethical and reliable company
    - Very employee friendly
    - Environmentally friendly

    Cons

    - Lacks a more competitive approach to the market
    - Product portfolio is conservative and the business cycle is longer than an American-based company
    - Slow motion decisions

    Advice to Management

    The company is great, but it demands a more competitive approach to the market.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low Turnover. Work/Life Balance. Majority of the employees are very considerate, kind and great people to work with. There is a very good corporate culture in terms of respect across all position levels. Negative behaviors such as bickering and unjustifiable contentions are not tolerated.

    Cons

    Too much internal competition. Not open to acquiring new tools to replace older tools due to fear of change, cost of replacement and the hassle of retraining. Lack of accountability.

    Advice to Management

    The company has suffered over the years due to the mistakes made by certain executive members. More accountability has to be in placed especially for those higher up in the chain of command. Employees who have been at NEC for a while should be more willing to accept change that will benefit the company and its future. It will be up to the Executive Management(EM) to sell this to the workforce and help the workforce focus on the future, not the present or the past. Some visions have been cast by the EM during the townhall meetings but they are generally very vague and all encompassing. More specifics action items and goals have to be added. Each BU leader has to say what he/she is responsible for to be accountable to the employees.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great innovation in Japan. They really push the boundaries of technology.

    Cons

    Great innovation in Japan, but never figured out how to grow the NA business. Even if businesses were growing they would bring in leaders that would derail successful business.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a strategy and let it execute for a couple of years before shunning it midway and hire the right type of leaders.


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Former NECAM employee"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Solution Architect
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Solution Architect
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary, work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    Continuous reorganization and corporate restructuring. Terrible back office processes and systems.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Working in a small section allowed us to do what it took to get job done.

    Cons

    Market is down. Need more sales people.


  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.


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