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NEC Corporation of America Reviews

Updated April 9, 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 8 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, nice salary, mid management team is nice

    Cons

    Business is slowing down considerable. Not much in sales in the last 12 months

    Advice to Management

    When employees leave for whatever reason, new hire employees should be seriuosly considered rather than placing the job responsibilites on others.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stressful environment held together by good people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    THE PEOPLE - Great group of motivated employees looking for direction.

    Excellent benefits, competitive pay, freedom. Director level management is amazing, for the most part.

    Cons

    Blurred vision of the future.
    10 hour minimum work days.
    Lack of training as downsizing continues. Work is picked up by whoever can get it done at the time.
    Extremely cumbersome back office and order management systems.
    Confusing transformation goals based on new product offerings.
    Senior management is a watch dog / crony community and will generally hide behind a wall of voicemail/email unless absolutely necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Definitive back office process and TRAINING around them. Show you're faces more often and reassure staff that we're heading the right direction.
    Get back in touch with employee base. Most people are just generally confused and/or worried.


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  5. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Stressful job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay- excellent benefits. The worker bees are really good people to work with- vacation time is above average to start and gets better every year of employment. Excellent severance package if you are employed for over 5 years.

    Cons

    Zero job security-high stress levels due to over working of certain groups.

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent based on value of the work provided. Too often we see less educated people with lower salaries retained over higher paid but better qualified workers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The good and the bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and some really dedicated to doing a good job.

    Cons

    Lack of processes, lack of clearly identified responsible parties, many changes at the top, many changes in direction, corporate hides behind voicemail, treats the field like a customer they don't want to deal with, heavy in management.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Siloed Thinking that inhibits productivity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Long time former employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Roseville, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, good people, reasonable hours, good benefits. I was fortunate enough to have wonderful managers throughout my 15 year career there. I was given many opportunities to work in different positions and was allowed to work a reduced (30 hour) schedule my last 3 years there.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion, company earnings very unstable so constant threat of layoffs. Raises were rare as were bonuses.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NEC Corporation of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is no cap on the amount of money you can make as a salesperson.

    Cons

    The telecom industry is mature and NEC has not re-invented itself. Recurrent layoffs has become more regular.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work for if you want to truly understand how the Corporate America environment works."

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

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

    Pros

    Above average benefits, some departments have good managers

    Cons

    Extremely political, inefficient back office processes

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the (non-management) employee ideas, and frustrations more in order to implement positive changes for both employee morale and customer service. Sales can bring in customer's all day long, but if you aren't following through the entire customer experience on the same page (from sales to corporate back office support), the customer will go elsewhere next time as well as present negative comments to other potential customers when discussing their experience with the company.



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