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NEC Laboratories America, Inc. Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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NEC Laboratories America, Inc. President Roger T Tran
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Pros
  • Good pay, good balance between life and work, good management (in 4 reviews)

  • Friendly atmosphere, great research environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • If things go wrong there's very little time to correct them and there will be too much pressure on the intern (in 3 reviews)

  • The company is a bit small compared to other research labs like Microsoft or IBM so it might not be easy to find collaborators (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Consultant in Princeton, NJ

    Pros

    good working environment, small research company, flexible hours.

    Cons

    did not see many cons, i just stayed there for a short time.


  2. "Senior Account Payable Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Payable Clerk in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Payable Clerk in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Flex schedule, paid holidays, Accepted new ideas for streamlining the work load

    Cons

    Being a Japanese owned company, every document had to be signed by both our American supervisor and the Japanese counterpart


  3. "Telecommunication Repair Tech"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Services Depot Repair Technician in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Equipment Services Depot Repair Technician in Manassas, VA

    I worked at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment, family type atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor Corp management, Slow growth.


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  5. "NEC Las Colinas, tx"

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    Former Employee - Training Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The technicians I came across from all over North America were truly wonderful people. Employee perks were on the right track

    Cons

    during the time I was there, the people I worked with were very childish at times

    Advice to Management

    continue to improve employee relations


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A great place for experimentation"

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    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to do interesting things, very smart people, friendly atmosphere, technically challenging, good balance of work and life, travel to interesting conferences

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities, salary is median for New York area, lack of collaboration with other groups in the company, limited access to business group for ideas and data.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to increase the interaction among groups and encourage collaboration. There is also a lack of appreciation of engineering and a tendency to belittle ideas saying, "where's the research in that?" People tend to spend a lot of time talking about ideas and less time in producing real things.


  7. "research intern"

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    Current Employee - Summer Research in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Summer Research in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    not very high salary compared with others

    Cons

    nice environment, flexible working time


  8. "Excellent place to work in as a PhD great research environment"

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Lab, open to new ideas, fast tracked research opportunities with a lot of brilliant minds working there :)

    Cons

    Compensation is a little less, and the management in general isn't that great


  9. "it was an excellent experience"

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    Current Employee - Summer Research Intern in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Research Intern in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They let you publish papers which is very important for PhD students etc. Many people after working here for a while and getting industrial experience have received and accepted faculty offers.

    Cons

    cost of living is high in cupertino

    Advice to Management

    management was great...took good care of us


  10. Helpful (1)

    "accomodating"

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    Former Employee - Research Staff Member in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Research Staff Member in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you can relax yourself, not too much pressure, great location in california, friendly environment, great weather, and a lot of fun place around

    Cons

    not very productive in terms of paper, not very stable for long-term jobs, company structure may change year by year. small lab

    Advice to Management

    work hard, play harder, be more aggresive in terms of productivity. stay in california put more money and efforts on the lab


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent research work, very open and challenging work environment. Lot of cross area collaboration, innovative projects, some of the best people in the industry.

    Cons

    Pay is slightly less than a regular development company

    Advice to Management

    NY metropolitan area is kind of expensive, please try to make the salaries competitive.


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