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Nuance Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  • Zero respect for work-life balance (in 35 reviews)

  • Upper management is uninterested in new ideas - they only want you to do as your told as quickly as possible (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Human Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart professional staff; interesting markets and technologies. Flexible on remote work and schedules. Location is good and and campus is nice.

    Cons

    CEO is a tyrant and the fear and lack of confidence that generates flows down the organization. Unwillingness to invest adequately in people and systems resources does nothing to mitigate commands for absolute accuracy with lightening speed. 401k is bad. No charitable giving or investment in the community.

    Advice to Management

    Spending less on CEO corp jets and exec pay may reduce regular RIFs and offshoring.


  2. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nuance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good team, good salary, flexibility

    Cons

    You are just a number for Nuance

    Advice to Management

    Threat people with more respect


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Market leader with growth potential; Culture on upswing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Development in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Development in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    .Action-oriented Culture;
    .Challenging, meaningful work;
    .Real Deal Transactions;
    .Strong Leadership and good colleagues. Folks are motivated and striving to make Nuance better;
    .Autonomy for self-driven leadership;
    .An (increased) agenda for growth and innovation; fueled by focus on organic growth targets and augmented by strategic M&A;
    .Great position for growth in current verticals - deep engagement with large enterprise customers - with global scale, and lots of headroom for growth;

    Cons

    .Hard-driving, ever-changing culture - may not be a great fit for 'wait and see' personality;
    .Acquisitions history yielded a fragmented culture - actively being addressed, but some to go;
    .Promotions - even for top caliber employees - are self-led and sometimes hard fought;
    .Legacy of quarterly metrics trumping long-term decision-making/positioning hampers the stock price, though key financials trend to significant improvement in F17/18;

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on organic growth and culture, relentlessly innovate and transition well over the next 15-18 months


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoy my career at Nuance!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The talent is proactive, professional, and engaged. The environment is outstanding making the workplace comfortable and convenient.

    Cons

    I have none to share. My experiences have been nothing but positive.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Started strong and then discovered I was in corporate hell!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nuance full-time

    Pros

    The company has great technology in voice recognition.

    Cons

    Lying and backstabbing are key cultural attributes. You cannot get anything innovative done because someone else has a different agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic expectations and goals while holding EVERYONE in the organization to the same standards.

    Nuance Response

    Jan 17, 2017 – VP, Global Talent Acqisition

    Thank you for your feedback. At Nuance we have goals that are developed and agreed to by senior leadership that cascade to everyone in the organization. Our products in the voice recognition ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Take a look at Nuance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptionally cooperative environment
    Management team that cares
    Great compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Need more good hires that are difficult to find

    Advice to Management

    Stay on the course that has made us great


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nuance GTM Operations - a fabulous place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nuance GTM Operations has strong management, focused on the business. The team is interested in providing a strong contribution. They are results oriented, emotionally intelligent, hard working and fun.

    Cons

    I have nothing to share.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great coworkers and family-friendly management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team centered coworkers who take up slack for you when you need it. All here are hard chargers who go the extra mile for the company and each other. Manager's doors are open mostly and have open office hours twice a day. Mostly senior engineers working here.
    The technology is cutting edge and the equipment for developers is state of the art. Best development IDEs and DevOps team is packed with cross-disciplined people to implement new ideas. Software risk is well-managed and releases are weekly. Quality gates are automated and the company is growing.

    Cons

    Can be intense at times with lots of lulls in the action. When we pour it on, it's on! Then we can relax and review the release items.

    Advice to Management

    Pace work volume a bit better (working on it, I know). Staff up on IT engineers. Increase training opportunities.


  10. "Positive, smart energy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    World wide, market leading products and people. Passionate driven colleagues. Management allows room for creativity in solving tough problems.

    Cons

    Some divisions have challenges working through channels

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in products to maintain market leadership.


  11. "Great place to grow your career!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nuance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nuance is a great place to work and to advance. We offer:
    * Fabulous smart people who all work together cooperatively to accomplish cool, innovative technology. People are focused on company success, and teams are open and eager to collaborate. Smart, young employees just starting their careers are highly valued for their fresh insights as well as their potential.
    * You can make your own opportunities to grow, learn, and advance, with Management's support and encouragement. Take on new challenges, and you are rewarded. Within one department I've requested and taken on several very different roles, which all add to my effectiveness and career satisfaction.
    * Very flexible hours

    Cons

    The commute to the Burlington office.



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