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Nuance Software Developer Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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  1. "Great first intern experience!"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nuance for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, and large learning curve!

    Cons

    Not much training, high expectations

    Nuance2016-04-07
  2. "Decent Job"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nuance full-time

    Pros

    Pay and people were fine.

    Cons

    They are a large publicly traded corporation.

    Nuance2019-07-11
  3. "Career Stagnation"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nuance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The ability to work from home when necessary.

    Cons

    Company culture and investment in promoting from within are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Have clearer channels of communication and more transparency.

    Nuance2019-04-07
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Word to the wise ..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nuance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice work location in the downtown Seattle area, in an ancient building. Bagels served on Monday mornings, too. Some of the people are very friendly.

    Cons

    Management is looking to outsource as much as possible, so one might be skeptical as to the stability of their future at Nuance. Teams are not concerned with whether individuals flourish, enjoy their work or are particularly successful.

    Advice to Management

    What you are doing is counterproductive to how proper software is developed. Stop thinking that Nuance is some mecca of software and realize it is really just another place to work. Give your employees a real reason to stay.

    Nuance2016-12-26
  5. Helpful (3)

    "It's good while your project is funded"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nuance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Value talent when it is aligned with the business focus. Well organized and execution driven teams. Driven teams.

    Cons

    People are only valued as long as they needed for particular project. As soon as funding stops nobody cares about retaining talent. It becomes your responsibility to notice when project stop doing well and start looking around. Recruiters at the same time will be hiring from the outside when planning layoffs of the same people they need.

    Advice to Management

    You go after big projects and lost the dynamics of development thru internal innovations. Stop acquiring like crazy and get managers who are ready to innovate from within.

    Nuance2016-11-22
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Its all about the dollar"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nuance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very few... relative to other places... they do give you free soda and coffee. Their pay is on par with other companies

    Cons

    the employee evaluation process is poorly handled... you are graded on a bell shaped curve... the process is handled like the prom queen elections... favorites plays a lot in this scale... no matter what you do... you are not going to advance on this curve at evaluation time... only the favorites of the manager will get a high end of the curve in score. While they demand a 45 hour work week, I have at times consistently...

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    Advice to Management

    the people who work here are a resource that you squander...

    Nuance2014-12-02
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Worker respect is an after thought at Nuance."

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Developer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nuance

    Pros

    Some of the pros about this place included a great benefits package, very intelligent co-workers, and a chance to work with some new and cutting edge technologies. Free Soda?

    Cons

    Where to begin..well first off this place treats workers as expendable. Be prepared to work long hours and to sacrifice your weekends and personal time all in the name of padding Paul Ricci's pockets. Nuance is a perfect example of a company that pays their employees just enough not to quit. As a result most employees do just enough work not to get fired. Worker morale is also very low because of the constant threat of...

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    Advice to Management

    The employees of Nuance are the greatest asset that it posses. Disgruntling employees is a sure way to have very brilliant and talented people leave and apply their skills to other companies. Having low worker morale is also a sure way to have otherwise brilliant people produce mediocre work. Treat your employees better.

    Nuance2011-04-20
  8. "I have been working at Nuance full-time for 7 years"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nuance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good, experienced people, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Social life is at minimum level.

    Nuance2019-07-02
  9. Helpful (11)

    "Big promises, disappointing reality"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nuance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nuance was very kind to me, they brought me from my home country to their Montreal office, followed through on the hiring process, were willing to help and train me, and recognized my efforts with good reviews, raises, a promotion, and business trip for more training. I worked day and night to guarantee I was giving back and they were happy with my contributions

    Cons

    But that didn’t mean a thing because their layoffs are decided by accountants and not actual management. I got cut with 15 other people in my office and overall 200 people as part of this Azure restructuring. Now I’m stranded in a new country needing to try and make things work with work permits, residency, etc and why? Because of some top-heavy decision

    Advice to Management

    Seriously take a moment and reflect on what your company is all about. Strapping managers with 35+ employees, half of which are remote, is not a recipe for effective communication. Cutting massive numbers of people doesn’t inspire your remaining teams to work hard for the sake of producing a superior product. Nuance sadly isn’t on the cutting edge of this field anymore, and buying up tons of companies won’t change that,...

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    Nuance2019-02-13
  10. "Software Developer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Montreal, QC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Nuance for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free drinks, very relaxed environment, meaningful projects

    Cons

    IT is really really bad.

    Nuance2019-01-15
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