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Nuance Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2019

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Nuance CEO Mark Benjamin
Mark Benjamin
145 Ratings
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  • "work-life balance can be difficult at times(in 54 reviews)

  • "I heard later that Nuance fired all its California-based transcriptionists because that state instituted a higher minimum wage ((in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Junior Database Developer"

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    Current Employee - Junior Database Developer 

    I have been working at Nuance full-time

    Pros

    Infrastucture and Pantry is very goof

    Cons

    Bad Management and Not enough growth and lots of politics within team

    Nuance2019-09-26
  2. "Big company with friendly corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly informal atmosphere, supportive management

    Cons

    Compared to permanent employees, no benefits for contractors

    Nuance2019-09-24
  3. "Employee Friendly Organization"

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    Former Employee - Talent Development Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Friendly , Great HR Policies, Multi Cultural

    Cons

    None for now. All Good

    Advice to Management

    Good Management . Inter country transfers should be allowed to retail high talent.

    Nuance2019-09-09
  4. "Great initial offering, don't expect much growth"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary (during initial offer), good benefits for new grads, nice office location, free coffee and sodie pop.

    Cons

    Too many management layers. Not enough resource filtering -- good resources are leaving because bad/incompetent people don't feel the need to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Be more cutthroat and reward ones who are very obviously outperforming others.

    Nuance2019-08-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall pretty good place to work at."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nuance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary is competitive. Benefits are awesome! Personally my managers have been very supportive and fair towards me. Can't say the same for all managers at Nuance from some colleagues/ex-colleagues testimonies. Location of MTL office is a plus. The impact of my work is satisfying. In my division, you know that your work will be used by thousands of people.

    Cons

    Teams are always understaffed. Hiring could be better both in terms of quality and quantity. While Nuance strives to maintain compensation parity among employees based on seniority, competence is not necessarily used as a factor. This can result in highly performing young people being rewarded less than average/low performance people who have more years in the business. No or very limited team bonding... activities aka Nuance does not spend much on its team's victories or on building team chemistry. Lack of planning & clear directions from mid-level management. For the engineering leaders, culture is more about "do what you gotta do to make it work in the short term" than "let's do things properly to ensure efficiency and better results in the long term". This leads to unpaid, overtime hours way too often for full time employees. By extension, this also affects work-life balance.

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    Advice to Management

    Reward top employees better so you can retain them. Improve hiring process. Make sure goals set by upper management is being properly implemented by mid level managers. Reward teams generously for their successes.

    Nuance2019-08-19
  6. "Salary and Benefits are good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hire exceptionally talented people and all sales engineers and sales people work from home when not travelling

    Cons

    Management doesn't always communicate the corporate vision to the people who carry the responsibility to fulfill their sales goals

    Nuance2019-08-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Work"

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    Former Employee - Transcription Editor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nuance full-time

    Pros

    Work from home, comfort, quiet

    Cons

    Bad pay, bad attitude, treated like a slave

    Nuance2019-08-06
  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 (2)

    "Leading voice recognition and artificial intelligence software development"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nuance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Latest technology and very collaborative team using subject matter experts around the world

    Cons

    Very little career development support

    Nuance2019-07-11
  10. "Coop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Nuance full-time

    Pros

    Good culture. Flexible hours and good area

    Cons

    Had No immediate cons recognized

    Nuance2019-06-10
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