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Updated 19 Aug 2019

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Nuance CEO Mark Benjamin
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5 Ratings
  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...

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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
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. 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
  6. "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
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Toxic working environment."

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

    I have been working at Nuance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working from home. 20 days paid vacation.

    Cons

    1. Racial discrimination is serious in the group, which makes the working environment toxic. Managers have great power. They can form a gang with their favorite trusted followers. Unfortunately, the discriminated guys like me work like slaves: no promotion space, no decent bonus at the end of the year. 2. No healthy corporate culture. Within the company, each group is like a closed clan. If you are lucky that the manager...

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    Advice to Management

    You talked company culture a lot. Please take action to create a healthy company culture. Otherwise, the toxic culture takes place.

    Nuance2019-01-08
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Good company, not so good management"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked at the Enterpriese R&D team in Pune. Good company, great technologies to work on. Great place if you want to play indoor games and have very little or no work to do. Managers are supercool as they are busy elsewhere rather than looking after their team. Team lunches and outings are a frequent affair as there is not much work to do.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. Hiring too many people without having the work to do. Enterprise team has great potential but they have very few talented people. Most of the people here spend their time playing games like carrom and TT. Not sure why they have hired people who have nothing to do. When I was there, some people would come to office in the morning and head straight to play table tennis. There are very few...

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    Advice to Management

    Hiring too many people who do not have any work, spend most of their time gossiping of playing games creates a negative work environment. If you can do the same work with 30 people, why hire 50 people. No wonder Nuance is in a financial distress if you give high salaries to 3-5 year exp guys.

    Nuance2018-09-04
  9. "Good internship"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Nuance for less than a year

    Pros

    Very generous pay, flexible hours, casual dress code, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Not so lively office, minimal guidance

    Nuance2018-08-24
  10. "Software Developer"

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

    I have been working at Nuance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment, very smart people, Friendly and cheerful staff, Casual dress code , Nice Benefits, Flexible timings, Work from home, Free Beverages

    Cons

    None i can think off right now

    Advice to Management

    Please increase the company RRSP contributions to 6% instead of 2% like other companies.

    Nuance2018-07-26

    Nuance Response

    July 30, 2018

    Thank you for your review on Nuance. We are glad to see you are enjoying the amenities and benefits. We appreciate your advice to management and will pass the information along to our benefits team who evaluates our current benefits annually.

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