Well, actually, NEC originally stood for the Nippon Electric Company, but the name was dropped and the company officially became the NEC Corporation in 1983.
It might be one of the biggest companies you don’t know. With over 116,000 employees globally (24,000 in the EMEA region) and 300 consolidated subsidiaries, NEC’s latest annual turnover was more than ¥3,115.4 billion.
It is a leading manufacturer and provider of telecommunication, computer and electronic devices; NEC has provided customers with cutting-edge technology for over 100 years. Its mission statement is; “Empowered by Innovation”. That is the official line, but what is NEC like to work for and what does it stand for culturally?
Luca Vanni, is NEC’s head of HR across the EMEA region. He says: “Empowered by Innovation represents what NEC looks for in our potential employees. We seek talented individuals who want a rewarding and challenging career with a leading global brand that has more than 100 years of legacy.”
That sounds great, but what is the reality for its employees?
Steve Cotton, 39, is a colour and media sales specialist and has been at NEC for 10 months.
He says: “I enjoy the culture at NEC, the people and my day-to-day job. I sell colour monitors for our display solutions division, which is a relatively new business, so we have lots of opportunities for growth and success.”
Steve says: “The marketing in our division is great and we get involved in lots of fun and exciting activities, such as the recent partner event at Battersea Power Station.”
“My role involves hard work, but I enjoy the responsibility and there is always someone willing to offer help and support if I need it.”
Steve says: “Although my job involves a lot of travel, I have the flexibility to work from home and I would absolutely say, ‘NEC is the best company I have worked for and it’s the people that make the difference.'”
Read more about Steve’s job here.
The quality of the personnel was a recurring theme in different markets across the EMEA regions.
NEC provides its clients with products and integrated solutions in the areas of cloud computing, IT platforms, public security, networks, enterprise communication, high performance computing, displays and broadcast.
Sustainable energy distribution is one of today’s major challenges in providing the energy markets of the future. ‘Smart grids’ will provide the demand-driven consumption control for power distribution networks, and NEC has recently entered the market of energy efficiency and smart grid solutions.
In February 2011, NEC and Italy’s Enel Distribuzione launched a strategic partnership for the development of new technologies and solutions in the area of ‘smart grids’.
NEC is growing its winning team and, in partnership with ExecutiveSurf, has launched a recruitment campaign, hiring for positions across the EMEA regions, in jobs as varied as:
• Energy Chief Technology Officer
• Product Specialists for battery, xEMS solutions and EV charging solutions
• Solution Engineers for storage, xEMS solutions and EV charging solutions
• Key Account Managers
• Software Architects with strong knowledge in EMS solutions
• EMEA Business Development Managers
To look at current NEC positions, please visit here.