Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Good company to work before.not sure about now

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer (MTS) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer (MTS) in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are comparable to industry.work environment is good. People are great to work with. Company is working hard to compete with huawei and other s

    Cons

    No raises for many years.only bonus.focused on cost cutting only.every new CEO focus is to cut cost .No new products.and no ideas to grow company.

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on new products.we are losing the cutting edge of technology.outside world has lit more new products then company.company seems outdated now.

  2. Project Director

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with especially in the US.

    Cons

    Executive Leadership is lacking. The execs in France are more worried with building personal empires than seeing the company succeed.

  3. Helpful (1)

    The company has been poorly managed in the last 15 years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits - good work/life balance. Office culture is very informal. Can work remote if your manager is okay with it.

    Cons

    Employees and management need better accountability. There is very little upward mobility. Some people get stuck in a rut.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get their act together.

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  5. Hope this company turns around and gets better

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, less than normal stress depnding on what/where you work on

    Cons

    employees are getting older waiting for pension/retirement. that means no innovation/renovation.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good and bad.

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager in New Providence, Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in New Providence, Union, NJ

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work. Very good colleagues. Collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Heavy workload for high performers. Company financials are shaky. Very few promotions.

  7. Overall decent place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits decent pay and union

    Cons

    Lots of travel and union wont fight for the installers anymore

  8. Still too many paper pushers in management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Still some good technology and innovation.

    Cons

    Despite all the cuts, still layers exist of micro-managing incompetent managers--the petty Dilbert "pointy haired boss" types who are threatened by and make life miserable (as they can) for intelligent productive employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get serious about cutting the paper pushing incompetent management and reward the high performing employees.

  9. This company has provided me with years of professional growth and Development.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and Benefits. Previous opportunities for professional development. Past culture of Innovation. Some of the brightest minds in the industry have worked here. Passionate about customer support

    Cons

    Low Morale. Frozen pay. Short term focus. Cash constrained. Survival Mode

    Advice to Management

    Shift plan has gone too far. Business lines are operating like separate companies. No Focus on delivering solutions. Silo'd approach for delivering services.

  10. Nothing really bad to say, but nothing good either, too big, employers get lost

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    employers are given the impression to have some freedom on hire but they don't really have any

    Cons

    employers get lost and it's hard to move up

  11. A sinking ship

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    Former Employee - MTS2
    Former Employee - MTS2

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    it used to be a great company that care for people. But not anymore

    Cons

    top heavy, process heavy, underutilized resources.

    Advice to Management

    fire all the VP's

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