Alcatel-Lucent
3.2 of 5 1,252 reviews
www.alcatel-lucent.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.2 1,252 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes

Michel Combes

(172 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    10 highest priority items - oxymoron if there ever was a better one

    LTE (Current Employee)
    Naperville, IL

    Proswork on fairly new technologies, R&D still going

    Conslayoffs everywhere, work piles up from those that left, and that work is all ... highest priority

    Advice to Senior Management(to executive mgmnt) - get lost, there is more and more management levels sucking up the money that can be used for R&D

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great products/ideas but poor values

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHave best carrier grade IP networking products and great ideas for future of communications. Finally someone is making Cisco wake up and be honest.

    ConsSlow to market with ideas and only focused on carrier business. Always cutting back and taking from employees (better salaries and benefits elsewhere). Very heavy on legal processes because of past dishonesty on a global scale. Almost no marketing. Nearly all US mfg and services have been moved outside of the US.
    Many good US jobs going to oversea's candidates due to at will status of US employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    29 years with Bell Labs/Lucent/ALU

    Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Naperville, IL

    ProsVery flexible work hours, good engineers to work with, good products overall, telecommuting available in many cases

    Constoo many hours and too much out-of-hours work, not many opportunities for growth, no raises and minor bonuses in the last several years

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to keep up with the market, take care of your people as they are your biggest asset. Most employees feel the company does not treat them well and is more concerned with taking more away than providing for a good work environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The real power is in Europe (France). Most of their customers are in the US. They want to show that they are US compan

    Technical Manager (Current Employee)
    Murray Hill, NJ

    ProsTechnically smart people. Flex work time.

    ConsThe real power is in Europe (France). Most of their customers are in the US. They want to show that they are US company by having customer facing people here, but all the real work gets done in Europe and China.

    Info is not shared properly with people who need them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sad

    HR beast (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsI got to travel for a few years? I had an office with a door? Cafeteria food was ok? 20 words yet?

    ConsMorale. I was one of the few to get a raise over the course of 5 or so years. $1500/year. Wow. Work force is old. Need young blood and fresh ideas. I was sent a layoff list every Thursday as I needed it for my role. Every Thursday. Never hears from my boss' boss until I gave notice. Just a sad situation overall. The grass really is greener...

    Advice to Senior ManagementAbsolutely nothing. Keep ruining this company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Director (Current Employee)
    East China, MI

    Prosnice and talent people and have a support of government

    Consstrategy has a problem and execution is another problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFaster, but care for the talent more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
    Murray Hill, NJ

    ProsNice and relaxed work environment., a lot of smart colleagues. Friendly. Good benefit

    ConsWhat can you expect for a company keep loosing money?

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up! It's 21th century. Figure out a way to save this great company and DO IT!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great roots, desperately in need of transformation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBell Labs heritage.
    Global reach, especially China
    Strong management on the networks side, as well as Motive.

    ConsMonopoly culture at its core. Desperately need new blood.
    Complex management structure
    Lost years chasing fluffy visions like application enablement instead of investing in their core business
    Impossible to rightsize the French employee base

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus. Nokia Siemens did it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rollercoaster ride

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat pay but we need to get lean to compete with our rivals else we shall fail

    ConsJob security; headcount reductions loom around every corner, but not always in the places where focus should be paid,

    Advice to Senior ManagementShed cost burdens in regions where business is weak, including marginal product lines, make the tough decisions to right this enormous ship to profitability

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disorganized and no real idea of valuable assets in company.

    Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Malvern, PA

    ProsGood money decent benifits. Company vehichle and computer. Willing to take on eager self motivated individuals.

    ConsParanoid excessive upper management micro maniging from different state at home throwing insane accusations of on the job drinking and unorganized cms.

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