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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
523 Reviews
4.0
523 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a great sense of work-life balance within Alcatel-Lucent (in 142 reviews)

  • Company has a good Work Culture, lot of talented resources, good products (in 57 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has struggled to pull it together in the last seven years (in 31 reviews)

  • gt;> Little to no salary increase or bonus for the past 8 years (in 30 reviews)

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  1.  

    Alcatel Lucent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    1. Many options to work virtually which is always a plus
    2. Very intelligent group of people work here

    Cons

    1. Inundated by processes
    2. The time it takes for something to complete is higher then in most companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more pride in your people that are superior performers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great working environment but overall company state a nagging question

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great work family balance, good working environment. If you are self-motivated lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Year over year the company has made a loss and layoffs seem to be happening all the time. Small pay raises if any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to invest more in the employees and this means improving efficiency and make the overall business profitable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    ALU Installer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Communications Service Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Communications Service Technician in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. large opportunity to learn. fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    management has abandoned workers. The shift plan is solely about laying off until management bonuses return.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent place for interns

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Naperville, IL
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great internship program which included workshops, resume expos, and opportunities to network with corporate executives
    -Assigned a mentor who will be your resource for the work
    -Open communication with coworkers
    -Excellent learning experience

    Cons

    -Current employees are older
    -Work environment, aside from intern activities, is very boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    People are very very nice there

    Cons

    the whole profit of this company is downhilling

  7.  

    Project Management Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Intensive exposure to SAP, SRM, and Microsoft Excel.

    Cons

    I am not a big fan of the company culture, but everyone is very nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Able to interact with many different departments
    -As an intern, given a project that seemed to be relevant and beneficial to the company
    -Developed good relations with many employees

    Cons

    -Large company with large company processes, often relied on other parts of the company for feedback before I could proceed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more young people

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Start up feel quickly moving to corporate setting, fun work dynamic, competitive salary, smart group of individuals mostly with wireless industry knowledge/experience

    Cons

    Not too cons other than there is a strong family dynamic with certain teams and it's difficult to break into - you may feel like your not part of the team.

  10.  

    Good Company, Leadership looking for direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Average salaries, great vacation benefit, strong medical benefits.

    Cons

    Not much advancement opportunity for hungry people. Very much a closed management environment, have to wait your turn (which could be years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the "hungry" people and get them into a development program with leadership opportunities.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    lot of opportunities and international cultural

    Cons

    fare salary and unstable management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    flat org required

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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