Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
1,309 Reviews

3.3
1,309 Reviews
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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance if you work 9 to 5 and expect nothing but to play the survival game (in 132 reviews)

  • good work culture, working on latest technology (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • decision of senior management not following a strategic insight but based on non grounded judgmental view (in 30 reviews)

  • Continual upper management turnover results in the resetting of goals and the loss of momentum (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Software Quality Assurance engineer IPD group

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    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Job. Excellent pay. Good team to work with. Also the type of responsibilites you will handle at alcatel will be challenging and good for career. Flexible working. Monday , wednesday.

    Cons

    Nothing much of a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Outstanding Culture. A little light on compensation

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    Current Employee - TTT LTE Implementation Engineer  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - TTT LTE Implementation Engineer in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable contract work. Outstanding expertise, professionalism and espirit de corp from all of my colleagues. Tremendous work ethic is en-grained in the culture.

    Cons

    Had to permanently re-locate. Compensation was not quite in-line with industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You guys never passed the buck and you absolutely controlled what you could control. I had a clear understanding of my role. My ability to advance and after a bit what my day-to-day objectives were.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I has a great experience working for ALU.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The technology was cutting edge, and the R&D environment was flexible enough to allow innovation.

    Cons

    The company outsourced, and downsized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The best company I have ever worked for!

    Current Employee - Construction Manager
    Current Employee - Construction Manager

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional office environment, great people!

    Cons

    Company will only hire contractors so you won't get any benefits.

  6.  

    very positive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    great benefits and growth opportunities

    Cons

    typical issues of a large company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay focused

  7.  

    Very good working experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefit
    We can balance in work and life

    Cons

    Not many opening in Plano-TX, but nothing related to do company as such, it is strategic decision, so no issue as such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep development center in Plano, TX as enough resources are available and cost is less than other area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Alcatel is a very good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer

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

    Pros

    Alcatel pays a good wage and ensures the engineers have access to the latest technology.

    Cons

    The work load my be high at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more of the labs opne to the engineers. Provide more powerpoint and multi media for training as books and PDFs take a great deal of time to read and do not have the lasting effect of multi media

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Be First to Innovate

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, work-life balance is fantastic
    excellent insurance
    new ideas are easily accepted if it can be proven

    Cons

    No 401k match every month, changed to yearly contribution
    compensation for existing employees is bad
    No promotions or not that i have heard of for quite sometime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize hard work of existing employees and the sacrifices made and improve compensation to match inflation in economy of usa.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales & Delivery

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    Former Employee - Sales & Delivery  in  Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales & Delivery in Whippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    GREAT employees and lots of flexibility. Nobody looks down on anyone and management listens to you. Loved the workplace and company.

    Cons

    Boring. Not enough excitement in the workplace. There is a great balance and you will have life but employees are dull from my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does help you so that you are up to par with what is going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    it has been a great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Software Web Developer Intern  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Software Web Developer Intern in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good work culture, awesome learning experience, great management, well defined schedules and timelines, good salary, exposure to latest technologies

    Cons

    no perks, infrastructure could be made more better, could be more fun

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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