Nokia Networks
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www.company.nokia.com Espoo, Finland 5000+ Employees

Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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3.3 1,099 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Nokia Networks CEO Rajeev Suri

Rajeev Suri

(653 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Management out of touch

    Programmer (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsLarge Company - some opportunity to move around between different organization and different products - but the products all seem to be silos

    ConsFragmented company with too many organizations and not enough cohesion. Executive management is removed from the product line and does not understand R&D

    Advice to Senior Managementreduce number of layers and number of organizations

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Frustrating tenure as NSN depletes US talent base.

    Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsTechnically competent but lacking in customer management skills.

    ConsPoor customer service, Inability to deliver on roadmap commitments on both dates and content. Bug fixes always late.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo what you say. You paid nearly a billion for Motorola Networks and then lay off half the staff because Euro commissions will not let NSN lay off bloated payrolls/duplication.

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

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    Company doesn't respect you at all. Your salary is based on your nationality not on the competence.

    Senior Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

    Pros- 6% company match for 401k
    - flexible work time

    Cons- It's very difficult to get any promotions. Company is interested in the cheapest engineers.
    - Your salary is based on your nationality not on the competence. Finnish engineers have the highest salaries. On the same position engineer from LAM would get 60 000 - 70 000 $ per year. But Finnish engineer would get 90 000 - 100 000 $.
    - Most managers don't respect you at all. You wouldn't get any compensation for the overtime or night work.

    Advice to Senior Managementrespect your engineers. Salary should be based on the competence not on the nationality.

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

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    Disappointing

    Director (Former Employee)
    Arlington Heights, IL

    ProsInteresting technical job. Opportunities to learn

    ConsDeclining company. Constant layoffs. No investmt

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No career growth, underutilized, waste of resources

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood 401k plan and vacation

    Constoo many to list
    broken management
    lots of propaganda

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

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    Poor management and organizational structure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros- Global Company
    - Interested in rolling out cutting edge technologies

    Cons- Lack of direction
    - Lack of execution
    - Poor communication

    Advice to Senior Management- Vision is created at the top but lower level managers are not held accountable for results.
    - Stop keeping organizational changes secret, a more open dialogue with employees will reduce the rumors and stress.

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

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    ProsNSN is making a come-back after many repetitive bad quarters. It's gaining back market share and pushing hard against Huawei in a fight for the second position.

    ConsComplete absence of career path. Jobs are assigned based on connections. Perseverance and hard work will almost never pay off. The waves of headcount reduction seem to target the least protected people (and often the most hard working and honest). Employees are expected to work late on a regular basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the entire corrupt and utterly useless HR, and get some talented people on board. This company needs to set up real career paths for its employees. HR being "sharks" is very 1990's.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of Change

    Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGood market position as #2 supplier in telecom infrastructure equipment.

    ConsThis is a joint venture company between the cellular infrastructure divisions from Nokia and Siemens. They are still trying to find their way in melding the 2 companies together. They need to get better processes in place and improve quality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace your newly acquired Motorola Solutions employes. (NSN acquired MSI infrastructure division in 2011)

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

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    Poor Management / Leadership

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Burnsville, MN

    ProsReasonably sound benefits, reasonably good company web site, a great deal of training opportunities online.

    ConsRecycled management situation. They announced 17,000 person lay-off last November but management was just recycled. Things can't be that bad financially with no one to blame in upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPin-point the company's issues and focus on correcting those issues. If the management in that area is lacking, maybe it's time to bring in someone from the outside with some new ideas.

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

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    R&D Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Arlington Heights, Cook, IL

    ProsFlexibility. You get to do what you would like to

    ConsIntegration is taking time. Very few career growth opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on execution

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

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