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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
1,135 Reviews

3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 183 reviews)

  • good Work/Life Balance and flexible working hours (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • It is now all about making money and no longer about having a good work-life-balance (in 15 reviews)

  • They have cut everything just by taking the name of cost cutting (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    North American Part is very neglected

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

    Pros

    Nokia Networks is making a play at several markets so I am hopeful of better projects coming down the pipeline. Nokia enjoys a good reputation and working here for a few years will add a nice highlight to your resume.

    Cons

    Nokia North America does not invest in its employees (in house training is very obsolete or so specific that it pigeon-holes you).
    Opportunities for promotion and growth are non-existent on the US side, but we see frequent updates on the European side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We understand you bought us for the US customers but you have an awesome engineering core in the US that is rusting away right now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Management out of touch

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Fragmented 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 ManagementAdvice

    reduce number of layers and number of organizations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Frustrating tenure as NSN depletes US talent base.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Technically competent but lacking in customer management skills.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Company doesn't respect you at all. Your salary is based on your nationality not on the competence.

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in 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 ManagementAdvice

    respect your engineers. Salary should be based on the competence not on the nationality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    No career growth, underutilized, waste of resources

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good 401k plan and vacation

    Cons

    too many to list
    broken management
    lots of propaganda

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington Heights, IL

    Pros

    Interesting technical job. Opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Declining company. Constant layoffs. No investmt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Poor management and organizational structure

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    - Global Company
    - Interested in rolling out cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    - Lack of direction
    - Lack of execution
    - Poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Global Services Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    NSN 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.

    Cons

    Complete 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 ManagementAdvice

    Fire 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of Change

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Embrace your newly acquired Motorola Solutions employes. (NSN acquired MSI infrastructure division in 2011)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management / Leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burnsville, MN

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Recycled 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pin-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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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