Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
1,138 Reviews

3.4
1,138 Reviews
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Nokia Networks CEO Rajeev Suri
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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.  

    good learning environment with new technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance .

    Cons

    lower salary pay and now carrier growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should have more vigilant and have vision for business growth

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Irving, TX

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    nice people to work with. Many projects

    Cons

    Many mid-level managers with not much to do. Too many redundant processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep streamlining

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    It was a great job (although few growth opportunities), but was forced to leave due to mandatory reduction in force.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, PTO, benefits. Very Interesting work (LTE). Supervisor was very hands-off and allowed freedom to set own work schedule

    Cons

    Cutting back on jobs in AZ. Hopefully will not be more cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More employee training to allow migration to available jobs in other areas of the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Well balanced work lifestyle

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    Former Employee - Enb Integration and Verification Engineer  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Enb Integration and Verification Engineer in Irving, TX

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work is not stressful. The learning opportunities here are really great. They provide good training and there are good opportunities for advancement and visibility to other teams. Of course it depends upon the team you are in and the manager. But, on a general note the work lifestyle here is pretty good and there are veterans and excellent talent around. They also have nice benefits like 401k matching, good vacation accruals, very good health insurance plans to choose from, etc.

    Cons

    Vacation carryover was cut about the time I left. The HR policy on Green Card sponsorship category is placed at EB3 and EB2 is allowed only for manager positions. This could have been better. Also, the annual compensation was very low for a mid-senior level engineer. I heard salaries increased after many people left. These are things they could work on. Other than that, there isn't anything bad about this place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Great culture. Positive, international, treat employees and customers well

    Cons

    Challenge meeting US market demands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they know where they went wrong and are working to correct it. They don't need my advice. Easy to be a critic from the back seat

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - PMO Manager
    Former Employee - PMO Manager

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working environment is great, great company to work for.

    Cons

    Too much politics, power grabbing is very common and sometimes people become too selfish and always put their interest before the company's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring open communication back to the company as we used to have it the the Nokia days in 2000s.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Flexible work-time/space but constant changes and reductions don't make your life easy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Flexible time and place hours. You can home office or work from anywhere, in moderation
    - Great place to learn about telecom technologies and services on the job

    Cons

    - Too many organization changes and personnel reduction keeps employees uneasy, and overworked in quite a few positions
    - Office politics weighs too heavily in getting new position or promotion
    - Budget cutbacks means very few formal trainings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Summer Trainee  in  Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Trainee in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Nokia Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent working environment with smart people around you; Arlington Heights is a nice town to live in; the package is satisfactory.

    Cons

    The internship program can be improved; everyone needs to bring their own lunch in this site since they have cut off the cafeteria...

  10.  

    Great start for a fresher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    work culture is very great

    Cons

    Change of role is not offered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give more opportunity

  11.  

    Confusing, but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Central Functions  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Central Functions in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very family friendly. There is plenty of time off. The work is challenging and rewarding

    Cons

    Communication is not very good. The size of the company creates a large bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the matrix management system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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