Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technical job. Opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Declining company. Constant layoffs. No investmt


  3. No career growth, underutilized, waste of resources

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

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good 401k plan and vacation

    Cons

    too many to list
    broken management
    lots of propaganda


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  5. Global Services Sales Manager

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

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Poor management and organizational structure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Global Company
    - Interested in rolling out cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    - Lack of direction
    - Lack of execution
    - Poor communication

    Advice to 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.


  7. Lots of Change

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

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Poor Management / Leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burnsville, MN

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Product Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer II in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer II in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. You get to do what you would like to

    Cons

    Integration is taking time. Very few career growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on execution


  10. Helpful (1)

    Business is driving the waste

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Test Engineer in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Former Employee - Principal Test Engineer in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    +Good people that I work with.
    +Salary was market
    + yes that's about it.

    Cons

    -In a very competitive industry and the business took very long time to transition and wasteful.
    -Can't even get a widescreen monitor for a critical customer work demand
    -Have to take out you own trash to common trash now.
    -Very bleak

    Advice to Management

    Hello is anyone home? 10% does 90% while other 70% does the 10% and the other percent were working somewhere else it seems, including you mr. manager.


  11. Very disjointed company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong global experience and brand recognition for the parent companies. The company started with very smart people but because of the issues, many of them left.

    Cons

    Difficult to get your job done, as everything had to go to Finland for approval. Promotions were based on internal politics and not results.

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of smart people, you should listen to them.



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