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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
1,205 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 198 reviews)

  • Competitive salary, flexible working hours (in 59 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 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Global Services Sales Manager

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

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

    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
  2.  

    Lots of Change

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (more than an year)

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management / Leadership

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burnsville, MN

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (less than an year)

    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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    Product Manager

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility. You get to do what you would like to

    Cons

    Integration is taking time. Very few career growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on execution

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business is driving the waste

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very disjointed company

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    Former Employee - Executive in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Slow and bureaucratic but good technology assets

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategy Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Strategy Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Nokia Networks as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    strong technology, engineering and solutions

    Cons

    slow, bureaucratic, highly siloed, political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower senior level managers below VP level to do more without permission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The firm seems to need serious makeover

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

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The firm is generous in vacation hours

    Cons

    Incompetent management in general, especially mid mgt level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest time to improve management skills instead of trying to nice person. Study your own technology and operational mode.

  10.  

    Heavily Matrixed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    They have really good technology

    Cons

    Heaviy matrixed with no accountability

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

    Work almost 24/7 and many weekends are gone

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IMS-SDM Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - IMS-SDM Engineer in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Good salary and package
    Good line managers
    State of the art facility and tool
    Great muti-cultural people and background colleagues

    Cons

    Not winning enough & important project
    Not profitable (Do they know how to run a company to profit or not)
    Very dis-organize - Work weekends and nights, work scheduling is improper
    Job future unknown - soldier on
    Increment was not given due to fact was ask to give to those more deserve of it - Those who didn't negotiate well before joining (we have to suffer to for them)
    Too many re-organization and policies keep changing (given excuse world is changing, deal with it)
    Not enough training given - Force to support and be oncall without proper documents and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes taking something straight out from the MBA text book is not the answer, company need passion, we have the R&D and state of the art technology to give ground breaking solution to customers. Its time to shock and awe the telecom world and show what NSN can do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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