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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lousy and shameless politics at its worst in OSS division in Bangalore

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    If you are in a good group and under a reasonably sane manager , you get to work in very good leading edge technologies in OSS domain

    Cons

    Oh Boy Where do I start . The Bangalore centre is the real blot on the company . Don't ever join this company just by looking at brand name . The ground reality is very very different .

    - Disgustingly slow pace of working .
    -Their OSS product is in works for the last god knows many years and still does not see the end of light . The management does not want to solve the problems they just want to grab the limelight . And they will stoop to any level to achieve the same .
    - Absolute lack of professionalism and ethics .The middle management in blr will ruin and sabotage the programs because almost all of them are not managers but mere power brokers or power pimps.The health of the project or program, quality of the product does not matter them , all they want is to protect their territory.
    -No HR ....HR is toothless and spineless there .Line manager is the boss there .If you don't massage their egos you would be heading for disaster.
    --Most of the work can done by high school graduates better than the useless old timers in bangalore .The work environment is such that you will forget whatever you have learnt all your life within six months of working
    -The result of almost RCA will be management reorg but the crux of the problem remains because the muck,dirt that is the old timers remain at the helm of affairs

    The list goes on and on ......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the middle management in bangalore . They earn fat salaries and enjoy all the perks and do NOTHING .They add absolutely add NO value to the company.

    Check the attrition levels in the company . They are happening for a reason , the head count remains almost the same YoY because people leave within few months of joining ....Check why local management is not held accountable for the attrition in bangalore .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a nightmare completely. No promotion, no hiking, no bonus.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

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

    Pros

    No pressure. Work/life balance is very good. Even you do nothing, NSN will still pay you.

    Cons

    U can learn nothing but ITU/3GPP standard. You can hardly find a new job in hot internet/game domain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please go to hell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Starting Point to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Good starting point to work, Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    No career, Low Salary, some off the senior staff, Human resources uses to mutch outsorcing, low motivation etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Values maybe no longer practiced: Communicate openly, innovate, focus on the customer, inspire, win together

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It seems that the visitors (working on a 457 or other visa) who took over much of management and the technical/engineering positions have some opportunities at Nokia in Australia and New Zealand.

    Cons

    Today (on completion of their CMO>PMO>FMO) nearly all intellectual property, opportunities for training, technical expertise etc. have moved off-shore to their global services delivery centre GDC (GSD) in India, leaves little locally. Hence, virtually no opportunities in ANZ. NSN, is now known as "Nokia" they say is quickly becoming (little more than)an India software house, internal rumours indicate is about to be acquired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The global blueprint (one-shoe-size-fits-all) the loss of autonomy at the local level prevents fit-to-market (not to mention loss of agility) address your high turnover of staff in India, try to listen to what your former APAC customers say about your company. As we said since NSN day 1, your people are your company. So stop telling your people: “you do not own shares in the company”. You are already well beyond the "do the best we can with what remains" stage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Manager oriented company

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    fixed timings.
    company is good for general shift person.

    Cons

    manager is your god.
    No HR involvement.
    Due to cost cutting no facility provided, not even tea or coffee.
    Bad working environment.
    No allowances for night shifts.
    Master slave relationship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employee as employee not the slave, they are not your personal servants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    It was a great company with great people and great goals, but now it is just an average cost obsessive employer.

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    - you will work in international company. You will meet lots of new people from different cultures, different areas, it is a great experience to work in such company
    - high level of respect and generally very warm attitude from people. Overall atmosphere of the company is "finish" - very calm, very slow, but still - everybody is in positive spirit
    - there are still really innovative areas to work if you are technical persons, but note - this company is ruled by managers and HR, it will never be Google/Facebook/Twitter type of innovations.
    - in some countries pay is above average in the market, but it is almost impossible to get raise in pay.
    - good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management

    Cons

    - this company is ruled by HR and middle management. Top management cannot really push anything innovative if it doesn't please middle management. And forget about any promotion in global if you are not in Finland or Germany.
    - Right now due cost control obsessions in most of the countries daily allowance are changed to meal reimbursement. So when you eat you have to keep the ticket and there is a max amount allow. Now hold on to your chair - max daily for Prague 21 eur/day (!!), Munich 28eur/day, Helsinki 45eur/day. It is so disrespectful and it shameful to be an employee and preplan your meals per day, calculate in a restaurant. Now I just prefer not to travel to avoid unnecessary stress with all those tickets, reports and etc.
    - this company tries to be Services company but it is still very far from it. Take a look a customer portal - it is still using technologies from 20th century (like iFrames)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear Top Managers,

    How can we succeed in something when the head of GLOBAL care never used customer care portal? How can we succeed if people consider normal working in 2nd largest TELECOM company and NOT knowing even what is the difference between base station and base station controller? In 85% of meeting where I am sitting 90% of people have no ANY technical idea about the solution THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE for?

    We have some many people who are in the company JUST FOR THE SAKE of some process that now I am doing work for a whole department - I design a service, design the architecture of software platforms, investigate modern approaches in data presentation, design customer messages, presentation and then do a presentation FOR the customers. If I can do alone - then why do I need all Service Product Mgrs, Business Mgrs, Leadership teams for milestones approvals. I am really crazy about how much time I waste on this instead of doing my primary job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not so good experience

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    Current Employee - Radio Access Engineer in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Radio Access Engineer in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Pros

    Innovative company with good technology product portfolio & performance with good Services & R&D stuff.
    Good spirit team work.

    Cons

    Bad management and compensation.
    Most probably due to narrow minded managers who don't think about something else except their own benefits and they don't recognize that their own benefits is in development of their teams and these teams which will support the managers further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To look on the long run strategy and development of the company assets and to be a resonant managers rather than dissonant ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    worked for 6 months

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    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    i dont find any advantage here left within 6 months

    Cons

    management is not good. senior employes are crazy and not good. work is not good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good salary. Poor work culture.

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    - Salary is on par with many other product companies
    - New technology products are interesting

    Cons

    - Attitude of Indian NSN, has changed a lot. Employees get nothing other than salary. They have cut everything just by taking the name of cost cutting
    - Even work culture has changed a lot. So stressful these days. Doesnt sound like a finnish company.
    - Real estate is biggest joke at this moment. Two peoples are alloted per seating desk saying cost cutting. There is no place to breathe also. Such a crampy work place i have seen in my 7 years of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management does not releive these work space related issues and other benefits where employees used to get, slowly peoples have to switch as there is no other option.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's time to leave.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As most functions in the company don't demand high effort you can try to spare time for personal training which will be very valuable if you intend to leave the company.
    Also it's still better than being unemployed.

    Cons

    The NSN portuguese global center exists to remotely execute projects and tasks with low skills requirements which you can define as "monkey" work. Interesting work is still done on local sites. The global center based in Portugal is in consequence a pure low-cost center. This explains why skilled people are leaving NSN Portugal. Actually many of them are even leaving the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing to advice since as usual portuguese workforce is seen as low cost either by portuguese management either by foreign multinational companies. NSN Portugal is not an exception in the country. My advice will change nothing. Really skilled work functions hardly exist in this country. But I am getting out of scope...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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