Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. I am working as an intern. My experience has been horrible until now.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Trainee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Student Trainee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

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

    Pros

    Cab service is free for interns.

    Cons

    Pay very less to interns which they apparently claim to be most competitive stipend in the industry. Bad treatment to interns. No proper source of information.

    Advice to Management

    Treat interns as par with employees. If not atleast dont illtreat them

  2. Grow profit margin by HR cost reductions

    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Espoo (Finland)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Espoo (Finland)

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

    Pros

    If you are lucky you might get involved in some very exciting projects with some traveling opportunity. Also there are opportunities to relocate internationally temporary and permanently as well. Cultural diversity is

    Cons

    Outstanding performance is not recognized.
    Employees are forced to work overtime and weekend without monetary but only with free time compensation.
    Training opportunities are 99% limited to internal webinars.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and retain your top performer employees.
    Consider the opinion of your internal experts not only consultants'.

  3. Disorganised, Chaotic, strong engineering, dire project management in R&D

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Some good talented people at engineer level willing to share their knowledge and help colleagues to blossom. Occasional able to work on new technologies.

    Cons

    At the best middle and senior management is inept and incompetent at worst spiteful and malignant. Despite assertions there is no proper budget for training or development. salaries have remained static for years, pensions and healthcare badly reduced.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on quality not price and sales will return continual cuts just mean the product will become worse and sales will decline.

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  5. aaarghhhhhhh!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bss Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Bss Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

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

    Pros

    They pay the salary on-time.
    HR however are there to help fire, not to help the employees.

    Cons

    OMG! So much time of my lifetime wasted!
    Lack of quality in terms of.... everything. Installations, Working-Conditions, the way you«re treated by management. Ethics (some senior managers were recently fired).

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management: Quit!
    New management would be indicated to make the company become an employer of reference as it used to be.

  6. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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 .

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    Please go to hell.

  8. Good Starting Point to work

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

    I worked at Nokia Networks

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

    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.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Manager oriented company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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