Nokia
3.5 of 5 1,196 reviews
www.nokia.com Espoo, Finland 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 22, 2014
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28% Approve of the CEO

Nokia Interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa

Risto Siilasmaa

(18 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Nice chilled out atmosphere.

Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Burlington, MA

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

ProsIf you're self driven you can learn a lot

ConsBig company syndrome. Lots of processes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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forever to ship it

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nokia full-time

Proseasy. life work balance is there you can do what you want and still get paid

Consnot learning new things, promote incompetent people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good people, somewhat clueless senior leadership

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New York, NY

I worked at Nokia for more than a year

ProsAutonomy. Opportunity to tackle big and interesting issues

ConsThe autonomy exists because senior leaders didn't (and some still don't) fully understand the concept of ecosystem...thereby running the company into the ground. Finnish nepotism...

Advice to Senior ManagementAt this point...it's too late

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great People, Horrible Mid Management

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsDecent Pay
Good Internal Opportunities
Smart Engineers
Senior Management is sharp
Embracing Modern Cloud Computing
Lots of Exciting Challenges
Decent Project and Training Budgets

ConsMapping Group is run like it's 1990s
Mid level management is peppered with career politicians
Projects start, and 75% of the time is spent in meetings discussing them, 20% planning work, and 5% is spent building the product. Inevitably the projects fail, and scapegoats are found.
HR is in a time warp when it comes to modern skills and compensation details.

Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate almost all mid level managers, especially the (former) Product Management Org.
Reevaluate HR Policies

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsCompetitive pay, good working conditions

ConsIt helps to know someone in the company

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Remarkable.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nokia

ProsCommitted teams driving message and product.

ConsLack of cohesive strategy and leadership; defining priorities; measuring performance against plan - instead of relationships and networking.

Advice to Senior ManagementAddress gaps in strategic thinking and leadership. Consider performance Vs. relationship.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A comfortable work environment

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Burlington, MA

I have been working at Nokia full-time for more than a year

ProsNice offices, flexible work environment (home/office). Expectations for performance are fairly low.

ConsExpectations for performance are fairly low. Maybe I've worked in too many small companies but Nokia felt like a retirement home.

The work environment was fairly chaotic, with changes in product priorities and direction seemly happening weekly. Upper management was in turmoil and the ripples were felt throughout the organization.

Lots of deadwood sitting in cubicles marking their time. As someone else mentioned: there are frequent re-organizations and layoffs. The good people leave, the people who can't get jobs elsewhere tend to stay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall OK experience, however becareful until MS has settled

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nokia full-time for more than 10 years

ProsEasy work climate, diverse oppinions matters, ok benefits, MS take over could be seen as a new chance will be given to Nokia devices under a new owner

ConsLack of proper career opportunities and training, lack of confidence for senior mgmt has vanished a couple of years ago,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best job ever until they laid me off

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThere were many hidden perks!

ConsThe company was managed poorly causing poor earnings which led to closing down many facilities and letting many highly qualified people go.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication patterns and reward loyalty and skill.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nokia is at a crossroads, the acquisition by Microsoft will determine if the brand will survive in the US.

Sales Trainer (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Nokia full-time for more than a year

ProsNokia's outlook is improving, they have strong market share in some developing markets and will soon benefit from access to more capital.

ConsNokia has been in a downward spiral for over a decade. During my time there I saw many layoffs and huge increases in the demands on remaining employees. With the acquisition by Microsoft hopefully things will stabilize.

Advice to Senior ManagementAsk for feedback from your employees and use this information to design engagement and career development programs. Reward dedication and hard work in your employees. Implement 360 reviews for mid level managers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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