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Nokia Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
1,412 Reviews
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1,412 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 256 reviews)

  • Flat management structure and flexible working hours in a international environment and culture (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • Earlier the organization was too deep and there were too unclear decision making process (in 50 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch unless you have a supervisor or line manager title (in 32 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great work life balance, needs vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Nokia is a family oriented company. They emphasize work-life balance, green practices, and charity. They have a great 401K matching policy.

    Cons

    Decisions at Nokia seem to be made by democracy, which means that there is no individual accountability for driving things (processes, new products, etc.) forward, and decisions get stuck in the mill for ages. So long, they miss the market window.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a visionary who has a feel for emerging markets and can wisely select which new products go forward. Look at creating new markets, not reacting to saturated ones currently dominated by major players.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Left Nokia for better opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good technical crowd , great location by the river in Chicago downtown

    Cons

    Poor management, poor pay....pay remains nearby to where you started with.Less to no bonus. Less growth opportunities. People tend to move out if not provided proper pay and growth with time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go get an MBA its useful. Hire resources when needed most. Don't suck up existing ones

    Keep up with industry trends

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Easy work load, too many bad managers

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    Current Employee - Circuit Design in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Circuit Design in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great palce if you want to spend a lot of time with your family or you are doing something on the side.

    Cons

    Not very challenging work. Very unorganized, you are spending a lot of time fighting the same issues over and over again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of them and start over.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    With company over 15 years. Role was always related to Learning & Development of the Care network.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Care Training Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Care Training Manager in Irving, TX

    I worked at Nokia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits packages, and good work life balance culture. Friendly people to work with and collaborate on projects. Work spaces and meeting rooms/facilities were well structured for getting work done!

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities and bonuses were sparse at best in the last five years. Many reorganization iterations in the past 6 years, most were always worried about job security, rightfully so both during Nokia Oy, and MSFT ownership of the Devices and Services businesses of Nokia, Inc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to being an "innovator" instead of a follower, and this time have more confidence in your innovative products, and do a MUCH better job of Marketing and Selling them.

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

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Nokia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, great people, teams working together during crunch time, awesome facility, felt like a family

    Cons

    Strategy from the top is suspect, leadership stays in Finland so it's hard to get high ranking positions, seems the top management never gets removed when results aren't there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people, shame about the plan

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    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Great people, motivated, passionate. Good work life balance in theory (lots of trips to FInland). Vacation etc was good.

    Cons

    Failure to deal with market situation had the company in a doom loop. The annual summer re-org got old very quickly. American HR practices felt weird in a European company ethos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell to Microsoft.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    They were great company, but after Microsoft purchased Nokia. I don't see any vision.

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Fair salary, so many talented people, great team work

    Cons

    Poor/slow decision making by management, that is why Nokia lost so much market share. Now they were bought by MSFT. Hope they are doing well, but MSFT had a big lay off. I don't know what they are going to do, similar to Google/Motorola???

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Shame

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Majority of “New” employees and managers are very competent

    Cons

    Many of upper managers are poor leader. The San Diego site was one big club where managers just sat on different piano chairs and moved around with poor performance and no consequence. The consequence became a reality in June 2014 when the site was closed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Culture, but leadership lacks

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Nokia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Upper management has history of poor business decisions, thus the decline of the company over the years. No longer opportunity for individuals to develop career path.

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Fun place to work with really smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Employees were really empowered to make decisions and have ownership. Co-workers were all very bright and friendly. Direct management was fully engaged and vested in the people on their team. There was always a willingness to try something new and learn from mistakes in a constructive way.

    Cons

    Work life balance was not very good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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