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Nokia Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
402 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 260 reviews)

  • Great work environment with very bright and talented colleagues (in 119 reviews)


Cons
  • Slow decision making, when something goes wrong noone takes the responsilbity (in 52 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch unless you have a supervisor or line manager title (in 35 reviews)

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  1.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    Good development tools, interesting leadership

    Cons

    Long hours, laborious work, decent benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    electrical engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    management cannot make decision in time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should have choose a better business strategy to survive the market

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Growth in Telecom drives Nokia now

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

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    Lots of great engineers delivering solutions

    Cons

    Not willing to spend on resources they commit to having

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like you are broke.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    Culture atmosphere is good, work life balance is good, time flexibility

    Cons

    Not many traning, skill set change is slow, organization change often

  6.  

    Technical

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

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I do like to work for Technical

    Cons

    to work under pressure and during vacation..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Management all over the map

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

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

    Pros

    Used to be a strong brand, technology was solid

    Cons

    Management lost site that it still needed to compete to be the biggest and best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it is too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Manager oriented company.

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

    I worked at Nokia (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nokia was inventor or initiator of many mobile software and technologies. It used to be the contributor for open source projects.

    Cons

    Nokia is mainly manager oriented company which doesn't value to their engineer as much. This brings down the company's innovation in mobile business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My simple advice to the management is to see the potential of the Engineers and respect them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    European tradition old company, takes care of employees, slow-moving and non-innovative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technologist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technologist in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Takes good care of employees in restructurings; has renewed itself many times

    Cons

    Bureaucratic; inflexible and does not encourage disruptive thinking; formal and non-creative culture; finance driven company,not mission or purpose

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture to be Internet age

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great experience to work in Nokia. Iearned many things.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    I learned how to work as a team.

    Cons

    Time was too short for learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure that there should be enough time for students so they can publish valuable projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great work life balance, needs vision

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

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