Nokia Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri
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Pros
  • salary benefits work life balance (in 260 reviews)

  • Nice offices, flexible work environment (home/office) (in 119 reviews)

Cons
  • Can be difficult to influence decision-making for all sites outside of HQ (in 52 reviews)

  • Senior management should be more responsive to market (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    Chance to work on lots of interesting features
    Training well supported
    Re-location opportunities for those interested in international postings
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    A fair amount of uncertainty and turnover within recent years
    Workload can be heavy at times
    More growing pains expected

    Advice to Management

    Focus on sustainable growth which might mean less aggressive release schedules and occasionally saying no to external drivers and a longer term plan which focuses on long term financials


  2. Lack of transparency

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia

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

    Pros

    Work with great people. Laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Do not foster talent. Very little transparency from top down. Very little opportunities for professional development.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency. Do not keep your employees int he dark.


  3. Great people, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia full-time

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

    Pros

    Many of the individual contributors are outstanding. The internal culture values friendliness and cooperation which makes for a pleasant place to work. Vacation and work/life policies are excellent, as are the salaries.

    Cons

    All major decisions are made in Europe and much of the decision making is informal; the formal process ratifies what has been decided over coffee. For any organization based elsewhere this is challenging.

    The map landscape and user expectations have been changing rapidly in the past few years and Nokia/HERE has struggled to keep up. Senior leadership is thrashing and it shows with frequent changes of direction and decisions that are reversed back and forth multiple times.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you need to do and do it. Stop changing direction every 6 months.


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  5. Great pay, but you pay the price with lack of growth

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Nokia

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, wonderful learning experience when traveling overseas to work with ODM/OEM

    Cons

    Glass ceiling for non-Europeans, Lots of meetings and talk with no true innovation, company is full of middle managers who micro-manage and need more training in effective management

    Advice to Management

    Good ideas and innovation flourish in an environment that is open, multicultural, and forward-thinking. Allow more autonomy. Embrace diversity.


  6. Senior Software Architect

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Architect in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Architect in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    High investment in R&D. Great place for scientists and engineers that want to patent their technology.

    Cons

    Software is just not a part of the company's DNA. Terrible place for scientists and engineers that do not want to patent their ideas.


  7. engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart people to work with. friendly environment. interesting projects. flexible hours and decent benefit package. Overall it's a good company to work for.

    Cons

    big company bureaucracy. Things can get very slow. The company direction is not very clear. At least to the common engineers.


  8. Downsizing each quarter has most staff wondering who is next.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia

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

    Pros

    I had limited exposure to management which was fine. Our interactions were pleasant. I was able to complete all assignments and on time.

    Cons

    Overall my time with Nokia has been an ok experience, lacking opportunity to grow and advance as they continue to downsize.


  9. Challenging

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    Former Employee - Payroll Tax Specialist in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Payroll Tax Specialist in Irving, TX

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life balance, challenging work

    Cons

    too many meetings, disgruntled team members


  10. Review

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Nokia

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good development tools, interesting leadership

    Cons

    Long hours, laborious work, decent benefits

    Advice to Management

    Manage work life balance


  11. electrical engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    management cannot make decision in time

    Advice to Management

    should have choose a better business strategy to survive the market



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