Nokia
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www.nokia.com Espoo, Finland 5000+ Employees

Nokia Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.5 1,192 reviews

                             

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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Fun work environment, not so fun work

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsThe work environment has been fun and relaxed. They're really trying hard to make the Agile thing work, and management is fortunately on board with it. We get nice perks like free fruit daily and sometimes free lunches. Also the occasional sponsored happy hour. Engineers have plenty of opportunities to be heard and make a difference.

ConsThe company's uncertain future makes many people uneasy. The group I've worked with in Chicago isn't exactly working with the worlds latest technologies, which can be frustrating. Some projects have been more fun than others. While management is pushing for Agile, they're unable to deal with certain engineers that are pretty against it.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt might be time to lay off some of the people that are fighting the work environment you're pushing for, and make room for some more that fit in to it.

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

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Fun but long hours

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I have been working at Nokia full-time

ProsThere's a lot of activities that our team does together (lunches out, poker nights, etc.).

ConsLong hours when deadlines approach.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing that I can think of. We just need better products for the US market.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exciting

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Nokia full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe culture at Nokia is a star. Management is quite friendly which helps an employee to suggest and work independently. Some projects are really good and there is lot of collaboration within and in-between the teams.

ConsSometimes the technology used within the organization may not be beneficial for the career progress, and can become obsolete very fast

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was good

Verification Specialist (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

Prosprovided phone, paid your phone bill, a lot of events, free coffee and snacks, great environment, high quality training

Consstressful, tight schedule, priorities kept shifting very often and had to work overtime sometimes

Advice to Senior ManagementGive others a heads up of what we might be expecting or updating of some related details to prepare the team

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working here is great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Nokia as an intern for less than a year

ProsI have a great boss, great location and great pay.

ConsUndervalued as an intern. Significantly younger than coworkers. I informed a friend of an internship at my company who got a full-time offer well before me.

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp me progress and be better at my job rather than having me find my way all on my own.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great while it lasted

Product Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat benefits and colleagues. Some great assets in terms of technologies.

Constoo many re-orgs which lead to constant shifts in focus.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nokia is still a great place

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

ProsGreat people all across the globe that are excited to work in many different aspects to create iconic products connecting happy customers. My management team was great, but it differs greatly from group to group.

Conseach site is different, but always a good vibe and energetic colleagues. Tough to see the amount of change that was inflicted on the company by changing industry trends and the required management action to try and stabilize

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A very people oriented company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Burlington, MA

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

ProsBenefits and salary are amazing, great work/life balance , they are flexible and care about their workers.

ConsLayoffs are the norm, and while the good people quickly find new work, the poor performers wait it out and re-apply and stay.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you do layoffs, try to keep the good people. What we all see happening is that the best people leave and the poorest performers re-apply and stay on. It's very political who stays and goes and not at all based on performance or knowledge or capabilities. In my opinion, that's a recipe for disaster.

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Great atmosphere to work!

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsThe co-workers, work environment, great products!

ConsGood question, until now not really any cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo comments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cool products, constant change.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nokia full-time

ProsGreat place to start a career.
-Tons of freedom
-Great benefits
-Nice gym in Chicago office
-Friendly coworkers

Cons-Not much opportunity for advancement depending on job
-Constant change often lacking clear direction
-Shifting priorities leads to a lot of wasted work
-Lots of meetings and planning with not a lot of work getting done sometimes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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