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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews in Mountain View, CA

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
1,299 Reviews

3.3
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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance if you work 9 to 5 and expect nothing but to play the survival game (in 132 reviews)

  • good work culture, working on latest technology (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • decision of senior management not following a strategic insight but based on non grounded judgmental view (in 30 reviews)

  • Continual upper management turnover results in the resetting of goals and the loss of momentum (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Software Quality Assurance engineer IPD group

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Good Job. Excellent pay. Good team to work with. Also the type of responsibilites you will handle at alcatel will be challenging and good for career. Flexible working. Monday , wednesday.

    Cons

    Nothing much of a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Product Line Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Great place to work, talented team.

    Cons

    Some crusty people that it could without.

  3.  

    Alcatel-Lucent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    startup like enviornment, good engineering practices

    Cons

    non-structured any planned growth of an employee career,
    employee has to worry about monetary as well overall any skill growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to care about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience

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

    Pros

    Good innovative products. Chance to chat with Vice President as he is onsite
    Free food on Monday n wednesday.

    Cons

    Hires people from one particular university only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No issues with the management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A multi-national roller coaster

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Line Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Line Manager in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Global company with good internal transfer opportunities and an internal career path

    Cons

    Senior management has struggled to pull it together in the last seven years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut heads, cut losing product units, operate the company sanely. Remove several layers of management. We need to be 40K people not 80K.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience but company is restructuring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    start-up mentality
    good benefits, vacation
    Very educated and gifted staff
    management is very talented
    One of the best products on the market, about to beat cisco and juniper

    Cons

    compenstation could be better, some people leave due to this
    some divisions of the company are failing so there is restructuring
    stock prices not doing so well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your employees more happy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Multiple Changes Constantly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IP Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - IP Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Great co-workers, talented engineering pool. Work life balance welcomed and supported

    Cons

    Too many organizational changes going on constantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select one company structure and 2 initiatives and stick with them. The constant change and layoffs makes everyone unproductive as they wait for the next change.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good learning and experience

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

    Pros

    Good people around.
    Lot of responsibility

    Cons

    1) Lot of experienced people around.
    2) Growth is slow in company for new joines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    The experience at Alcatel-Lucent depends on the divisions.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Big company with global reach.
    R&D in many different countries.
    Exciting work and good development at some of the divisions.

    Cons

    The company hasn't been profitable for many years.
    The lack of profitability causes depressed share price.
    The above two factors affect the compensations of the workers negatively.
    Frequent re-organization causes inefficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let profitability affects the compensations of the workers negatively.
    Frequent re-organization is probably necessary, but it should be donw without causing inefficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It went from very good to very bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Not much work, once you understand their technology and streamline things.
    Work life balance is good.
    You can play ping pong if you like.

    Cons

    -Not much visibility into the future the company is heading from top Mgmt.
    -Must be very good at office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always remember that people are your most important asset. Just don't say this as a catch phrase, but show it in your actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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