Alcatel-Lucent

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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews in Mountain View, CA

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
1,396 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a great sense of work-life balance within Alcatel-Lucent (in 137 reviews)

  • Company has a good Work Culture, lot of talented resources, good products (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has struggled to pull it together in the last seven years (in 31 reviews)

  • gt;> Little to no salary increase or bonus for the past 8 years (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    ALU IP Division is a very good company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very talented leadership team, able to work in cutting edge technologies, Able to maintain family-work balance

    Cons

    I didn't have a worse experience at ALU

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    IPD is best group to work for

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

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

    Pros

    work-life balance & get to work on cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Overall Alcatel-lucent is not doing well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the spin off for IPD

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Alcatel-Lucent has been pretty good to me.

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

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

    Pros

    Alcatel-Lucent provides tuition reimbursement, health/dental benefits, 401(k) plan, and an annual bonus plan based on organizational performance vs. goals. Alcatel-Lucent offers generous vacation (22 days for 0-10 years, 27 days for 10+ years, and like 32 days after 20+ years). This is for the United States. Different countries may vary. Great work life balance. Pretty much an eight hour day, five day a week job.

    Cons

    While Alcatel-Lucent does have a 401(k) plan, the 6% matching was eliminated this year. In its place is a cash account program. The program is intended to provide for monthly pay credits equal to 6% of base salary paid in the prior month. However, because of the time it will take to setup the Program, the amount of the initial pay credit is being increased to 6.12% and will be based on base salary paid in all of 2014. The additional 0.12% is the amount that would have been accumulated in the account as of January 1, 2015 had the pay credits been made monthly with interest. After January 1, 2015, employees will receive monthly pay credits equal to 6% of their base salary paid during the prior calendar month. Upon termination, you may commence your Cash Account Program benefit by electing, with spousal consent, a lump sum payment in cash, a lump sum rollover to an IRA, a lump sum rollover to the ALSP (provided you have a balance in the ALSP at the time of the rollover), or a lump-sum rollover to any other qualified retirement plan. In addition, there will be annuity forms of payment (monthly payments for life) available under the CAP.
    You tend to stay in the same position without much room for career growth (mostly just gaining lots of experience).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of every division except IP routing. Keep developing new and innovative edge and core routers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Quality Assurance engineer IPD group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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

    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
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, talented team.

    Cons

    Some crusty people that it could without.

  7.  

    Alcatel-Lucent

    • 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

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

    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
  8.  

    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

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    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
  9.  

    A multi-national roller coaster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

    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
  10.  

    Great experience but company is restructuring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  11.  

    Multiple Changes Constantly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 5 years)

    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

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