Alcatel-Lucent
3.2 of 5 1,151 reviews
www.alcatel-lucent.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

Alcatel-Lucent Reviews in New Jersey

Updated Apr 6, 2014
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2.7 71 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes

Michel Combes

(11 ratings)

27% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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IT Partner

IT Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Murray Hill, NJ

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

ProsThe talent of individuals is pretty impressive and "Bell Labs" still carries some weight (see the book "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation").

ConsToo many upper management changes, which creates a cycle of 'fits and starts' for a company that can't waste time turning things around.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused on the few critical items necessary to turn the business around. Getting out of bad contracts was great, but still need to prune the portfolio.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
Murray Hill, NJ

I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNice and relaxed work environment., a lot of smart colleagues. Friendly. Good benefit

ConsWhat can you expect for a company keep loosing money?

Advice to Senior ManagementWake up! It's 21th century. Figure out a way to save this great company and DO 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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Outsourcing Finance Functions

Finance Manager (Current Employee)
New Providence, NJ

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

ProsPositive changes to focus on what company does best

ConsToo much outsourcing; in-house experience will be lost

Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate loss of experience when outsourcing and invest in employee development

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Overall good

Director (Current Employee)
Murray Hill, NJ

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

ProsWorking environment in Alcatel-Lucent is good

ConsNo raises for last 7 years

Advice to Senior ManagementGive some bonus

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company for balancing personal life and work life.

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Murray Hill, NJ

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

ProsReasonable work hours although things can get hectic at certain times of the year. If your colleagues are smart, you can learn a lot from them as there is a lot of emphasis on doing things methodically.

ConsDue to current cost cutting measures, very little opportunity to visit trade shows and industry events to keep up to date with the rest of the communications industry.

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

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Great work life, definitely turning a corner

Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
Murray Hill, NJ

I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat flexibility, work/home balance, tons of creative, smart people. Has started focusing on limited businesses it can do well in, and that seems to be working.

ConsHad a long period of losing money and didn't really have a plan that worked. New management appears to have this under control, but in the interim expect turmoil. New employees should be fine, but many existing ones are facing layoffs as the strategy changes.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the tough decision to move forward into the future, even if it means some long-time contributors don't reach retirement.

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

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An Excellent company to work for

RF Hardware Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Murray Hill, NJ

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

ProsExcellent coworkers, ample oppurtunities to learn

ConsSlow, buerocracy, leg puling among groups, specially in light of downword economic outlook and downsizing

Advice to Senior ManagementReprioritize fast...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Malaise of complacency

Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Murray Hill, NJ

I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent for more than 10 years

ProsFlexible work hours. Ability to telecommute.

ConsVery poor pay and no raises. While the French and Americans were fighting to determine who would lead the company, the idiots from the consumed division of Nortel (Canada) stepped into the void and truly destroyed the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire every single last existing manager. The company is modestly successful only in spite of those in current leadership positions. A monkey could do a better job at managing for success.

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

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Alcatel-Lucent was great place to work until the .com bubble burst.

Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
Murray Hill, NJ

I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLooking to become profitable again

ConsLow morale. Most employees are not enjoying there employment

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide proper training and guidance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Murray Hill, NJ

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

ProsGood co. if t could make a profit

ConsConstant threat of closure and outsourcing

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome profitable

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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