Alcatel-Lucent

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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
1,419 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a great sense of work-life balance within Alcatel-Lucent (in 142 reviews)

  • Company has a good Work Culture, lot of talented resources, good products (in 57 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 30 reviews)

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    Consulting Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great position with lots of flexibility working on latest technology. Work with great extensive global team and PLM organization. Simply awesome job to have with great management and strong corporate support.

    Cons

    While just amazing work environment, technology involvement with a lots of SME choices, one huge negative aspect to this job is amount of work on each engineer’s plate. Consulting engineers are way over worked which poses a great treath to family life in general.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    installation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Installation in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Installation in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    great benefits, overtime, pay, stress free work, company phone and computer, and great people to work with

    Cons

    lack of career opportunities within the U.S.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Researcher in Holmdel, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Researcher in Holmdel, NJ

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

    Pros

    reasonable amount of freedom on work plan,
    most supervision is not overwhelming.
    flexible work schedule

    Cons

    no raises for years,
    upper management just keeps say the same things,
    no real plan to turn the company around
    difficult industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Slow Train Wreck in Process

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Elizabeth, NJ

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work is pretty easy, so if you don't need a challenge this is the company to work for.

    Cons

    Continuous layoffs, lack of morale, the company will be gone eventually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all the old guard otherwise the company is doomed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a good places to work, but very slow growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Summit, NJ

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

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work with work-life balance. Great people in general.

    Cons

    No salary increase and very small bonus (if any) for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create incentive for employees in high growth areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people and company - with great past/legacy of success!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn; amazing, dedicated, committed people; impressive legacy of contributions to global telecommunications - and to society. Deep customer relationships in North America.

    Cons

    Company and people have through non-ending restructurings, down sizing, yet same challenges persist year after year. Much key talent has exited company in recent years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good to see deep changes taking place. Global diversity of leadership has been an asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sales & Delivery

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales & Delivery in Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales & Delivery in Whippany, NJ

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    GREAT employees and lots of flexibility. Nobody looks down on anyone and management listens to you. Loved the workplace and company.

    Cons

    Boring. Not enough excitement in the workplace. There is a great balance and you will have life but employees are dull from my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does help you so that you are up to par with what is going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Outsourcing Finance Functions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New Providence, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New Providence, NJ

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

    Pros

    Positive changes to focus on what company does best

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing; in-house experience will be lost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate loss of experience when outsourcing and invest in employee development

    Approves of CEO
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    this is a review...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New Providence, NJ
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New Providence, NJ

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    they got nice working environment. people are very nice. they also got a lot of research people in Bell Labs, which you can always talk to during lunch time at the cafe.

    Cons

    Bad cell phone reception signal in the building at most of the place. they do have a gym, but it is not free to employees. the food in the cafeteria is limited to a few types.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I was a Project Manager for providing financial news to the Markets

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hauppauge, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company and learned a lot

    Cons

    A lot of the work was outsourced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am currently no longer in Alcatel-Lucent and looking for a new challenging role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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