Alcatel-Lucent

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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 50 reviews

6% Approve of the CEO

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes

Michel Combes

(2 ratings)

29% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Overall a good places to work, but very slow growth

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Summit, NJ

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

    ConsNo salary increase and very small bonus (if any) for many years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to create incentive for employees in high growth areas.

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

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

    Senior Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsCompany 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 Senior ManagementGood to see deep changes taking place. Global diversity of leadership has been an asset.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales & Delivery (Former Employee) Whippany, NJ

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

    ConsBoring. 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 Senior ManagementManagement does help you so that you are up to par with what is going on.

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

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    Outsourcing Finance Functions

    Finance Manager (Current Employee) New Providence, NJ

    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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    Summer Intern (Former Employee) New Providence, NJ

    Prosthey 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.

    ConsBad 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.

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

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

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Hauppauge, NY

    ProsGreat company and learned a lot

    ConsA lot of the work was outsourced

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am currently no longer in Alcatel-Lucent and looking for a new challenging role.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) New Providence, NJ

    Prosvery knowledgeable and experienced co-workers with years of experience
    flexible hours

    ConsCompany is on the down-slide, no reward for working hard, lot of wastage of resources
    20% of the employees do 100% of the work

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a grip on the situation and turn it around.

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

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    Upper Management is Bankrupting the Company

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) New Providence, NJ

    Pros-Talented Technical Co-Workers
    - Generally very motivated workforce
    - Co-Workers regularly share technical Expertise
    - Good Pay and Benefits

    Cons- Management has demoralizing impact
    - Management creates unnecessary political battles
    - Management are more interested in there careers than in managing the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove all Upper Management. Reduce the number of management layers by 75%.

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

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    No growth opportunites!!

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) New Providence, NJ

    ProsGreat team of people
    Flexible hours
    Good benefits

    ConsExecutives are ignorant and disconnected.
    Does not pay well
    Hit glass celing very early. No growth after that.

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

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    Work at Alcatel-Lucent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New Providence, Union, NJ

    ProsMost flexible place to work and relatively healthy work environment.

    ConsWorking long hours and economically not that healthy for employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should recognize hard working and best talented people and compensate them.

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

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