Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
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Pros
  • Good Work life balance at company (in 142 reviews)

  • good work culture, working on latest technology (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a great middle & Senior Management team (in 31 reviews)

  • There hasn't been a salary increase since 2010 (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Senior Auditor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Auditor in Roseland, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very easy going....people can work from home and work the schedule they like.

    Cons

    Everyone is miserable....training is minimal...little room for advancement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Software engineer at ALU

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in New Providence, NJ
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in New Providence, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working time. Can work from home.

    Cons

    Low salary. Meetings at night with China.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not What It Was

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in New Providence, NJ
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in New Providence, NJ

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Telecommuting offered and for the most part work is straight forward

    Cons

    Management living in the past and out of touch with how to monitor team performance. Workers misguided and misdirected.

    Advice to Management

    A little late for advice to ALU. Nokia is the new sheriff in town.


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  5. Research Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New Providence, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New Providence, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Part of my job (about 60%) is academic type research. I publish research papers and present my results at leading conferences. I have very flexible work schedule. Management is very friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    My salary and salaries of my colleagues around Alcatel-Lucent do grow for the last 7 years or so. We are behind all other companies in terms of salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Compensations should rise at least at the speed of inflation. I do not have other advices to the management.


  6. Project Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with especially in the US.

    Cons

    Executive Leadership is lacking. The execs in France are more worried with building personal empires than seeing the company succeed.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Good and bad.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in New Providence, Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in New Providence, Union, NJ

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work. Very good colleagues. Collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Heavy workload for high performers. Company financials are shaky. Very few promotions.


  8. RF Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is no life or future with this company

    Cons

    worst personality i ever seen

    Advice to Management

    Please be respectful and lean something about morals and be profession how to deal with other Engineers who are works with you


  9. Consulting Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. installation

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs

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    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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



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