Alcatel-Lucent

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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
1,299 Reviews

3.3
1,299 Reviews
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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
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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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  1.  

    Sales & Delivery

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

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    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

    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
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  5.  

    Outsourcing Finance Functions

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

    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
  6.  

    this is a review...

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

    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
  7.  

    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

    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
  8.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  New Providence, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in New Providence, NJ

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on the situation and turn it around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Upper Management is Bankrupting the Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  New Providence, NJ
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Remove all Upper Management. Reduce the number of management layers by 75%.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No growth opportunites!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New Providence, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New Providence, NJ

    Pros

    Great team of people
    Flexible hours
    Good benefits

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Work at Alcatel-Lucent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New Providence, Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Providence, Union, NJ

    Pros

    Most flexible place to work and relatively healthy work environment.

    Cons

    Working long hours and economically not that healthy for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should recognize hard working and best talented people and compensate them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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