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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews in Ottawa, ON

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
1,334 Reviews
3.3
1,334 Reviews
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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.  

    Good company but market is not

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and benefits, also management and colleagues.

    Cons

    Slow growing and less opportunities in personal career path.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Good company to work for, pay is not competitive (but similar to market)

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environemnt, good (polite) managers, and overall an innovative and capable company thats passing through a rough time

    Cons

    Relaxed environemnt, good (polite) managers, and overall an innovative and capable company thats passing through a rough time

  3.  

    Hard to evaluate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Technology (depends on which team you are in)

    Cons

    - Rare or no raises
    - Bonus rarely paid
    - No career development
    - Very political environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Invest in the people
    - Share the wealth
    - Introduce career management plans
    - Be open and transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Big company, lots to learn, but losing profit

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    Former Employee - Strategic Data Analyst  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Strategic Data Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lucky to be in a team that was extremely supportive. Senior management were friendly and approachable. Free gym and classes within the building. Diverse culture. Management were open to new suggestions and tools. Provides opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Big company, still lots of red tape. Business is not doing so well. A French company, so teams in Europe are always on vacations. Hard to get things done sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovation and focus on retaining talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Many long term employees.

    Cons

    Poor support for training and progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of silos.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    worked as a deep packet inspection engineer

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Best reason to work in Alcatel-Lucent is people are very helpful.

    Cons

    In my department my team was not working as a team player. So I hate such job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people them collaborate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very nice 8-month internship experience with Alcatel-Lucent

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility of working schedule: since the position was for student internship, the working schedule is not very strict. But one has to make sure of getting things done on time! The overall environment is nice and friendly. One may learn a lot from colleagues.

    Cons

    The beginning was hard. My position was like handling applications with a small start-up group within the team. Many other team members had no idea what these students were doing. At the end it was fine, once the applications one made/developed are really good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company, excellent people, excellent professionals, lack of strategy for the future.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    flexible hork hours, excellent benefits, great work environment

    Cons

    Bad financial position after a merger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Punch-drunk love

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    There were a lot of great people there and there used to be a lot of great opportunities for talented people. I worked on a lot of interesting projects.

    Cons

    Constant fear of lay offs, people became better at keeping their jobs than actually doing their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop saying how you're really going to make changes and turn things around and actually do it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Will not move anywhere else... like everywhere, good days, bad days...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Always in Challenging mode.
    Perfect for people who wants to learn on daily basis..
    Telecom world is contently changing
    Flexibility.
    Good Salary.

    Cons

    It's Telecom World, so 24x7 coverage...
    Schedule always depends on customer requirement...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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