Alcatel-Lucent
3.2 of 5 1,249 reviews
www.alcatel-lucent.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

Alcatel-Lucent Reviews in Ottawa, ON

Updated Jun 21, 2014
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3.7 44 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes

Michel Combes

(6 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company but market is not

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

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

    ConsSlow growing and less opportunities in personal career path.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Big company, lots to learn, but losing profit

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

    ProsLucky 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.

    ConsBig 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 Senior ManagementContinue to innovation and focus on retaining talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok

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

    ProsMany long term employees.

    ConsPoor support for training and progress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of silos.

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

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    worked as a deep packet inspection engineer

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet people them collaborate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very nice 8-month internship experience with Alcatel-Lucent

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

    ProsFlexibility 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.

    ConsThe 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.

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

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

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

    Prosflexible hork hours, excellent benefits, great work environment

    ConsBad financial position after a merger

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

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    Punch-drunk love

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

    ProsThere 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    It was great working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat working environment
    Great job opportunities
    Great people

    ConsNo increase of salaries for several years

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company.... Terrible management

    Subject Matter Expert - IPD SRC (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe SR product line is top notch. The technical team and staff for the most part are superb. Very willing to share knowledge and support Jr staff

    ConsAbout 50% of management are short sited and lack the ability to recognize true talent and future thinkers. They are me too kind of people who do not innovate

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop following the pack and take steps to jump in front of the pack. Leverage the leadership and innovation from the timetra acquisition throughout the company. Cut the products that don't support LTE and triple play.

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

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