Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated June 3, 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. Sales Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Technology company -- Bel Labs

    Cons

    Constant restructuring and downsizing to lower costs. New owner in 2016.


  2. Marketing Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility, can work remotely, great multi-cultural and international company, very nice turn-around for the past couple of years

    Cons

    Budget and resources overall are tough, although this should change in a near future. HR are not the major strength of the company


  3. Nice Company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Designer in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Designer in Paris (France)

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very Nice Work Environment.
    Mainly Nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Large company and division (Wireless, IP, Optical) are disconnected from others.


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  5. Software Developer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Self learning. Depends on department, having good flexibility

    Cons

    Compensation is low. Carrier development of employees poor.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to personal carrier development


  6. Awesome team, awesome manager.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Nozay, Ile-de-France (France)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Nozay, Ile-de-France (France)

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

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

    Pros

    nice job, with nice people who take care of each other

    Cons

    the augmentation is froze for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Listen more the employe with the strategy to adapt against competitor


  7. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Business Development in Paris (France)
    Current Intern - Business Development in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As an intern am learning a lot.

    Cons

    haven't seen any cons until now

    Advice to Management

    Work on proofing people and giving higher responsibilities


  8. Good work/Life balance, autonomy & accountability.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Nozay, Ile-de-France (France)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Nozay, Ile-de-France (France)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focus on innovation and customer oriented (Customer First).
    Good company to build a strong experience in technology and management.
    Very good team spirit worldwide.
    Solid processes implemented at corporate level to guide all employees in their job on a daily basis

    Cons

    Frequent re-organization.
    No wages increase and lack of compensation during several years due to finance unstability of the company.
    Dismantling of some activities.

    Advice to Management

    Improve motivation factors: reward, carreer opportunities and mobility.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Bad internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Nozay, Ile-de-France (France)
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Nozay, Ile-de-France (France)

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work in Alcatel-Lucent if you want a quiet work and you don't want to be part of decisions (just work and being paid).
    In France, managers and engineers are about 50 years old, which means real opportunities for your careers if you are young and dynamic in the next 10 years.

    Cons

    Management in Alcatel-Lucent is terrible. As an intern, no one gave me any advice or directive about my work.
    Many managers and executives have no technical skills, and most of them don't want to learn. This lack make them unefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Alcatel-Lucent should review the global organisation of teams, communication and project management. This is not about details, this is a global problem. Following "Agile" methodology without speaking with the clients is a really bad idea...


  10. Evolution et instabilité

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nozay, Ile-de-France (France)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nozay, Ile-de-France (France)

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

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

    Pros

    Entreprise développée dans beaucoup de pays, possibilité d'évoluer rapidement. Un pôle innovation inégalé

    Cons

    Marché télécom quelque peu saturé, instabilité et plans sociaux continus, rémunération au bon vouloir du hiérarchique

    Advice to Management

    Une entreprise de cette taille devrait donner plus de stabilité d'emploi, or ce n'est pas le cas.


  11. Un potentiel énorme mais un environnement/une atmosphère anxiogène

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Paris (France)

    I have been working 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

    Un environnement international et créatif/innovant ; la diversité des profils et des cultures

    Cons

    L'ambiance/l'atmosphère parfois pesante et le niveau élevé de politique interne/lutte des clans



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