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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
1,363 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a great sense of work-life balance within Alcatel-Lucent (in 134 reviews)

  • The management is transparent, no work pressure and good work culture (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has struggled to pull it together in the last seven years (in 31 reviews)

  • gt;> Little to no salary increase or bonus for the past 8 years (in 30 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    New CEO is beginning to turn the company around; Leadership does a good job explaining companies path to profitability; very flexible work-life balance (telecommutiong, virtual office).

    Cons

    It has been difficult working in an environment of constant layoffs and cost-cutting; lack of annual salary increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to execute on the Shift Plan to ensure the companies success going forward.

  2.  

    Good place to work but lately stagnant

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional colleagues. Many smart, loyal and dedicated co-workers. Amazing talent here. Work conditions are good - flex hours and schedules are helpful. Salary and benefits are competitive with industry.

    Cons

    An aging technical workforce that is not being replenished adequately with new talent. Business decisions may have caused a delay in moving from telephony technologies into more current internet technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hesitate to innovate. Be leaders in the industry, not followers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Software Internship Summer 2014

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Nice and healthy working environment.

    Cons

    For such a big company like Alcatel - Lucent, you would expect more salary for the work you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Project Manager Job

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Good with training, chance for personal growth, flexible hours

    Cons

    Promotions are tough, company with shrinking workforce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Flexibility, culture, time off policies,

    Cons

    Compensation, personal growth, management attention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place for freshers and good benefits

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Growth is limited for a senior professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company at one time

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great company with competitive pay and benefits, but has gone down hill in the last few years. Very little in the way of promotions, incentives and new opportunities these days.

    Cons

    Benefits have been continually cut and layoffs are pretty common these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back some incentives and show some appreciation for you employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits flexible work schedule but don't expect big bonus

    Cons

    Not much career development and career opportunities internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize the talent you have internally

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Wireless system engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of colleagues are highly talented, and in most cases, ready to help you.
    Work life balance is not bad.

    Cons

    Very little growth potential. Very few young employees. Mostly are folks who survived many rounds of layoffs. A bit political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survival is their goal. The best the company can to is to say alive. Apparently the current management is achieving that goal. They are still around while the NTs, the MOT's have gone. So, not a bad job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Technical Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Work with different internal organizations, customer facing.

    Cons

    Many long hours, no raises, no advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunites for advancement, provided rasies

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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