Alcatel-Lucent

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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
1,466 Reviews
3.3
1,466 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a great sense of work-life balance within Alcatel-Lucent (in 142 reviews)

  • Company has a good Work Culture, lot of talented resources, good products (in 57 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.  

    Wireless construction manager, Sprint Network Vision Project/ Philadelphia, PA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Just a great company to work with. I was a contractor from SCom. I enjoyed every minute working with/for Alcatel-Lucent.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. I enjoyed every minute there. We got all the training on the Sprint installation we needed, and everyone was ready to help out if there was a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me back. Don't change a thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place for interns

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    -Great internship program which included workshops, resume expos, and opportunities to network with corporate executives
    -Assigned a mentor who will be your resource for the work
    -Open communication with coworkers
    -Excellent learning experience

    Cons

    -Current employees are older
    -Work environment, aside from intern activities, is very boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    People are very very nice there

    Cons

    the whole profit of this company is downhilling

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  5.  

    A Company that Hustles for their customers!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Telecommuting
    Supreme Benefits-Date of Hire!
    A Pension!
    Training
    Global presence
    22 days PTO for new hires
    Extremely flexible
    Challenging
    ALU University
    Plethora of fairs, etc

    Management is flexible & driven. You are challenged & rewarded for outstanding work. You may get the opportunity to travel & meet other amazing professionals in the industry. I have grown so much since starting with ALU. I could never thank the team of people I work with enough.

    Cons

    None! My workload is hectic at times, but this is no reflection if the company. I am very pleased!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Project Management Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Intensive exposure to SAP, SRM, and Microsoft Excel.

    Cons

    I am not a big fan of the company culture, but everyone is very nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

    Pros

    -Able to interact with many different departments
    -As an intern, given a project that seemed to be relevant and beneficial to the company
    -Developed good relations with many employees

    Cons

    -Large company with large company processes, often relied on other parts of the company for feedback before I could proceed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more young people

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Start up feel quickly moving to corporate setting, fun work dynamic, competitive salary, smart group of individuals mostly with wireless industry knowledge/experience

    Cons

    Not too cons other than there is a strong family dynamic with certain teams and it's difficult to break into - you may feel like your not part of the team.

  9.  

    Good Company, Leadership looking for direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Average salaries, great vacation benefit, strong medical benefits.

    Cons

    Not much advancement opportunity for hungry people. Very much a closed management environment, have to wait your turn (which could be years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the "hungry" people and get them into a development program with leadership opportunities.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    315

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 315 in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - 315 in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Field work at customer sites around the world.

    Cons

    bureaucracy, to caught up in technicalities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with know your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    excellent for interns

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    -extremely helpful colleagues
    good learning place.
    competitive salaries

    Cons

    -little to no raise since everything depends on your level and years of experience as opposed to how hard you work.
    -little to no access to any information about a product outside your own group. no help received whatsoever when requested

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to implement better policies for growing employees.
    need to allow more inter-group communication
    have better office amenities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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