Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Telecom Analyst

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    Current Employee - VPN Technical Support in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - VPN Technical Support in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Senior Management of the company changes their minds when contractors are considered.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider the livelihoods of all contractors when making your decisions

  2. Professioning Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, work from home environment, good pay, great training

    Cons

    too many layoffs on a consist bases

  3. Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ripon, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ripon, CA

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome owners who have been in the business for years. The staff is zero drama and well experienced. The pay is good as well because it is always busy.

    Cons

    It is all night and weekend work so the hours can be bad or good depending on your family life. Your have a limited wage you must manage your money well.

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  5. RF III

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to Work here.

    Cons

    Too many small layoffs that have continued for too long.

  6. Summer Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern

    Pros

    Good pay for summer intern. Orientation was really good. Mentors are very helpful.

    Cons

    Unorganized management and not a good company to start your career.

  7. Sales Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Very strong products and services

    Cons

    Too many small layoffs that have continued for too long.

  8. Liked working here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Bell Labs heritage, great perks especially after Lucent become part-French company

    Cons

    Endless restructuring. I get that they need to be aggressive, but this is done over and over again every 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Take a stand on products and direction and stick to it for a bit longer.

  9. technical support engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    good working environment as well as nice team members

    Cons

    the equipments in the lab are old

  10. Another merger & acquisition travail.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Not as many as there used to be. Significant recent outsourcing and job cuts.

    Cons

    Management in Paris appear to have parochial interests.

  11. Good Company to be a contractor to

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

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

    Pros

    Open communication and plenty of freedom to get work done.

    Cons

    Too many managers and too many of them changing. Managers were added/removed/moved to different projects so frequently that it was impossible to keep a contact list that was accurate for more than a month on a 3+ year project. This is not a figurative statement. It was often difficult to ascertain who you were supposed to escalate to.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency. I often didn't know organizational structure of the project from month to month.

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