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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
1,502 Reviews
3.3
1,502 Reviews
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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
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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.  

    Global Procurement Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Big company, lots of people, too many locations

    Cons

    Too many tools, lots of people too many locations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Hands-on work. I worked on testing the Service Routers for a new feature. The new feature would be pushed onto the actual customer devices.
    Lots of experienced people. Lots to learn.
    Free lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays. Well-stocked snack room.

    Cons

    Work gets slow sometimes, when a release isn't due anytime soon. But that was probably my case since I was an intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Alcatel Lucent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    1. Many options to work virtually which is always a plus
    2. Very intelligent group of people work here

    Cons

    1. Inundated by processes
    2. The time it takes for something to complete is higher then in most companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more pride in your people that are superior performers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great working environment but overall company state a nagging question

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great work family balance, good working environment. If you are self-motivated lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Year over year the company has made a loss and layoffs seem to be happening all the time. Small pay raises if any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to invest more in the employees and this means improving efficiency and make the overall business profitable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    ALU Installer

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    Current Employee - Senior Communications Service Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Communications Service Technician in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. large opportunity to learn. fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    management has abandoned workers. The shift plan is solely about laying off until management bonuses return.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Based on History

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    As of recently, they seem to be turning around their position in the industry

    Cons

    They lost many of their key Executives to other companies.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    good excellent worthy good pay good culture

    Cons

    location hours good facility worthy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall decent place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Great benefits decent pay and union

    Cons

    Lots of travel and union wont fight for the installers anymore

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Still too many paper pushers in management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Still some good technology and innovation.

    Cons

    Despite all the cuts, still layers exist of micro-managing incompetent managers--the petty Dilbert "pointy haired boss" types who are threatened by and make life miserable (as they can) for intelligent productive employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious about cutting the paper pushing incompetent management and reward the high performing employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great technical company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Great technical company. Lot of history. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Poor management who have no pulse on market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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