Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
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. Network Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Plano, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great Co-op program for students pursuing degrees in business, computer science or electrical engineering.

    Cons

    Losing US employment opportunities overseas


  2. Software engineer at ALU

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in New Providence, NJ
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in New Providence, NJ

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working time. Can work from home.

    Cons

    Low salary. Meetings at night with China.


  3. Worth a look

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stationary Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Stationary Engineer in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Alcatel-Lucent offers above average pay and benefits, a safe and clean work environment and a strong support system of managers and engineers.

    Cons

    Like many large corporations, Alcatel-Lucent is a little slow when it comes to changing focus or adapting to changes in the marketplace.


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  5. Good company

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Free lunch and dinner. Great culture. This is my first job

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  6. Mike

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My manager was really helpfully! He made sure I was doing everything correctly. I'm happy to work with a manage who is welling to help me out.

    Cons

    There is no Cons.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job!


  7. Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Calabasas, CA

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

    Pros

    great learning experience, good work environment, x x x x x x x x x x x x x xx x x x x x x x

    Cons

    no shares, bonuses. limited/no perks, xxx xxxx xx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xx x x x x x x x x


  8. Great Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    * It's an engineering community so you get to work with really bright and intelligent people.
    * The flexibility is great! Managers are very understanding of work life balance

    Cons

    * lack of salary increases for many years
    * constant fear of job loss


  9. Decent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Platform and Networking Software Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Platform and Networking Software Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Bell Labs provides opportunities for research collaborations.
    Good people.
    Excellent medical/dental benefits

    Cons

    Staff profile is on the older side, few new hires, many people seem to be just waiting for retirement
    Morale is on the low side due to several round of layoffs, low stock price, losses etc, but with recent sale to Nokia and the successful turnaround by CEO Combes things could be improving

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide some stability in order to boost morale


  10. Acquisition, Merger, Spin off, Resize, Repeat

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Great group of people. Smart. Hard working. Interesting work. Flexibility. Good work-life balance. Global team. Opportunities to learn new technologies and software processes, and apply them to your current work. Company does respect people and has a genuine concern, however this is a business not a family.

    Cons

    Constant revolving door of leadership team due to mergers, acquisition, and spin-off of business units creates a very unstable environment -- even if that is only a perceived instability. Many team members were constantly worrying about "Will I be next" instead of being able to focus on doing their best. Certainly the leadership team is doing what is best for the business -- this is a business after all; but at what cost. A review of the stock price history for the company should reveal the answer. Once best in class; now middle of the road.

    Advice to Management

    Slow "right sizing" every few months is a strain on morale. Earlier incarnations of the leadership team learned this during the early 2000s. Lessons learned are lost and the same "mistakes" are repeated. Workforce is aging. Very difficult to attract new talent. "New blood" isn't excited about the company.


  11. Good People

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent workforce
    Friendly atmosphere
    laid back
    Learning opportunities galore

    Cons

    Lack of direction
    Aging population
    Lay offs



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