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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
1,303 Reviews

3.3
1,303 Reviews
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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
Michel Combes
200 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance if you work 9 to 5 and expect nothing but to play the survival game (in 132 reviews)

  • good work culture, working on latest technology (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • decision of senior management not following a strategic insight but based on non grounded judgmental view (in 30 reviews)

  • Continual upper management turnover results in the resetting of goals and the loss of momentum (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good company to work for knowledge and life balance

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    good company to work for knowledge and life balance....just move on

    Cons

    i think, i found none...sorry:)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    love u

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    UK team: Friendly and thorough

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly and open. Leaders work hard to lead and encourage teamwork. Matrix management means your skills can be made available widely to keep you as busy as you need to be.

    Cons

    Telecomms always moves slowly. Acquisitions and merger has meant friction, mistrust and internal politics. Some staff tuck themselves out of the way and add no value. HR team in Newport can be a bit backward - telling me it was an IT problem when my account was removed during my last day and that my unclaimed expenses, therefore, wouldn't be paid. HR team in Newport does have some great people in it, too. French team work to their own timetable and can be frustrating to deal with. I left because I needed more money and to be busier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up and good work, refining and encouraging.
    Improve communications in and around teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Software Quality Assurance engineer IPD group

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

    Pros

    Good Job. Excellent pay. Good team to work with. Also the type of responsibilites you will handle at alcatel will be challenging and good for career. Flexible working. Monday , wednesday.

    Cons

    Nothing much of a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Outstanding Culture. A little light on compensation

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    Current Employee - TTT LTE Implementation Engineer  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - TTT LTE Implementation Engineer in Dublin, OH

    Pros

    Stable contract work. Outstanding expertise, professionalism and espirit de corp from all of my colleagues. Tremendous work ethic is en-grained in the culture.

    Cons

    Had to permanently re-locate. Compensation was not quite in-line with industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You guys never passed the buck and you absolutely controlled what you could control. I had a clear understanding of my role. My ability to advance and after a bit what my day-to-day objectives were.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I has a great experience working for ALU.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The technology was cutting edge, and the R&D environment was flexible enough to allow innovation.

    Cons

    The company outsourced, and downsized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, highly trained professionals, friendly atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    Pros

    Long history of patents and achievements in telecommunications industry field

    Cons

    some lack of motivation, people not taking responsibility for what they do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look closely on new employees, bring young motivated blood, reward the hard-workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    good work culture, working on latest technology

    Cons

    nothing so far , would be better if management will be more transparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    excellent employer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Pros

    good work life balance and focus on individual's personal interest

    Cons

    leave out from reality, lack of pressure

    Recommends
  10.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Great work culture and quality of work. Never short of challenges

    Cons

    Sometimes, promotions can be slow especially at more experienced levels due to the company being quite saturated at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward high performers regardless of hierarchy

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The best company I have ever worked for!

    Current Employee - Construction Manager
    Current Employee - Construction Manager

    Pros

    Professional office environment, great people!

    Cons

    Company will only hire contractors so you won't get any benefits.

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