Alcatel-Lucent

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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
1,396 Reviews
3.3
1,396 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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  1.  

    Great place for junior sw engineers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for learning and working with experienced developers.
    It's relatively easy to move within the company to a project you prefer.
    Very flexible work schedule. In North America, you start with a very good amount of vacation, which is a good starting incentive.

    Cons

    Lacks that young developer culture/spirit; the work style and environment leaves little room for creativity and innovation. Extremely slow growth in compensation.

  2.  

    One of the best places to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    A company on the cutting edge of Telecommunication

    Cons

    Fewer jobs in the Us

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I would NOT recommend

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Decent benefits, okay compensation, casual office

    Cons

    Severely lacking upper management. No pay increases in the last 5 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more professional and value the employees that are good. Quit playing favorites.

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  5.  

    Great Place to work

    • 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

    Flexibility, culture, time off policies,

    Cons

    Compensation, personal growth, management attention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work. Opportunities to work on bleeding edge problem s

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom on projects. Many opportunities to work on great technology. Incredible experience.

    Cons

    Rewards not commensurate with work. Pay and bonuses not uniform. Loosing global market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are the biggest asset. Don't ignore them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company to work for knowledge and life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    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
  8.  

    UK team: Friendly and thorough

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

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

    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
  9.  

    Software Quality Assurance engineer IPD group

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    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
  10.  

    Outstanding Culture. A little light on compensation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TTT LTE Implementation Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - TTT LTE Implementation Engineer in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent (more than an year)

    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
  11.  

    I has a great experience working for ALU.

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

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

    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

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