Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Alcatel-Lucent CEO 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. good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    same flexibility as full-time permanent worker.

    Cons

    work load not balanced among seasons.


  2. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in New Delhi (India)

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

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

    Pros

    No workload, lot of time to do your job.

    Cons

    Less salary hike as per expectation

    Advice to Management

    NA


  3. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    Ussung Agile will eventually screw up the quality of all products.

    Advice to Management

    Less politics. Get rid of Agile.


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  5. Network Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. 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


  7. Software engineer at ALU

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. An old and slow company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Remain survived telecom vendor in NAR. Good benefit for employees, Good position for living.

    Cons

    Too old and too slow to compete with Ericsson and Huawei. Currently acquired by Nokia, may not good for employees to survive next year.

    Advice to Management

    Need refresh the management team, more open and more aggressive in the market.


  10. Worth a Look

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed working environment with a good remuneration package

    Cons

    Going through significant change with a re-focus on the business strategy.
    Minimal meaningful communication
    Significant cuts in head count

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key in times of change


  11. DMTS

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Good working benefits, good co-workers

    Cons

    No salary increases for years. Bonus targets not reached for years.

    Advice to Management

    If you're not adding pay, at least do some morale-lifting and team-building activities such as group lunches, celebrations, etc.



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