Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. ALU

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installation Supervisor in Sicklerville, NJ
    Former Employee - Installation Supervisor in Sicklerville, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    promotions are possible if you put the time in, good benefits and pay is competitive to other companies. worked from home office

    Cons

    it is too large of an international company. people are treated more as number then as a person / employee.

    Advice to Management

    take a good look at the people who you have and remember that most of the people left are the ones that have made it through 3 company name changes and there is a reason why they are still standing after 10's of thousands of lay offs through the years


  2. Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for. Lot of personal attention, good technical work. Keeps you busy all teh time. Managers are excellent to work with.

    Cons

    Merger can impact the job. Annual salary revisions depend on the group you work for. Not every group increases the salaris and offers teh Bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Good Company, keep up the good work.


  3. ALU HL Assessment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are wonderful to work with and very supportive Flexible work environment

    Cons

    Continue to struggle with business commitments Nokia acquisition could defocus business objectives


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  5. Product Line Manager

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    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Calabasas, CA

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

    Pros

    Great team. Good 401K Match

    Cons

    No companies around; limiting ecosystem of ENG pool

    Advice to Management

    Expedite decisions


  6. good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good job opportunity , good compensation , work life balance

    Cons

    Loss making , many divisions are not making profit


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    Marketing

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Marketing was a fun and creative environment. Ability to think out of the box and non-traditional tactics which is great for a personal learning curve and start personally competitive.

    Cons

    Management still til this day only care about their own personal agendas. Being the best and most creative and creative positive sales results from marketing initiatives means nothing in ALU. I'd say 90 percent of people still there are just happy to have a job. Nothing more or less. Layoffs are so stressful and ongoing. Always seeing the best of the best getting the ax but those who are best rubbing upper management are saved.

    Advice to Management

    Is the really any management? ?? Most of the Directors just carry the name. Nobody gives direction. Management needs to get their act together. Keep selling pays off the business off, mergers, layoffs...sooooo unhealthy. Try just running a business by appreciating your employees and customers and provide great product and support and it would get better. This company is just going through a slow dying process like a worm that keeps getting parts cut off and tries to restore itself.


  8. Charles Review of ALU

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Howell, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Howell, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are some of the most brilliant people you may meet.

    Cons

    Company is still trying to re-define itself. So there is constant churn in structure, the business and therefore a lot of good and great people are always being asked to leave the company due to restructuring plans.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know.


  9. ALU in Naperville

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work time flexibility, casual work environment

    Cons

    poor upper management, layoffs every third thursday of the month.

    Advice to Management

    get a clue.


  10. Member of Technical Stff

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Always working with leading edge technology. Engineering staff (especially the Bell Labs Engineers) are top notch. Relaxed environment, not micro-managed.

    Cons

    Telecom Industry is becoming very competitive. Alcatel-Lucent has been reducing their work force for nearly 15 years and they're still in deep trouble. That's why they keep merging with other companies and/or being bought out.


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    Accounting Mgr

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and knowledgeable employees made this a great place to work for many years before the merger with Lucent.

    Cons

    Upper management keeps changing directions so between reorganizations and outsourcing, morale is very low. Will probably get worse with upcoming sale to Nokia.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees for their expertise and contributions to making the company profitable. Outsourcing saves money short term only but is a long term loss



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