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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
1,419 Reviews
3.3
1,419 Reviews
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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.  

    Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Researcher in Holmdel, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Researcher in Holmdel, NJ

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

    Pros

    reasonable amount of freedom on work plan,
    most supervision is not overwhelming.
    flexible work schedule

    Cons

    no raises for years,
    upper management just keeps say the same things,
    no real plan to turn the company around
    difficult industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    New CEO is beginning to turn the company around; Leadership does a good job explaining companies path to profitability; very flexible work-life balance (telecommutiong, virtual office).

    Cons

    It has been difficult working in an environment of constant layoffs and cost-cutting; lack of annual salary increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to execute on the Shift Plan to ensure the companies success going forward.

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  5.  

    Good place to work but lately stagnant

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

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

    Pros

    Exceptional colleagues. Many smart, loyal and dedicated co-workers. Amazing talent here. Work conditions are good - flex hours and schedules are helpful. Salary and benefits are competitive with industry.

    Cons

    An aging technical workforce that is not being replenished adequately with new talent. Business decisions may have caused a delay in moving from telephony technologies into more current internet technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hesitate to innovate. Be leaders in the industry, not followers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Software Internship Summer 2014

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Nice and healthy working environment.

    Cons

    For such a big company like Alcatel - Lucent, you would expect more salary for the work you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Project Manager Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Good with training, chance for personal growth, flexible hours

    Cons

    Promotions are tough, company with shrinking workforce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great place for freshers and good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Growth is limited for a senior professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Sinking Ship

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, very good health benefits.

    Cons

    No 401K match, shrinking portfolio, most people do not even know what they can sell and support.
    Constant layoffs, and poor morale make the work life less than fun. If you are let go during a FMP, do not even think you will ever get hired back as you are now black listed. Once a great company is now the Titanic, It's only a matter of time before this company is a complete shell of it's self.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the North American layoffs, and start to take on the unions in Europe.
    Define the over all company strategy, just saying you have a "Shift Plan" is another way to say you will sell off bits of the company and continue the layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company at one time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great company with competitive pay and benefits, but has gone down hill in the last few years. Very little in the way of promotions, incentives and new opportunities these days.

    Cons

    Benefits have been continually cut and layoffs are pretty common these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back some incentives and show some appreciation for you employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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