Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Senior Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Internet Products Division is a great place to work. Successful product line, sound processes, interesting work, good future.

    Cons

    Other areas of the company not doing so well.


  2. CFO / Finance Director / Controller / VP Finance

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    Former Employee - Financial Planning and Analysis Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Financial Planning and Analysis Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On of best technology company.

    Cons

    To many restructuring plans with Alcatel-Lucent.


  3. Very smart people zero career growth

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    amazingly experienced colleagues who are willing to share their knowledge. i owe my current position and knowledge to those few years at ALU.

    Cons

    bad management, no pay raise, bonus, nothing, absolutely nothing. no incentive for you to work there.

    Advice to Management

    not sure at this stage what will help, i think ALU is a lost cause.


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  5. Review

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good products, flexible work

    Cons

    Remote management does not inspire

    Advice to Management

    Learn to compete on price


  6. Helpful (4)

    Used to be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Director in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Director 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

    Benefits, flexible work environment in most cases.

    Cons

    Swirling around the toilet for 12+ years. Raises are non existent so employees cannot even keep up with inflation.


  7. Helpful (4)

    ALU

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    ALU will be purchased by Nokia

    Cons

    outsourcing jobs to overseas operations


  8. Helpful (3)

    Constantly changing strategy has thwarted most efforts to make progress.

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pool of talent. Decent facilities.

    Cons

    Constantly changing strategy has thwarted any real chance of progress. It's painful to see this once-vaunted paragon of technical prowess be reduced to a point of almost insignificance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop selling pieces of company (and people) to meet short-term financial goals.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Senior Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large company. Pays well with good benefits.

    Cons

    This is Dilbert's company. Management is even worse than the cartoon.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Laid off a lot of people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great company with good benefit such as high 401k matching, great medical insurance, etc.

    Cons

    Ever since the merging with Lucent, the company has not found its track. Now, the company is merging with Nokia. Good luck ALU.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Old school management, declining market

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility to work remotely. Can work from anywhere you there a phone and an internet line.

    Cons

    Old school top/down management. Segregation of thinkers from doers. Undervaluing input from employees. Stuck in declining market

    Advice to Management

    Recycle your old school execs, look to silicon valley culture as a model



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