Alcatel-Lucent

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    Consulting Engineer

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    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great position with lots of flexibility working on latest technology. Work with great extensive global team and PLM organization. Simply awesome job to have with great management and strong corporate support.

    Cons

    While just amazing work environment, technology involvement with a lots of SME choices, one huge negative aspect to this job is amount of work on each engineer’s plate. Consulting engineers are way over worked which poses a great treath to family life in general.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company with incredible technology debilitated by under-performing, legacy senior management.

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    Former Employee - Sales Management
    Former Employee - Sales Management

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

    Pros

    Their technology is best-of-breed and employ many talented people.

    Cons

    Company leadership is lacking in senior-level capabilities. The culture is based upon a merger that has never recognized it's true potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nothing really bad to say, but nothing good either, too big, employers get lost

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    employers are given the impression to have some freedom on hire but they don't really have any

    Cons

    employers get lost and it's hard to move up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A sinking ship

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    Former Employee - MTS2
    Former Employee - MTS2

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

    Pros

    it used to be a great company that care for people. But not anymore

    Cons

    top heavy, process heavy, underutilized resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire all the VP's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Strong change in culture needed

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Murray Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work with some really smart people; ability to work from home. Company seems like it is headed in a better direction due to the recent narrowing of their focus/portfolio

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities, unless you move to a completely different business group. Salaries and bonuses have been limited/stagnant for years - even for top performers. Constant cycle of layoffs. Lots of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the strong performers happy. Build a culture of achievement and pride!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Mixed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Many great people
    Very Good Work Life Balance
    Finally have a capable CEO

    Cons

    Floundering for past 15 years
    Prior leadership weak
    May be too late to save this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    installation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Installation in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Installation in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    great benefits, overtime, pay, stress free work, company phone and computer, and great people to work with

    Cons

    lack of career opportunities within the U.S.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Constant State of Reorg; Majority of Finance moving to Accenture.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Work-life balance is okay. Fairly flexible.

    Cons

    Little to no salary increases & very infrequent bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good overall company

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Management
    Former Employee - Mid Level Management

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Company is flexible regarding working from home.

    Cons

    Senior level executives are not always proficient and skilled. Too much french bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a strategy and stick to it. Each year there was a new company direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Flexible company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

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

    Pros

    The company has been hit by the downturn in the telecomms sector, perhaps more severely so than other competitors Huawei and Ericsson. However, for the young graduate looking for career advancement, there may be some opportunity to progress although limited. This is one of the most flexible employers and the salary is somewhat average by industry standards. There is a great sense of camaraderie among co-workers.

    Cons

    Salaries do not typically grow. If possible, bargain for a better starting salary because that will be the number you will be stuck with for several years to come. Although beginning to change, there is an imbalance between the middle-aged + older employees to young professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on a formula that will allow good employee retention by at least raising salary yearly to match inflation. This should be basic minimum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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