Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. day day up

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's one great place to learn the new telecom technology

    Cons

    The company does not operate quite well in these years, so basically there is no bonus


  2. yield improvement engineer

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits, salary and career oportunity

    Cons

    instability due European financial issues


  3. Helpful (4)

    ALU in a nutshell

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff

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

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

    Pros

    ALU is normally right on with the cutting edge of technology and innovation when it comes to IP and Telecom networks.

    Cons

    ALU has a bad habit of laying off or "retiring" it's most skilled people and losing a big chunk of its knowledge base every few years.

    Advice to Management

    Look at more then just the numbers, look at the contributions to the company as a whole.


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    Focus

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

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

    Pros

    Technology is exciting and interesting

    Cons

    Unfocused approach - too many products/services in portfolio

    Advice to Management

    Do not try to be everything to every customer, you must find your sweet spot and focus.


  6. Business Operations Manager

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

    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

    Good compensation, benefits and vacation. Ability to telecommute. Global company so there is room to grow or relocate if desired.

    Cons

    Company has been struggling for years to be profitable and have cash flow. Employees are overworked because of the constant attrition.


  7. Supply Chain Manager

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

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

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

    Pros

    Great company, people and products.

    Cons

    Highly competitive industry. Has Bell Labs innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that people are your most important asset.


  8. Helpful (2)

    RITC Tech

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Cst in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for the amount of work, good benefits, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Absurdly incompetent management Cubicles Old equipment, both hardware and software Company has no direction Management thinks its best to keep everyone under them in the dark until the last possible second for even small changes. Lower Management has a lot of power-tripping issues

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees


  9. Go for the people - leave if you want to earn $$$

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Best people in the world - around the world Great truly global experience Lots of history and - really cutting edge technology

    Cons

    lack of salary increases in past 6 years has people behind competitive pay scales on-going change at the top levels of company - always uncertainty


  10. LTE E2E test engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    alcatel-lucent is having big share in telecom and networking market through out world.

    Cons

    Problem due to lack of sufficient funds in hand for further investments in the upcoming technologies.


  11. Excellent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    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

    The team here promotes independent thinking and there is very little hierarchy. AN engineer pretty much owns his software features with very little micro management

    Cons

    I have yet to discover



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