Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. Constant State of Reorg; Majority of Finance moving to Accenture.

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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
  3. installation

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    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
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  5. Flexible company

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    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
  6. Leadership is unstable and misguided

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    Compensation is excellent, benefits good

    Cons

    Reorg after reorg.......priorities constantly changing and most employees are disatisfied

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your leadership culture and stick to it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good overall company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    Former Employee - Senior Applications and Systems Administrator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Applications and Systems Administrator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work location (WFH)
    Competitive pay
    Exposure to industry leading technologies (Zabbix, Elasticsearch, Redis, Kibana)

    Cons

    Tendency to silo employees with certain clients
    Poor transfer of information (TOIs) as it is like a fire hose on all their proprietary software. Then they expect you to be able to install their software without delays/issues from product documentation written by competing R&D factions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to silo employees by assigning them to only certain customers, even though it helps build character relationships, it burns out the employee faster if things are difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. ALU IP Division is a very good company to work

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    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented leadership team, able to work in cutting edge technologies, Able to maintain family-work balance

    Cons

    I didn't have a worse experience at ALU

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Company doesn't care about its employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Paycheck doesn't bounce. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Haven't had a raise in over 4 years. Only received a partial bonus in 2 out of the last 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't pay your employees a wage that at least keeps up with inflation, you will have no employees left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. The value in is the strength of the people

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Very talented group of people and I've developed lasting relationships. Excellent support in job training and collaboration on teams.

    Cons

    No great career growth within the sector. Can be very demanding to balance work-life based on demands of time of the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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