Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch and dinner. Great culture. This is my first job

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Calabasas, CA

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great learning experience, good work environment, x x x x x x x x x x x x x xx x x x x x x x

    Cons

    no shares, bonuses. limited/no perks, xxx xxxx xx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xx x x x x x x x x


  3. Technical Management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, knowledgeable personnel. Good work ethic among colleagues.

    Cons

    Benefits continue to shrink and are not friendly to family coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Put employees first. The work environment is essential to success. Build a sense of partnership.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Company in Turmoil

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits - Exposure to global business - Broad portfolio of advanced technology

    Cons

    - Limited ability to move across organizational boundaries - Too much focus protecting legacy technologies - Merger with Nokia will cause multi-year portfolio rationalization - Exec management at N-3 level focuses on protecting turf and not transforming the business

    Advice to Management

    Focus on network function virtualization and decoupling appliances with the software. Size the company to compete on software margins and not hardware/ services margins Get rid of bloated management structure and introduce new management at the N-3 level


  6. Mike

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My manager was really helpfully! He made sure I was doing everything correctly. I'm happy to work with a manage who is welling to help me out.

    Cons

    There is no Cons.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Deployment Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rowlett, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rowlett, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People and easy to work with

    Cons

    Lucent running he company to the groung

    Advice to Management

    Need a major change


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * It's an engineering community so you get to work with really bright and intelligent people. * The flexibility is great! Managers are very understanding of work life balance

    Cons

    * lack of salary increases for many years * constant fear of job loss


  9. Helpful (4)

    Abandon ship!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Counsel
    Current Employee - Corporate Counsel
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Regular paychecks, provided laptop, free parking

    Cons

    Horrible upper management, no vision, terrible business prospects, lots of red tape, no raises for five years

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  10. Helpful (1)

    Decent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Platform and Networking Software Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Platform and Networking Software Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Bell Labs provides opportunities for research collaborations. Good people. Excellent medical/dental benefits

    Cons

    Staff profile is on the older side, few new hires, many people seem to be just waiting for retirement Morale is on the low side due to several round of layoffs, low stock price, losses etc, but with recent sale to Nokia and the successful turnaround by CEO Combes things could be improving

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide some stability in order to boost morale


  11. job review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    large corporation that pays well

    Cons

    difficult to advance to management level



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