Alcatel-Lucent
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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews in Romania

Updated May 1, 2014
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3.4 28 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes

Michel Combes

(172 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Relaxed job for mediocrity. Average pay.

    Cost Analyst (Former Employee)
    Timişoara (Romania)

    ProsRelaxed working conditions, trips to nice places. The company's policy is to respect the employees during the trip and not choos cheap flights or cheap hotels. I very much appreciated this.

    ConsMediocrity is encouraged. If you have some ideas of improving, some managers will tell you that is not what you are payed for. But it depends on the team. This is what happens in the supply-chain team in Romania: the managers from USA are very superficial.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage new ideas, especially on supply-chain. There are huge losses because of poor management; we were tellong this to our managers from USA and they would ignore it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice and cosy place to work

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Timişoara (Romania)

    ProsWell organized company. Good schedule. Overtime is rarely needed

    ConsIn software development you don't have the possibility to grow professionaly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Been working here for almost 2 years.

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Timişoara (Romania)

    ProsGreat work place, fun and open people, not such a difficult job.
    There is a flexible program, I managed to complete my masters study as I was working.

    ConsTo little programming to progress as a software developer.
    Medium salary.
    Not so many people to learn from.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be more focused on what the developers have to say about how to improve the quality as well not just change the process every 3 months from the point of view of a manager with minimal technical skills .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A warm place to be

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Timişoara (Romania)

    ProsNo extraordinary pressure. Stability. Non-official flexible hours. Long lunch breaks.

    ConsNot a good environment to enhance your skills. Not enough motivation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelax the management layers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great professional experience

    International Mobility Specialist (Former Employee)
    Timişoara (Romania)

    ProsVery friendly team and real growth opportunities.

    ConsVery demanding jobs with many responsibilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery good management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall ALU is a good company with more + than -.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Timişoara (Romania)

    ProsPeople that are working here.
    Location.
    Technology is a plus and also a minus. It is a plus because working on LTE means working with the latest techno in telecom.

    ConsThat fact that most of the projects are not done from zero. In ALU Timisoara most of the projects have been started in other sites. By this way the people from Timisoara have to work on a code designed and written by others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo be more transparent.
    Increase the salaries to be updated to Timisoara market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    mainly a good experience, for a fresh grad or an exp eng

    Telecom Eng (Current Employee)
    Timişoara (Romania)

    Pros- new tech
    - smart people
    - french attitude

    Cons- medium salary
    - hard to advance

    Advice to Senior Managementsupport your team and you will support yourself

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good as a working place, bad for the pocket

    Documentation Engineer (Current Employee)
    Timişoara (Romania)

    ProsWorking conditions (space, platforms)
    Benefits (sports, medical, kindergarten)
    Teleworking
    People

    ConsLow wages (in Romania), if not a high level manager.
    No salary increase (since years)!
    Market pressure (the company is heading down)

    Advice to Senior ManagementRefine your structure.
    Do not rely too much on India (or China). Eastern Europe also has potential and talented people. But you have to keep the valuable people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Started very well, but overtime the cat in the bag became a tiger.

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Timişoara (Romania)

    Prosproximity to the workplace; situated in the city center; used to be an employer of choice quite a few years ago

    Consno equal opportunities for all employees; too many lies; company is losing money on huge social plans; bad management and bad market response

    Advice to Senior Managementstop discrimination

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Alcatel-Lucent is a world of opportunities. Open the doors :)

    Tech Lead (Current Employee)
    Timişoara (Romania)

    ProsGreat support for high performance development. Just one example out of many others: Bell Labs (seven Nobel prizes).

    ConsAlcatel-Lucent has been struggling financially for the the past few years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on the quality of the deliveries. IPD (ALU division) is famous (and proud) for being absolutely paranoiac about the quality of their deliveries. And they are continuously growing for the past few years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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