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Pros
  • There is a great sense of work-life balance within Alcatel-Lucent (in 142 reviews)

  • Company has a good Work Culture, lot of talented resources, good products (in 57 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has struggled to pull it together in the last seven years (in 31 reviews)

  • gt;> Little to no salary increase or bonus for the past 8 years (in 30 reviews)

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  1.  

    Relaxed job for mediocrity. Average pay.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed 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.

    Cons

    Mediocrity 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 ManagementAdvice

    Encourage 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice and cosy place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Well organized company. Good schedule. Overtime is rarely needed

    Cons

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

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

    Been working here for almost 2 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There 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 .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A warm place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

    No extraordinary pressure. Stability. Non-official flexible hours. Long lunch breaks.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax the management layers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great professional experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Mobility Specialist in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - International Mobility Specialist in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly team and real growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Very demanding jobs with many responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very good management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

    People 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.

    Cons

    That 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 ManagementAdvice

    To be more transparent.
    Increase the salaries to be updated to Timisoara market.

    Recommends
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telecom Eng in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Telecom Eng in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

    - new tech
    - smart people
    - french attitude

    Cons

    - medium salary
    - hard to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support your team and you will support yourself

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good as a working place, bad for the pocket

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Documentation Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Documentation Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refine 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    no equal opportunities for all employees; too many lies; company is losing money on huge social plans; bad management and bad market response

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop discrimination

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Timişoara (Romania)

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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