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Bell Laboratories Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
30 Reviews
3.6
30 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the great ones

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Middletown, NJ

    I worked at Bell Laboratories

    Pros

    Wonderful company and great co workers. The sky was the limit

    Cons

    Poor management, poor direction. We lost so much luster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Collaborative Work Environment!

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    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Murray Hill, NJ

    I worked at Bell Laboratories full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked as a summer legal intern. The work was very interesting and a great look at IP law from an in-house standpoint. The people were exceptional and took the time to really mentor me. Would highly recommend.

    Cons

    They had fairly dated offices.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Medium

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Laboratories

    Pros

    Excellent Research scope...lots of new projects going on

    Cons

    Sometimes people get stuck for the lack of research directions

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  5.  

    Good place to be

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    Current Employee - Technical Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Bell Laboratories full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, improve yourself with nice colleagues

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about this company

  6.  

    Solid Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Laboratories full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great growth, stability, positive environment

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement, flat structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company (in the past). Now in the survival mode

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Laboratories

    Pros

    Great History, Technology and culture (in the past)

    Cons

    The company is in the survival mode

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Despite being a large company, the old Bell Laboratories was a fabulous place to work!

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff, Supv, Department Head in Holmdel, NJ
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff, Supv, Department Head in Holmdel, NJ

    I worked at Bell Laboratories full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The old Bell Labs (before things fell apart starting around 1988) wanted to hire the best people, and then develop them further. Great career support of new engineers, and the best opportunities to work with leading lights of nearly any technical or science field. Great compensation opportunities, especially as you moved up the ranks. Tremendous amount of personal say in what work you wanted to pursue. Easy to move between organizations to follow interesting projects.

    Cons

    Very NJ and IL centric. Old fashioned performance review tended to force rank, but there was an assumption that if you were good enough to get hired, then you could make a contribution somewhere, so there wasn't an ax hanging over even the "threes".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now, the old Bell Labs is dead. Killed by an activist government that didn't really understand the value of a national telecommunications utility.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  9.  

    Very old company

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    Current Employee - Research in New Providence, NJ
    Current Employee - Research in New Providence, NJ

    I have been working at Bell Laboratories as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Too much freedom and everyone can work home.

    Cons

    Not too many young people there. Even insider do not recommend young people to work there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Laboratories

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    company has struggled with the direction

  11.  

    Summer Internship at Bell Laboratories

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    Former Employee - LTE Transport Software Developer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - LTE Transport Software Developer in Murray Hill, NJ

    I worked at Bell Laboratories as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice environment with nice people working there.There are a lot of very bright, interesting, hard working people at Bell Labs -- making the work usually a lot of fun and with high achievement.

    Cons

    Management people are not all qualified. They need to be trained before promoting to manager and team leader. Executive management is rather out-of-touch with day-to-day activities, situations, and people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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