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ALU USA

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Current Employee - Software Developer
Current Employee - Software Developer

Pros

Nice headquarter in New Jersey, nice people in the company. Not much politics.
The company is changing from technical to be more customer orientation.

Cons

The company is still losing money every years. Although LTE is emerging and this is an opportunity, the competitors such as Huawei from China seems to be quite cost effective and strong. Bad profit makes no promotion or salary raise in recent years. Lost many good people thereafter.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning ,but no growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    Pros

    Independent work nature,nobody will interfere technically
    Flexible timings

    Cons

    Improper HR polices
    HR polocy keeps changing for all silly stuff.Nowhere does it talk about an employee's growth criteria
    No uniformity in designation, 7 + exp in the same team , one person is already a Lead and the other person is still SSE , it shows there is active partiality in promotions and designations
    No transparency at all in all levels of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raid all the designations of your employees, there are many who havent seen any growth , and there are many who have grown so fast .
    Document and make Employee Progression criteria transparent . Else employees will loose patience and resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Alcatel-Lucent Development Centre, Chennai: Good place for mediocrity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

    Pros

    Lazy approach to work and life as work is not stuff in maintenance or end-of-life stage.
    Management doesn't bite too much and you hide behind the mangle of policy/procedure.

    Cons

    Strictly an outsource unit; R&D claims mostly sham and the approach is to minimize cost everywhere. All decisions are taken in Europe and force-fed to India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some initiative and leadership. Realize the value of nurturing talent for the long run; and not let good people run away in record time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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