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Used to be a great company & industry. Telecom bubble burst & cheaper competition has taken its toll !

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Murray Hill, NJ
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Murray Hill, NJ

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

Pros

Great benefits package, proud heritage - Bell Labs, great team & flexible schedule, still has the innovation humming but on a back burner.

Cons

Cheaper overseas competition & foreign government supported companies has taken its toll on the business. The North American & European economic struggles are certainly not helping. The industry & company continues to struggle ever since the telecom bubble burst in early 2000s.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The number of employees left is the lowest it can go. Invest heavily in the next generation changing technology and own & protect it- innovation is the key to break out of the downward spiral OR acquire enterprise business competitor OR sell the enterprise business.

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Other Reviews for Alcatel-Lucent

  1.  

    great company for telecom engineers

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  New Providence, Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in New Providence, Union, NJ

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

    Pros

    stable, good people, high integrity

    Cons

    pay not great, development work moving offshore

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Had a good round experience on several technologies

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities within to find other areas of interest

    Cons

    Market share challenges impacting bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on emergent markets: Africa, south-east asia and middle -east

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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