Alcatel-Lucent

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Alcatel-Lucent Still on the Decline

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Technical Sales in Plano, TX
Former Employee - Technical Sales in Plano, TX

I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good salary, decent but declining benefits.

Cons

Poorly managed company that has been and continues to be on the decline. The company provides good pay and benefits but for most disiplines within the corporation it is a very stressful work environment with employees expected to perform at high levels under the constant threat of workforce reductions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Top management is too slow to react to market conditions to address declining revenue. The primary means of cutting cost is always reducing the middle and lower management workforce while retaining far too many in upper management positions. Top management lacks vision for future growth of the company. Business processes are too complex and antiquated to allow the company to be responsive to customer needs. Development cycles for new products are too long and product quality has diminished over time due to overly complex business processes and the outsourcing of manufacturing to third parties. Far too much bureaucracy with productive employees under the constant threat of workforce reductions is not a recipe for success.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

1420 Other Employee Reviews for Alcatel-Lucent (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great company tough market

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    International company that still recover from a huge merge (Alcatel and Lucent), very tough industry that require entrepreneurship and work effectiveness - the two things this company needs to develop

    Cons

    Large company that provide many opportunities to develop, one of the best telecommunications companies there is, have great employees that still believe in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace work effectiveness and explore new areas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience but company is restructuring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    start-up mentality
    good benefits, vacation
    Very educated and gifted staff
    management is very talented
    One of the best products on the market, about to beat cisco and juniper

    Cons

    compenstation could be better, some people leave due to this
    some divisions of the company are failing so there is restructuring
    stock prices not doing so well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your employees more happy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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