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Nice place to start an academic career

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Former Intern - Summer Intern in Murray Hill, NJ
Former Intern - Summer Intern in Murray Hill, NJ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

First of all, Bell Labs is a big name that can be put on your resume. Second, in Bell Labs, there are lots of influential researchers actively working, and you can talk, learn and cooperate with them.

Cons

It seems the Bell Labs is losing its former influence on its research area. It used to be the leader in science and technology. Now it is facing great challenge from its competitors like AT&T research Lab, etc. Besides, the finance supporting the Bell Labs, or the Alcatel-Lucent, is having a tough time that it has to cut-off 6000 employees globally last year.

Other Employee Reviews for Alcatel-Lucent

  1. Good Company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great working environment. ALU Porducts are good, top of the line, only problem is all telco companies do not want to invest. Company has great research funding and strive for improvement. Pay scale is fair I think.

    Cons

    No salary increase for last 3 years. Bosses are keep on changing. Restructuring is on-going. To many products in different areas, it's a huge organization worldwide.


  2. Alcatel-Lucent Still on the Decline

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Sales in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Sales in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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