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Great company, room for advancement, VERY mother friendly

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Westford, MA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Westford, MA

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

Pros

Alcatel-Lucent has provided me with a graduate school education on their dime. Plenty of room for advancement. A lot of opportunity for training. VERY mother friendly.

Cons

She's like an old air craft carrier... Takes a LONG time to turn around. Some antiquated thinking with people who have worked for 25+ yrs at the same company. Internally we're still two separate companies (Alcatel and Lucent) on many levels.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay current. Remove even more middle level management. Sure seem to be way too many people earning almost $200K/yr to do just about nothing.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great work environment, too encumbered by processes and systems.

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Lower level management is respectful of individual contributors. Lots of opportunity to move around within the company. Good products.

    Cons

    Too many systems and processes which get in the way of efficiency. Too much time required of individuals to report too often on financials in too many formats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until Sales is also held responsible for the ultimate profitability of contracts they will continue to deliver deals that look good 'on paper' but have no chance of truly being profitable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    My experience was that the company did not know how to grow.

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good people that were not empowered to get the job done. Flexible work schedule with either flex time or tele-commuting possible

    Cons

    Upper management was out of touch with what the employees needed to make the company successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to grow the company and make money not just by reduction in workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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