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Great Work/Life Balance, though VERY top heavy

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Former Employee - Finance
Former Employee - Finance

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

Pros

Benefits, work/life balance, flexible work schedules

Cons

Top Heavy and upper management protect their own

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Layoff some of your own, not just the worker bees. How many levels of upper management should there be? Evidently Alcatel-Lucent thinks 3-4 or more. No wonder they are losing money.

Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Lots of work - no recognition

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager

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

    Pros

    Work is great! Lots of excellent technologies to work with. People are good too.

    Cons

    Netting big leaps in growing the team/sales is not well rewarded. Very closed advancement architecture. Requires to be well connected with a senior exec in order to advance, or, have the right manager to believe in you. Not great for people who don't want to play the games.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For upper management, you are doing a great job! By not rewarding the people working hard, short term numbers look good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Work life balance and flex hours

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Murray Hill, NJ

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

    Pros

    my job allows me to telecommute. company culture allows work life balance. flexible hours. I can take time during the day to do things as long as I get my job done... even though the organization is big, i have to say that there is good process in place but not too much burden.

    Cons

    too many layoff's - force management, performance program... no raise for many years... the normal big company problem - we have to work with people from all over the world sometimes with time difference it is difficult to get stuff done as a local culture. there is still issues with alcatel and lucent merge of company the culture and so many different ways of doing things...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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