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Mis-Managed, but great place to work

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Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Naperville, IL
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Naperville, IL

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- excellent flexibility w.r.t working hours
- great pay
- great vac
- they'll pay for you to go to school
- you get to work with some of the smartest people on the planet
- family friendly - most managers promote family-first when personal issues arise

Cons

- company is mis-managed from way above
- recent constant barrage of layoffs
- company hasn't made money in years, future is questionable
- recently no/little raises and/or bonuses

Advice to Management

- get your act together. Low-level technical leadership is great, but the higher you go the worst it gets.

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  1. Company culture

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company gives the opportunity to work on any device & technology related to networking.
    As a global corporation, it is easy to move across the globe with the company.

    Cons

    Old fashion management style with meaningless battles.
    Different management and enterprise culture in the different department and regions.

    Advice to Management

    Create a truly global culture, vision, and operating mode.

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with in most cases.

    Cons

    Unstable management - doesn't have a vision they stick with. Management is anti-north amaerican. They have publicly said NA is the place to lay off personnel because they don't want to deal with EU unions and SE Asia is the favored region for any new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some VPs and Directors with few, of any reports, and keep the people that do the real work.

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