Alcatel-Lucent

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Mis-Managed, but great place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent

    Pros

    The flexibility of working remote; the accessibility to foreign colleagues, the vast area of areas to work in.

    Cons

    No wage increase or bonus for multiple years at a time. Making tuition reimbursement difficult for employees to access and thus forcing them to use their own money causing an additional strain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not getting a bonus on a bad year is ok, but never increasing your employees salary to at least cover inflation is horrible. The company also appears to favor the European employees over other regions and it is noticeable to all.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was that the company did not know how to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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