Alcatel-Lucent

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Former Employee - Engineer
Former Employee - Engineer

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Alcatel-Lucent

  1. 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

    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
  2.  

    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

    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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