Alcatel-Lucent

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Overall positive experience

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kanata, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kanata, ON (Canada)

I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good work/life balance. Friendly environment with great people to work with. Convenient location with good access to nature for walks etc. On site gym with 24x7 access was a great bonues.

Cons

Business outlook not that great for the wireless business. Career advancement limited as there is not much movement of people at the management level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus developing the Kanata location as there is a great talent pool.

Recommends
Negative Outlook

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    Lucent is a great company, while Alcatel-Lucent is not

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Qingdao, Shandong (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Qingdao, Shandong (China)

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

    Pros

    It is a good team and you can grow up rapidly if you kept your passion.
    It is an open environment with good team work spirit though not all of the team is, as usual in all companies.

    Cons

    The salary is above the middle level of the city, while the growth speed is a little slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep positive and keep aggressive

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No career progression.

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy going laid back culture. Good extras in the benefits package but it is on top of a low salary.

    Cons

    Lower than market rate salary. No pay rises. No bonuses. No career progression. No training (unless you are extremely lucky). No flexibility to move around and undertake different roles. As much work as possible is being off shored to low cost countries Romania and India. If you are in these countries then you may have opportunities for career progression, but not if you are in the UK. Every team is being cut back in sheer acts of desperation to save every penny they can, the result is intolerably high workloads on the people that remain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are focussing on turning the company around (good) but you have completely thrown out the window everything else that matters to employees: career progression, training, remuneration. No attempt is made to identify and retain the good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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