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Overall pretty good

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Nokia

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good work and life balance. Excellent paid time off. Good team of coworkers. Opportunities to travel to Europe and Asia.

Cons

Very little room for advancement in San Diego. Need to move to Finland to get opportunities for senior job roles.

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  1. Great company to work for, limited opportunities for advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Nokia

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation Benefits Flex Time Working conditions, facilities Company culture

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement Jobs very geographically focused/positioned High-performing employees can get "lost in the shuffle"


  2. Layoff central - if you get a job here you may be laid off very soon after

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Nokia

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance is great - almost too great - some people never show up until after 10am and leave promptly at 4pm. Good Benefits - $ for $ match on 401k up to 8% Some very smart and very talented people - quite a bit of variability though - check the team before you join. Good technology stack (Java, JBoss, Hibernate, REST, MySQL etc.) for your resume.

    Cons

    Company does not handle low performers and leaves them around for years. Nokia is in a massive restructuring effort - firing lots of people and then suddenly changing strategy and hiring them back. People who last in this company basically jump teams every 2-3 years before Sr. Management realizes (yet again) that they don't know how to build software without MASSIVE cost outlays. Every major software project has ~ 3 years of life. Year 1 - hire TONS of people - some mediocre some good Year 2 - finally ship after Herculean effort (by the good people) Year 3 - realize (yet again) the results aren't anything like promised and the costs are huge. Lay everyone off. Most of the long-timers jump after Year 2 to the next Project that is in Year 1 :-) No-one really gets promoted unless their boss gets laid off and no-one from outside wants the role.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the revolving door of massive hiring waves and massive layoff waves. CEO needs to replace many of the VP / Middle Managers who clearly have no clue how to build effective software organizations (HINT: hiring 10 great people is better than 60 mediocre ones). Stop paying a dividend - the company is collapsing - invest in the people and hope / pray the good ones save it!


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