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Excellent company to learn and grow in. Many opportunities if you are willing to give your energy and enthusiasm.

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Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA

I worked at Nokia

Pros

Nokia is profitable and has large cash reserves. I found it a fantastic place to work and learn. The scale of the operation is phenomenal - especially the software organisation. I had no problem building a long career at Nokia. The benefits are very good - particularly compared to other US companies.

Cons

Working for a US operation headquartered in Finland can be tough when corporate decisions seem to be too far removed from the reality of your local market. Being large, this ship can be slow to turn - patience, persuasion and often travel to Finland are required to initiate important changes.

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Smoke the competition - Nokia is stronger than the rest!

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    Not a bad place to work at all, just somewhat conservative and slow to adapt to change

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    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    - Sound and conservative management
    - Pleasant place to work, people tend to be very friendly
    - Benefits and vacation time are generous
    - Get to work with a large company with global prestige
    - Rich company can afford paying for little things here in there (like HD video conferencing) that are sound and helpful but not extravagant

    Cons

    - Management might be too slow to innovate and adapt to change
    - Tough to get promotions without moving to Europe or another country
    - Lots of red tape involved in getting anything done, needs to have more entrepreneurial attitude

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    Continue with sound and conservative management. You can't rest on your laurels forever, so it may help to be less arrogant and more adaptive to change. Competition is very fierce and some more American style innovative spirit might do some good.

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    Great place to work but negotiate a good package at the start.

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    Former Employee - R&D Technician III in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Technician III in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    Great people to work for. Laid back attitude. Overall, the company takes good care of its employees.

    Cons

    Pay scale and HR policies. If you decide to work there, make sure you negotiate a good package up front because it is next to impossible to move up quickly if you started much too low in the pay scale. Even if direct management says you deserve it and that you're being way underpaid, HR policies will keep them from doing anything meaningful about it.

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    Make sure your lower management are taking care of their employees. Compensate your employees based on actual work being done not some vague generic job description that doesn't match reality.

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