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Good work culture, difficult internal politics, very good employee benefits

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Nokia full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Lots of opportunity to learn and grow, strong emphasis on learning and customer focus, very strong product offerings and loyal customer base - cust sat scores over 99% most months

Cons

Very large company, essential advanced technology was hijacked by the group controlling handset development delaying NPI - some decisions by M&A people backfired when it came time to execute at the operating level - just a lot of high level politics

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Events have overtaken anything I could add - Symbian decision was at least three years too late

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Advanced tech shop with management issues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Bleeding-edge tech
    A lot of different options for projects to be a part of
    Intelligent developers with good ideas
    Relaxed work place
    Excellent facility (Chicago) complete with foosball, pool, ping pong, and gym
    Recognizable brand name

    Cons

    A lot of "shooting from the hip" going on - managers demanding features that are "a good idea" but are never used
    Feedback is often sub-par on projects and progress
    A TON of bureaucracy surrounding EVERYTHING
    "Agile Work Group" forcing practices upon everyone and everything
    A lot of time wasted in doing "Agile things" for the sake of being "Agile"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Retail at Nokia

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nokia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working as a Product Specialist for Nokia in Chicago was a good experience overall. The company provided detailed training and good benefits including health, dental and vision. Company culture and values were excellent.

    Cons

    Career advancement for anyone in the retail store was limited so growth opportunities were quite limited. In general, the company was not too up on the American market. The company was slow to keep up with smartphones and has lost marketshare. Perhaps the Windows phone operating system will be good for their future.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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