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Excellent company to work for, I miss it

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Detroit, MI

I worked at Nokia full-time (more than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Relaxed work atmosphere
Smart people
Work/Live balance

Cons

Lack of innovation
Stubborn product engineering

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting industry with lots of challenges. Nokia has developed and acquired some of the best technology in the world. It's a real pleasure to work for a Finnish company.

    Cons

    Terrible company culture due to egos, politics and stress. Too many managers, not enough creativity. Need more of a commitment to sustainability and to manufacture products more responsibly.

    Advice to Management

    Be as you wish to seem.

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    Used to be great, but with frequent reorgs, less qualified people get best roles based on who you know, not what you do.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There still are some great people and managers there, but depends on which group your in. Vacation time is the only thing that still is great, if only you weren't too busy to actually use it!

    Cons

    Too frequent reorganizations, too late in critical decisions, too far behind competition, inability to trust global leaders. Expect more downsizing so the old Nokia beast can be more quick to respond, as the giant takes forever to learn from past mistakes. Don't know how Nokia will continue to attrack new talent, there is a significant amount of risk. There are lots of dissatisfied employees based on "nomination" process over the more traditional qualification review to place people in new roles after each reorganization, so it really is important who you know. If you are Finnish or have worked in headquarters, you already are ahead of the rest no matter how qualified you are.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck! You are going to need it will all the past decision. Too bad Microsoft doesn't seem to be the kind of partner you were expecting!

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