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Working in Nokia Design

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

Be as you wish to seem.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    too slow to react

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Nokia used to be a nice company to work with great culture, flexibility and minimum politics. By losing so much market share to Apple and Samsung, old team is replaced by new group with different political agenda.

    Cons

    With massive layoffs, the office morale is very bad. People do not want to work hard but try to find a new job instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Localization is way to save costs not replacing locals with expensive expatriates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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