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Good company - wrong direction

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

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

Pros

Good atmosphere, interesting projects with lot's of flexibility.

Cons

Bloated middle management. Slow decision making.

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  1. Big ideas, but an uncertain future

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in White Plains, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about their jobs and the work that they do. You will meet bright, hard-working people who understand the very best of today's mobile technologies. And, they make some of the best phones you will ever use.

    Cons

    I loved my time at Nokia - about 4 years. But today, the future of the company - especially in N. America - is very uncertain. If they start to get optimal carrier support for their new Windows-based smartphones, then maybe they can turn things around - but there are a lot of risks.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that all efforts are placed in making the N. American marketplace a real success again - get in with the carriers, and advertise like mad. Please.

  2. Too slow to compete in the mobile industry

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The company has a wide pool of talented individuals.
    Good benefits and competitive pay.
    Work-life balance.

    Cons

    Decision making is painfully slow and frustrating. Senior management is out-of-touch with the reality on the ground. Frequent layoffs. In last round of layoffs - several units in US were reduced to half their size - however number of management layers remained the same. Too few engineers, too many managers. Many projects end up with more powerpoint slides than lines of code.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your competition and improve speed of execution. Focus on improving the company's culture. Reduce management layers. Make more decisions like "yes" and "no" and avoid decisions like "maybe" and "next week".

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