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Nokia in the US

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

Pros

The salary and benefits are equal to local market trends and in some cases better than local market trends.

Cons

I have worked more and lived less over the last several years. While this was mostly driven by the need and desire to increase the US Market; it soon became the need to contribute to Nokia's survivability in the European market. The strategical decisions made by Leadership have been driven by the European Market and Nokia European culture. This has negatively impacted Nokia for years due to the paradigm shift in smart phone technology coming out of the US mostly.

Advice to Management

The Nokia Way is something that should be examined and completely rebuilt. The CIO refers to the Nokia Way as the Right Way, which has been attached to "with the Right People" on occasion. If you consider their Global presence, Market Trends, and current smart phone retail pricing; you might say the Nokia Way is perhaps an unfortunate wrong turn. Was it a wrong turn that lead down a very narrow trail with no outlet or recourse? Will it lead to the ultimate abyss? The outcome is just on the horizon. The smart phone technology has been bubbling out of Silicon Valley for many years now. While Nokia has an office located in this technology hub, the Leadership stands firm with their strategy which has dropped all their hopes and dreams into one platform. This platform was based on a single partnership that now appears to be a very one sided relationship. This continues to be the Nokia Way....the Right Way... with the Right People.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A good place to advance a career and gain valuable skills, but ultimately lacking in needed speed and agility.

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    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay, generous 401k match, great teams, and some exciting projects with a tremendous potential audience reach.

    Cons

    The company suffers from excessive red tape, duplication of efforts, too many cooks in the kitchen, and one hand not talking to the other. This slows down the product cycle and ultimately makes the company less competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to deliver and let them do so. The vast majority of them are creative, talented, driven, and eager to get solutions out the door to customers.


  2. Good company in challenging situation

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    Current Employee - Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and lots of talented coworkers. Good benefit and flexible work hours Can learn a lot from hardwork and good projects.

    Cons

    Strategy at high level is not very competitive and very risky. Slow execution, lost lots of opportunities.


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