Nokia Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015
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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri
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Pros
  • salary benefits work life balance (in 260 reviews)

  • Nice offices, flexible work environment (home/office) (in 119 reviews)

Cons
  • Can be difficult to influence decision-making for all sites outside of HQ (in 52 reviews)

  • Senior management should be more responsive to market (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Projects planned well and far into the future.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Center Operations Engineer, Systems Administrator in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Data Center Operations Engineer, Systems Administrator in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life relationship with work from home options.

    Cons

    numerous reorganizations but work and project plans stayed the same.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing major. Everyone had there tasks and management may not have keep tabs quite enough even though we got everything done.


  2. Good while it lasted

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, spend a lot on technology. Good work lof balance

    Cons

    Sub par pay. Clueless ex AOL management

    Advice to Management

    You should have gone with Android


  3. Network Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    The company is good, however, that does not help if you are reporting to inexperienced and abuser manager. I think Nokia Atlanta location does not reflect the Nokia vlaues. Here is a Director replace an experienced manager with his friend to manage an entire operation, and that manger also bring his bodys... and abuses continue....

    Cons

    Some people are nice, but management is very poor, abuses, discrimination and all the above

    Advice to Management

    Get an other job that mach your skills


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  5. Great engineers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright engineers. Multi-national company with lots of cultural diversity. Benefits are very good. Very nice severance package.

    Cons

    Too many mid-level managers taking advantage of the company--unnecessary travel and then crazy spending on meals, limos, etc. Reliance on external contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Management has made some difficult decisions regarding the future of the company. Stick to your guns and continue to cut the fat.


  6. Great company that treats employees well

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nokia is a great company to work for as a technical engineer as there is a high level of technical competence across all areas of the company. The hours are flexible as needed and my colleagues are generally fantastic. The pay is generally average to above average, but other benefits such as 401k match and paid time off are exceptional. Even in the unfortunate situation where the company needs to lay people off, they are treated fairly, and the company makes the transition as painless as possible for the departing employee.

    Cons

    When the company is not doing well it is reflected by doing layoffs. When the company is doing well, they tend to hire like crazy. This results in a viscous repetitive cycle of too aggressive hiring followed by layoffs followed by more hiring followed by more layoffs. This is not helpful for overall employee morale.


  7. Business situation in the coming years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Business need to pick up to keep the existing work force.

    Cons

    Lost to competition for the many years

    Advice to Management

    Reshuffle the people. Same management sticking around. Need to have fresh dedicated accountable management in the top to survive.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Culture, a lot of change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They truly try to live and manage by the company values Good benefits, respectful of work/life balance

    Cons

    A lot of change has happened over the last few years. It is a very fluid environment Career growth can be limited by your location


  9. Global company that is getting out of the bushes

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Pricing Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very international company Not many management layers Quick in adopting to new environments

    Cons

    Company is still missing a new soul after the merger of Nokia and Siemens and the purchase of Moto. Salaries differ massive, once a low salary, always a low salary Hard cuts in the last 2 years on everything from coffee to benefits

    Advice to Management

    Find a common culture for NSN


  10. Satisfied to work for NSN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    life work balance, atmosphere, innovative work

    Cons

    benefits does not change year by year


  11. Great company, poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Owner & Senior Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Product Owner & Senior Architect in Atlanta, GA

    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

    Smart and brilliant employees, Great vision on technology with middle management, good work life balance, flexible hours at work, great benefits overall.

    Cons

    Poor upper management, no engagement from them for career progression, no discussions about career progression at all. This caused high attrition rate as soon as the job market got a little bit better.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on internal employees and award them for the work done. Take suggestions from employees that have been in the industry long enough to give advice on future trends and factor that into strategy decisions (short term and long term).



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