Nokia Reviews in Beijing, China

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
1,378 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 252 reviews)

  • Great work environment with very bright and talented colleagues (in 117 reviews)


Cons
  • Earlier the organization was too deep and there were too unclear decision making process (in 50 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch unless you have a supervisor or line manager title (in 32 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nokia a very nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Architect in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Nokia is very friendly to employees, workload is average, train the employee when it's necessary

    Cons

    Senior management should be more responsive to market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More responsive to market

  2.  

    R&D

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Performance based on delivery is selected

    Cons

    High quality Delivery output on time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good culture, poor direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Industrial Designer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Industrial Designer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Good culture and employee investment.

    Cons

    Lack of cohesiveness of corporate vision - the company takes too long to make decisions and are often poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're slow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    system design

    Current Employee - Senor Architect in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Senor Architect in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. deveop yourselves
    2. flexible working hours

    Cons

    1. how can we go on with windows phone only
    2. what will make us differ from other phone company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put more work on new product which can really make money

  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    So many talents working for Nokia. In the past, it's famous because of mobile phones. Now its Here maps is the most popular maps application.

    Cons

    It re-orgs frequently because of minor changes on strategy, hope this will not happen too much. Sometimes it acts slow so that good opportunities are missed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good European company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Not that challenge after work for years.

    Cons

    Need personal spend effort to get growth, otherwise it is too comfortable to stay there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wrong CEO so company is sold to MS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    great to meet greeat people, but unfortunitaly not as great CEOs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    professional people, investment for employee, great process,supply chain, operation, product development

    Cons

    CEO, appealing customers, SW development and strategy, OS selection, sales channel manangement, Marketing

  9.  

    Very nice working condition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Height-adjustable desk, on-site gym, good cafeteria, casual work environment, shuttle bus to various locations of Beijing

    Cons

    bureaucratic management, not innovative, no wonder it's falling behind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at Huawei, Microsoft, and Google...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice work environment and nice people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The office environment is good enough with gym, recreation centre and canteen. All team members are getting along well with each other. The communication between SLT and employees are smoothy.

    Cons

    It's a huge organization with some redundant employees. The product of Nokia is facing fierce vie from Samsung and Apple, innovation and decisive decision from SLT is very important for this enterprise, but I didn't seen it up to now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to understand the market and needs of customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A nice place to build up your professional capabilities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to build up your professional capabilities: leadership, business acumen, dealing with ambiguity.

    Cons

    A place hard to get promotion. Too big to change it to accommodate the business dynamic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt the failure and really starting learning from China/Korean company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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