Nokia
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Nokia Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated May 21, 2014
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3.5 46 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri

Rajeev Suri

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    Great company to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Proswork life balance is there.
    Flexible working hours possibility
    salary as per industry standards
    team culture

    Consnot performing well now a days because of competition specifically in US

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould be highly tested for better user experience

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company that values employees personal issues.

    Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Burlington, MA

    ProsNokia tries to stay very current. They are also a very global company. You will learn things about markets in other parts of the world that you did not think about before.

    They respect their employees, and provide nice features in the buildings and benefits that they offer. Very considerate of employees.

    Finland is great; if you get a chance to go there on a business trip - TAKE IT!

    ConsThe effect of aligning too closely with Microsoft meant the end of many promising products that went in other directions. Too bad, since in high tech you really need to keep many future options available.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice chilled out atmosphere.

    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Burlington, MA

    ProsIf you're self driven you can learn a lot

    ConsBig company syndrome. Lots of processes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stimulating company with a great ethic but ultimately not paranoid enough to hold their #1 worldwide mobility position.

    Emerging Opportunities (Former Employee)
    Burlington, MA

    ProsA truly global company that understands the local needs of almost every country in the world.

    ConsBlind spots about competition with a culture of caution and "no".

    Advice to Senior ManagementSplit the company into 3 logical units: US, Europe, ROW.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A very people oriented company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Burlington, MA

    ProsBenefits and salary are amazing, great work/life balance , they are flexible and care about their workers.

    ConsLayoffs are the norm, and while the good people quickly find new work, the poor performers wait it out and re-apply and stay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you do layoffs, try to keep the good people. What we all see happening is that the best people leave and the poorest performers re-apply and stay on. It's very political who stays and goes and not at all based on performance or knowledge or capabilities. In my opinion, that's a recipe for disaster.

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    A comfortable work environment

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Burlington, MA

    ProsNice offices, flexible work environment (home/office). Expectations for performance are fairly low.

    ConsExpectations for performance are fairly low. Maybe I've worked in too many small companies but Nokia felt like a retirement home.

    The work environment was fairly chaotic, with changes in product priorities and direction seemly happening weekly. Upper management was in turmoil and the ripples were felt throughout the organization.

    Lots of deadwood sitting in cubicles marking their time. As someone else mentioned: there are frequent re-organizations and layoffs. The good people leave, the people who can't get jobs elsewhere tend to stay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easy working conditions but you are playing the Layoff lottery

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsSome smart people who stuck it out through the layoffs
    Some good technology
    Excellent work/life benefits (Some people take 1 month off every year - yes this is the USA)

    ConsLow morale
    A lot of slackers showing up at 10am and leaving at 4pm
    After the years of layoffs (past and ongoing) the only people who will take a chance to come to work for us are either recent graduates looking for ANY opportunity or executives (with large golden parachutes)
    Now even the "safe" Here division continues to do layoffs for a team they JUST ramped. Very disconcerting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't go on a hiring spree - and then 2 weeks later RIF people. It makes you look bad.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall good but down turn with Elop

    User Experience (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsFinnish culture is amazing. Collaborative and family life balance.

    ConsElop drove the company into the ground with the Burning Platform speech the rest is history

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the old ways of business quality and focusing on customer feedback and needs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work unil 2009, then just a waste of time

    Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsA company that once had great values and an inspiring working environment.

    ConsUntil the end of 2009 Nokia was an exciting and inspiring place to work in. People were passionate about their jobs. But then the iPhone market disruption kicked in and the management kept ignoring it. As a result profits and sales volumes fell. Reorgs were constant, people were treated bad and nobody did any work whatsoever, people waited for things to get in order again and normal work to resume. Then came new CEO Elop who dropped the bomb and the company was in a downward spiral until sold for peanuts. All was lost. A shame.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead your Jim Collins:
    Stage 1: Hubris Born of Success
    Stage 2: Undisciplined Pursuit of More
    Stage 3: Denial of Risk and Peril
    Stage 4: Grasping for Salvation
    Stage 5: Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company overall...however might have bit off more than it can chew

    Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsTalented individuals who worked together strongly as a team

    ConsLack of direction in certain cases by upper management; poor to downright awful top-down communication in many instances

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to look closer, listen harder and communicate more effectively with those under your charge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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