Nokia Reviews in Canada

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
1,381 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 253 reviews)

  • Great work environment with very bright and talented colleagues (in 118 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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    Software Test Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Friendly people
    - Good atmosphere to work in
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Not easy to get promoted

  2.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Friendly coworkers. Good salaries. Good in-house cafeteria. Happy smart coworkers. Innovation was valued and encouraged. Was very happy to be part of the company.

    Cons

    Due to changing competitive environment, lay offs were always a topic. As such, there was an definite sense of uncertainty about the future. Not knowing if your job was safe became a serious damper on the otherwise great atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Nokia as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, workplace, work culture, and managers!

    Cons

    More innovation is needed in order to compete and maintain status.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The best company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Nokia as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Good process
    -Nice people
    -The best company culture
    -Cutting age technologies
    -Fine office

    Cons

    -Need speed up on projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go go Nokia!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place of work, excellent treatment of people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation, and they really put their money where their mouth is regarding values.
    Supportive of social activities initiated by site members including a community garden and subsidized offsite events. Great perks including latest phones.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling for North Americans. Also just too big so it not only moved too slowly to keep up, but constant re-organizations killed momentum yearly which resulted in massive amounts of wasted energy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You gave it your best shot but we all know what happened, I think listening to the companies you acquired would have slowed the fall.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OK overall!

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    family oriented, flexible schedule, provided phone and paid phone bills

    Cons

    stressful environment, tight deadlines, barely promotion happens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Nokia as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    9-5 hours, not expected to stay later or come earlier. Great perks. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Bad communication from upper leadership. Short-sighted strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better long term look. Don't scrap MeeGo after one phone. Don't think you're invincible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good reputation, bad company

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    competitive salaries, decent befenits, prestige

    Cons

    lack of loyalty towards employees, lack of communication, middle management is full of politicians who manipulates data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    seriously reconsider the policy of giving only predefined speeches to employees when the going gets though, only supervise middle management. Be more opened to employees recommendations toward technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nokia was a great place and company to work for.

    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Work environment was great in our office. Our team was high performing and the company treated us well.

    Cons

    Upper management could not make the tough decisions fast enough. The amount of spending from travel is too much and not reviewed.

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    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Operations in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Media Operations in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Nokia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Job was challenging and fulfilling.
    - Good benefits (extended medical coverage, travel insurance etc).
    - Great people.
    - Good office building (gym, cafeteria).
    - Access to the latest mobile technologies.

    Cons

    - Overall direction of the company over the last 5 years caused uncertainties and stress to the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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