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Nokia Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.6 1,254 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri

Rajeev Suri

(23 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent values within the company and good work /life balance can be achieved(in 207 reviews)

  • The people are very intelligent and friendly (for the most part); casual work environment(in 110 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes it's hard to drive results because to much politics is involved in decision-making(in 45 reviews)

  • There are so many re-orgs, basically one every 3 or 4 months(in 29 reviews)

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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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    forever to ship it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proseasy. life work balance is there you can do what you want and still get paid

    Consnot learning new things, promote incompetent people

    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 People, Horrible Mid Management

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsDecent Pay
    Good Internal Opportunities
    Smart Engineers
    Senior Management is sharp
    Embracing Modern Cloud Computing
    Lots of Exciting Challenges
    Decent Project and Training Budgets

    ConsMapping Group is run like it's 1990s
    Mid level management is peppered with career politicians
    Projects start, and 75% of the time is spent in meetings discussing them, 20% planning work, and 5% is spent building the product. Inevitably the projects fail, and scapegoats are found.
    HR is in a time warp when it comes to modern skills and compensation details.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate almost all mid level managers, especially the (former) Product Management Org.
    Reevaluate HR Policies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive pay, good working conditions

    ConsIt helps to know someone in the company

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Remarkable.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCommitted teams driving message and product.

    ConsLack of cohesive strategy and leadership; defining priorities; measuring performance against plan - instead of relationships and networking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAddress gaps in strategic thinking and leadership. Consider performance Vs. relationship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    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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    Great atmosphere to work!

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe co-workers, work environment, great products!

    ConsGood question, until now not really any cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo comments.

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

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    Cool products, constant change.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to start a career.
    -Tons of freedom
    -Great benefits
    -Nice gym in Chicago office
    -Friendly coworkers

    Cons-Not much opportunity for advancement depending on job
    -Constant change often lacking clear direction
    -Shifting priorities leads to a lot of wasted work
    -Lots of meetings and planning with not a lot of work getting done sometimes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great Experience for a Summer Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGreat place to work, great people, great pay

    ConsSeems like there aren't many opportunities for interns to return to the company as full-time employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep innovating!

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