Nokia Reviews

Updated August 18, 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. Nokia

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Consultant in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Consultant in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Independent, autonomous working, great working flexibility, international atmosphere

    Cons

    Ever-changing Business environment and Organization, less sustainability than in other companies, requiring high level of adaptability and willingness to challenge yourself everyday


  2. Great working environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment. Lots of flexibility. Possibilities for leveling up. Good communication and respect among colleagues.

    Cons

    Not something specific to mention.


  3. Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    International environment. Empowered employee. New possibilities.

    Cons

    Too many org and strategy changes to compromise the efforts.

    Advice to Management

    New management, new company!


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  5. Good place to work and learn

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    strong customer focused approach with many talented people.

    Cons

    slow decision making and several teams working on similar projects at same time.

    Advice to Management

    empower people to make decisions quickly even if it turns out to be the wrong one.


  6. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia as a contractor

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours - Relatively good salary - Relaxed working environment - Ability to work with high level senior executives

    Cons

    - Little ability to make any decisions - Working in a declining company not good for professional development


  7. A nice work place. friendly colleagues and a good name

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competent and friendly colleagues. Mostly not a stressful environment. Good all around company ethics.

    Cons

    Not a startup, huge enterprise with alot of bureaucracy. Small chance of climbing the corporate ladder and little support for innovation. Consultants are coming and let go too frequent. Slow IT support

    Advice to Management

    Talk to engineers more when making big technical decisions. Keep good consultants and don't fire them all at once because you think you are saving money. Offer more benefits like snacks and games.


  8. acceptable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    ok-ish over all, but not expectional

    Cons

    upper management is totally not acceptable


  9. Headless chickens

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The new Nokia values are really good. For people who would like to join Nokia, the values are very attractive.

    Cons

    As mentioned above, people working at Nokia are like headless chickens. We all run around very busy but no clear direction. There are vacuums of leadership across the different units. I have witnessed leaders who go against the value blatantly. I have met mid- and high-level management staff who do not take on accountability and responsibility of those things that are directly under their jurisdiction.

    Advice to Management

    Appoint the right leaders.


  10. Great challenges in a chaotic global company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Head of Business in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Head of Business in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenges, training, quick access to customers.

    Cons

    Clear direction and strategy of the old NSN organisation were not helping grow the SW business.

    Advice to Management

    Already done


  11. Gute Career möglichkeit

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    Current Employee - Student Trainee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Student Trainee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sehr Flexible, career development und nette kolleguen

    Cons

    Viele änderungen und layers in organization

    Advice to Management

    Gut



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