Nokia Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
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  1. A nice work place. friendly colleagues and a good name

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at Nokia

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Ich bereue keinen Tag I don't regret any day

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    Former Employee - Leitender Softwareentwickler in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Leitender Softwareentwickler in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Professionelle, aber unverkrampfte Arbeitsumgebung, Leute mit zupackender Einstellung, Unternehmen investiert in beides

    professional and at the same time casual environment with an everything can be done attitude that is not too shy to invest in itself

    Cons

    Der von der Konkurrenz abgeworbene CEO hatte eine klare Anti-Nokia Produktstrategie und sorgte dafür, dass das Handy-Geschäft bergab ging.

    Hiring a CEO from a competitor with a clear anti-Nokia product strategy caused the mobile business to go downhill.

    Recommends
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  5. Nokia Neu New Nokia

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leitender Manager in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Leitender Manager in Berlin (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Einige sehr fähige zupackende Manager und Ingenieure, die ihre Arbeit sehr gut machen. Unternehmen hat eine gute Philosophie und Ethik, d.h. keine Korruption.

    Some very capable hands-on managers and engineers who are very good at what they do. Company has good values and ethics i.e.. no corruption.

    Cons

    Man kann von einer Reorganisation pro Jahr ausgehen. Strategische Entscheidungen haben höchstens die nächsten 12-18 Monate im Blick. Planung entsprechend der jeweiligen Krise. Traurige Personalabteilung.

    Expect a reorg twice a year. Strategic decisions look max 12-18 months out. Planning by crisis. HR is woeful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unternehmen sollte 5 bis 10 Jahre voraus schauen und sich danach ausrichten. Vertrauen darin haben, dass die eigenen Produkte auch in der Zukunft vom Markt angenommen werden. Das Wort "agil" sollte aus dem Unternehmensvokabular gestrichen werden und durch Begriffe wie "effektiv" oder "gewachsen" ersetzt werden. Das Konzept "Revolution" kann man fallen lassen, es ist keine solche, sondern eine Entwicklung.

    Look 5-10 years ahead and build towards it. Have confidence that enough markets will absorb our products going forward. Ditch "agile" from the company vocab and replace it with words like "effective" and "evolved". Ditch the "revolution" concept as it's the same wheel spinning!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Produktverantwortlicher Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    gute Produkte, tolle Kollegen

    Nice Products, Cool People to work,

    Cons

    Es fehlte eine Strategie. Ein großes und träges Unternehmen.

    Strategy was missing, Big and slow company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Großes Unternehmen mit guter Basis A big company with the right basics

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    Former Employee - Leitender Manager in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Leitender Manager in Berlin (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Ein großes Unternehmen bietet eine Menge Chancen und es gibt viele Leute, von denen man lernen kann. Das Unternehmen war auf jeden Fall an der Spitze der Entwicklung in der Branche. Deshalb konnte ich eine Menge lernen. Man wird gut unterstützt und bekommt bei der Erreichung der individuellen Ziele Hilfe. Angestellte werden gleich behandelt.

    A large company provides a lot of opportunities and talents to learn from. At least used to be on edge of the development, so could see a lot of new things. Supports people well, and their individual targets. Treats people equally.

    Cons

    Der Nachteil eines großen Unternehmens ist, dass es sich manchmal langsam bewegt und dass es kompliziert sein kann, Erneuerungen durchzusetzen aufgrund der komplizierten Besitzverhältnisse und Unternehmensorganisation.

    The other side of the big company is that it moves slowly sometimes and driving the change can be complex due to unstructured ownership and organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Gutes Unternehmen. Offenheit gegenüber vielen verschiedenen Menschentypen. Gute Atmosphäre und kooperative Kultur. Great Company to work for. Openness towards many different types of people. Good atmosphere, and cooperative culture.

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    Current Employee - Abteilungsleiter in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Abteilungsleiter in Berlin (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Vielzahl von Menschen und Kulturen.

    Variety of people and cultures.

    Cons

    Zeitweise etwas steif und manchmal langsam bei der Entscheidungsfindung.

    Bit stiff at times, and at times slow at making decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gebt Leuten komplette Verantwortlichkeit - Verantwortung für Erfolg und Misserfolg. Lasst Leute scheitern, damit sie lernen. Es ist besser als sich einzumischen und sie sehr detailliert zu leiten und sogar schneller.

    Give people full accountability - responsibility for success and failure. Let people fail to help them learn. It is better than meddling and micromanaging, and a lot faster too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Softwareentwickler Software engineer

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    Current Employee - Softwareentwickler in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Softwareentwickler in Berlin (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Geringer Zeitdruck

    - Gute Kollegen

    - Flexibilität: Man kann an seinen eigenen Projekten arbeiten

    - minor time pressure
    - good colleagues
    - flexibility: you can work on your own projects

    Cons

    - Zu viele Leute in manchen Projekten

    - too many people in some projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hört mehr auf die Entwickler

    - listen more to the engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Eine große Enttäuschung A big disappointment

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    Current Employee - Senior Grafikdesigner in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Grafikdesigner in Berlin (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Nokia in Berlin hat eine sehr internationale Kultur. Es gibt dort auch einige interessante Projekte.

    Nokia in Berlin has a very international culture although. It also has some interesting projects to offer.

    Cons

    Es gibt so viele Neuorganisationen (praktische alle 3 oder 4 Monate). Keine klare Richtung für irgendwas, weder vom Top-Management noch von Managern oder innerhalb des Teams.

    Keine klare Verantwortung. Keine klaren Karrierewege. Oft gibt es keinen Weg zu wachsen.

    Hervortreten und Versuche die Dinge zum Bessern zu ändern, werde gewöhnlich bestraft, sodaß Leute nach einer Weile einfach aufgeben.Viele faule Leute, die bereits aufgegeben haben, Dinge zu ändern. Es bleiben nur die übrig, die eine gute "Arbeit-Leben-Balance" mögen - alle anderen gehen.

    There are so many re-orgs, basically one every 3 or 4 months. No clear direction on anything, neither from top management, nor from managers or within the teams.
    No clear responsibilities. No clear career paths. Often there's simply no way to grow.
    Stepping up and trying to change things for the better is usually punished, so that people simply give up after some time. Lots of lazy people, who already gave up trying to change things. Only the people remain, who enjoy a good 'work life balance' environment - everybody else is leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eine genaue Vorstellung davon haben, was man eigentlich will.

    Have a clear idea of what you actually want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Gutes Umfeld, jedoch nicht zu anspruchsvoll Good environment, not too challenging though

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Flexible Arbeitszeiten

    - Internationale Präsenz

    - Coole Produkte

    - Flexible work hours
    - International exposure
    - Cool products

    Cons

    - Bürokratie und politisches Umfeld

    - Bureucracy & political environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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