Nokia Reviews

Updated June 9, 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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102 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great company headed in the right direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Have worked for them since the Siemens days (28 yrs) and seen lots of merges and layoffs but they have made the right decisions at reducing the size, selling off divisions that would hold them back and removing people that aren't focused on improving the company and customer relations. Great people to work with; Innovative designs; Teamwork

    Cons

    Too many sub-contracted employees that don't have the same drive as badged employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and drive us to number one. Stay customer focused and reward performing employees.


  2. OBS Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OBS ENGINEER in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - OBS ENGINEER in Irving, TX

    I worked at Nokia

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Provide great training. Technology and product was good to work with.

    Cons

    A lot of changes upper management. Benefits kept on decreasing. Pay was below average.


  3. Good but not Gold

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Nokia

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning environment, good discipline, good workplace ethics

    Cons

    Matrix organization poorly run at management level

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of matrix


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  5. A great company for those who don't like to think or do

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is usually great, good work environment. Some great co-workers.

    Cons

    confusing, frustrating, irritating management decisions. No real structure to anything that is being done. Lack of communication between groups will be the downfall of the this company. Vision for the future is too nokia specific don't know how to create a clear vision and be aware of where the real competition is hiding. Every single engineer will become extremely frustrated at some point at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes to what is already out there in terms of ip/cloud transformation than look at your own transformation and see your misalignment, you will not create the future with your vision, but you must learn to exist in it.


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    Program Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Irving, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to new products. Being stretched has been a reward in learning new skills

    Cons

    Poor communication very political. Lack of focus on quality. PM is focused to deal with risks with little support from management. Reactive versus proactive employee morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with PM's, PdM's and Engineers the root cause of issues are masked by inefficient Line and Resource Managers.


  7. Excellent environment and values. Very human!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Care Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Care Manager in Irving, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The values of the finish company are exceptional. Collaborative environment within a global company.

    Cons

    In the past at the mobile phones piece, decisions were too Finland centric, depending on global approvals what delayed certain decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize decisions in order to make those faster.


  8. Challenging

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payroll Tax Specialist in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Payroll Tax Specialist in Irving, TX

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life balance, challenging work

    Cons

    too many meetings, disgruntled team members


  9. Great Company !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Irving, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance and work culture.

    Cons

    Due to challenges in wireless industry the mobile phones unit was not able to maintain leadership in the market causing shifts in job opportunities.


  10. Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Solutions Manager in Irving, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home Great vacation benefits

    Cons

    Have to be careful how you manage your career to not overstep on anyone. Many shifts in management

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to be more consistent. There are big discrepancies in pay for solid performers.


  11. NOKIA - Best Company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Nokia was a wonderful employer to work for. Their culture was one of Trust, Empowerment, Respect, Value, growth opportunities, fostering long lasting relationships, with excellent Work/Life Balance!

    Cons

    Unable to come up with Cons. Great company to work for!

    Advice to Management

    Amazing company to have worked for during my 13 years with them!



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