Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Awesome Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Flexibility of working hours(sometimes depends on manager)
    2. Work from home option (very good for ladies)
    3. Most of the managers(barring a few) have technical background, so its easier to express the issues and roadblocks.
    4. If you really want to learn, you will learn a lot of things.
    5. No team leads to boss over you. Scrum masters are only restricted to facilitate team members and nothing more or less.
    6. Easy to route between different different business lines - core platforms, LTE, small cells, femto, Operations & Management.you name it
    7. Open for innovative ideas
    8. Food and transport is very reasonable compared to other companies in Bangalore.
    9. Offers 7:30pm cabs for those who stay late.
    10. Checks on women employees who leave office late until they acknowledge they reached home.

    Cons

    1. Company has gone through lot of reorganizing from Nokia Siemens Networks to Nokia Solutions and Networks to Nokia Networks to now Nokia. So frequent reshuffling was common in 2013-1014
    2. Due to losses incurred, perks were removed in 2012-2014, but now again its all looking good.
    3. Weekend work needed sometimes during critical releases.
    4. They are experimenting a lot with processes so some frequent changes in process could be a bit disappointing for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Some Area Product Owners (APOs as they are called) really need Ethical Business raining (At least mine did)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Relaxed work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Friendly work environment
    New employees get good support from seniors
    Good place to learn latest telecommunication technologies

    Cons

    Inconsistent work inflow; employees may get stuck at maintenance work for quite some time
    Very few competent managers
    no freebies; reduced food quality in the name of cost cutting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should focus more on employee engagement and equal work division to various teams. Could also reduce cost cutting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good company moving towards service company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - R&D Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Latest technology
    Average salary
    good colleagues
    good learning
    travels

    Cons

    less competent managers
    frequent weekend work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the skills of managers and be more transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Biased work culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R & D Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - R & D Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good salary,Enough flexibility and freedom to learn

    Cons

    Be a butter chapp to your boss,otherwise he may feel bad about your behaviour.Even If you complaints to senior mgmt against your line managers in appropriate / communal behaviour,they won't listen.They will advise you to either look in another business line or look outside "Just because he's a manager ".

    Can't say about all... but there are bastards,beware! Most importantly they can harm you in your probation period as they are the one's who have to say yes/no to continue your career in Nokia...Strange but TRUE :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't just listen to these fellows about someones performance specially when it comes to silly topics which they amplify it under "Behaviour competency".Always open your ear and senses to understand and feel the things.Otherwise ppl knows what happened to Nokia mobility.. ..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Flexible timing, Work life baance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Very good Environment, helping nature of people,

    Cons

    if u do not like the telecomunication then it will be hard to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no team outing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Now becoming service based company, only focus on cost cutting and cheap labor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Verification Engineer (R&D Engineer) in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Verification Engineer (R&D Engineer) in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Pros: only if you are a Senior member (lead/manager or above)
    : enjoy like picnic,
    : work from home (no work at all so no need to be available)
    : most of the facilities like home lease etc.

    for engineers: not applicable

    Cons

    for engineers:
    no life or facilities for engineers. focus is on cost cutting and cheap labor. no space for lunch, no work-space for freshers and they are siting in meeting rooms/cafe area, 4K employees sitting in the building having capacity of 3K. weekend work and late stay frequently. too much politics. no ethics or values.

    only if you are a Senior member (lead/manager or above)
    Not applicable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on innovation, technology atleast on nokia values and ethical business. atleast stop doing politics. dont do anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Formal Employee worked for 2.5 Years (Joined as a Fresher)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work Culture
    Colleagues are helpful
    Process Oriented
    Latest Technology
    Flexible work timings

    Cons

    Same as other companies(local politics, less transparency etc)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Better company with flexible work culture

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Pay is not bad , work culture is good.
    2. Work wise it is not so bad

    Cons

    1. Employee head count is increasing and now it doesn't look like office anymore.
    2. not many technically sound people are available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Please hire better architects otherwise Nokia cannot be in the race for in the long run.

  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Excellent growth. Best work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    might be stuck in maintenance work for some time

    Cons

    great flexibility, works on the latest technologies, good benefits as per industry standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. R&D Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    1) Work-life balance
    2)Very very good salary package.
    3) R&D place. Too much to learn.
    4)Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    1) Workspace need to be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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