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Nokia Networks Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated June 22, 2014
Updated June 22, 2014
1,135 Reviews

3.4
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Pros
  • good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 183 reviews)

  • good Work/Life Balance and flexible working hours (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • It is now all about making money and no longer about having a good work-life-balance (in 15 reviews)

  • They have cut everything just by taking the name of cost cutting (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Irving, TX

    Pros

    nice people to work with. Many projects

    Cons

    Many mid-level managers with not much to do. Too many redundant processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep streamlining

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Well balanced work lifestyle

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enb Integration and Verification Engineer  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Enb Integration and Verification Engineer in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Work is not stressful. The learning opportunities here are really great. They provide good training and there are good opportunities for advancement and visibility to other teams. Of course it depends upon the team you are in and the manager. But, on a general note the work lifestyle here is pretty good and there are veterans and excellent talent around. They also have nice benefits like 401k matching, good vacation accruals, very good health insurance plans to choose from, etc.

    Cons

    Vacation carryover was cut about the time I left. The HR policy on Green Card sponsorship category is placed at EB3 and EB2 is allowed only for manager positions. This could have been better. Also, the annual compensation was very low for a mid-senior level engineer. I heard salaries increased after many people left. These are things they could work on. Other than that, there isn't anything bad about this place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Active and innovative experience where I can utilize my technical, administrative and analytical skill

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    Current Employee - Utran Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Utran Engineer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Equal opportunity, New technology experience

    Cons

    Had injuries while working in field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more ethical. Let employee know before firing him especially when he is working from 2 years and sitting you in office and also gave 100% towards work irrespective of situation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company with OK engineers and sucked project management

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    Former Employee - Converged Core Engineer  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Converged Core Engineer in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Somehow sponsorship of working visa and green card.

    Cons

    Really jerk ass in project management side which screwed up the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not offer alternative project management position for somebody who's already put on layoff list.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Confusing, but rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Central Functions  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Central Functions in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Very family friendly. There is plenty of time off. The work is challenging and rewarding

    Cons

    Communication is not very good. The size of the company creates a large bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the matrix management system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best paying job I ever had.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Manager  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Irving, TX

    Pros

    As a contractor, I have never made so much money. I enjoyed the job and interacting with our general contractors. Most of the people I worked with were very professional.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up if you're out in the field all of the time. Supervisors that we had in place were not very knowledgeable and spent too much time away from the office when we needed support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisors should not be chosen at random. They should be selected based on their experience.

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

    Can't complain, they've been good to me so far.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Good pay / benefits (but could be better); 401k matching 6%; Work-life balance; cell phone paid; international company (but English is default language); company seems to care for environment & employees; company performance seems to be doing better in 2013/2014, but not sure about long-term performance

    Cons

    too many re-organizations; procedures & work instructions are too complex for engineers; recent down-sizing; bonuses dependent on company performance not personal performance; upper management and sometimes direct management is not in same country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify processes; focus on customer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    product development in a technical environment

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    great people to work with, nice offices, career growth opportunities, nice location, good work family balance, 401k, cell phone paid

    Cons

    downsizing and having senior leadership in another country can be difficult. those that are based in the united states do not feel as valued and fear their location will be shut down at any given moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Heading in the right direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LTE Product Architect  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - LTE Product Architect in Irving, TX

    Pros

    The lean approach to R&D is somewhat misguided right now (quality issues), however NSN is trying hard to slowly refine it and make it work. They have made a strong emphasis on Quality, they have narrowed their businesses & portfolio to increase focus on Mobile Broadband Networks products, and they have taken difficult steps with RIFS and streamlining the org. All steps in the right direction. I think the company has the right "spirit". It is still not certain how successful they will be, but their "head" (management strategy) is in the right place in my opinion. They also encourage lateral moves across functional areas.

    Cons

    Salaries seem low compared to industry. Not much upward growth opportunity at the moment (understandable due to recent restructuring efforts, hope this gets better soon). Slightly chaotic R&D environment (very lean and scrum team oriented, which is difficult to manage in such a large org).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heading in the right direction, keep going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Used to be very good Technology Company..............

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    Former Employee - Solution Manager  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Solution Manager in Irving, TX

    Pros

    If you are a manager then this is the company for you and you can plan your retirement from here.

    Cons

    Your manager is your god. He is the one who will make or break your future in NSN. No accountability of Line/Resource Managers.
    It is a company focussed on Managers. No value of skills. There EES are fake and Ethics are low. Probably worst in North America.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people and try to make your managers work. You cannot succed with only having managers on board. Dont Outsource the technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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