Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
41 reviews filtered by
  • Irving, TX
  • Any Job Title
3.1
41 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Nokia Networks CEO Rajeev Suri
Rajeev Suri
751 Ratings

41 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great company!

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A great company for those who don't like to think or do

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. RF Network and Planning Engineer

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

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Flexibility, You can learn a lot if you are a curious cat

    Cons

    Dissatisfied with Salary, Promotion is not rapid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Working in the coal mines

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, people who were part of the team

    Cons

    Remote Finland management, demanding, not inclusive. Cannot say I know anyone in Irving who likes working there, especially the acquired Motorola staff. Never had a one on one discussion with my supervisor from Finland.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Not too bad

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed and Friendly co-worker, company is much better than before

    Cons

    Salary freezes in the last couple of years..now company is much better than before

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. good

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

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

    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
  8. Well balanced work lifestyle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enb Integration and Verification Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Enb Integration and Verification Engineer in Irving, TX

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

    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
  9. Company with OK engineers and sucked project management

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

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

    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
  10. Confusing, but rewarding

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

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

    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
  11. Best paying job I ever had.

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

    I have been working at Nokia Networks as a contractor (more than a year)

    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

Work at Nokia Networks? Share Your Experiences

Nokia Networks

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.