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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
1,134 Reviews

3.4
1,134 Reviews
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Nokia Networks CEO Rajeev Suri
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good learning environment with new technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work life balance .

    Cons

    lower salary pay and now carrier growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should have more vigilant and have vision for business growth

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people to work with

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Arlington Heights, IL

    Pros

    A lot of experienced people.

    Cons

    The technology always behind the market needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    Pros

    We had great teams, good middle management Leadership, consistent communication. Feedback and bonus system was clearly explained and rewarded.

    Cons

    There was a lot of uncertainty that continued for some time. Old customers were not blended in with the NSN customers, leading to loss in business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, a good job that could have been better

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Co-workers were great -- some of the smartest folks I've known. In my environment, at least, the schedules were flexible, telecommuting was allowed, and the benefits were pretty good.

    Cons

    The pay was okay, but raises corporate-wide were small and scarce. Communication from upper-management was, as I saw it, a one-way street, and only the "good stuff" was communicated. If there was something less than stellar, I typically didn't hear about it until I read about it on some third-party web site. Everything seemed to be a secret.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up. Be up front with employees about what's going on. Secrets breed fear, and fearful people sometimes don't do things in the best interests of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    North American Part is very neglected

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nokia Networks is making a play at several markets so I am hopeful of better projects coming down the pipeline. Nokia enjoys a good reputation and working here for a few years will add a nice highlight to your resume.

    Cons

    Nokia North America does not invest in its employees (in house training is very obsolete or so specific that it pigeon-holes you).
    Opportunities for promotion and growth are non-existent on the US side, but we see frequent updates on the European side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We understand you bought us for the US customers but you have an awesome engineering core in the US that is rusting away right now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    RF Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good working environment and easy-going relationship between colleagues

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive and management is loose

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a great job (although few growth opportunities), but was forced to leave due to mandatory reduction in force.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Great co-workers, PTO, benefits. Very Interesting work (LTE). Supervisor was very hands-off and allowed freedom to set own work schedule

    Cons

    Cutting back on jobs in AZ. Hopefully will not be more cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More employee training to allow migration to available jobs in other areas of the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer

    Pros

    Business plans for Broadband and LTE in particular is good. Lots of good people working hard in these areas.

    Cons

    Senior leadership does not understand the value of retaining key talent. Decisions based on cost sacrificing quality are made quite frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decisions based on cost sacrificing quality are made quite frequently. Stop doing this!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Well balanced work lifestyle

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    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

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