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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
1,266 Reviews
3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 202 reviews)

  • Competitive salary, flexible working hours (in 61 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 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • 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.  

    Nokia Networks is a good technology company with a lot of talent.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Nokia is very innovative and is investing in many exciting technologies including LTE, LTE-Advanced, Internet-of-Things, etc.

    Cons

    Nokia seems to be driving most key projects from Finland rather than leveraging their global talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage your global resources (i.e., there is more to Nokia than just Finland!).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Significant layoffs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Industry with a lot of work to do to keep up with ever changing network standards. Opportunity for creativity.

    Cons

    Despite commitments made with the Motorola Networks purchase, Nokia has sold off the buildings and has continually reduced the loyal staff while hiring new low wage employees or outsourcing work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent work Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Work Culture ,Transparency , Extra activities

    Cons

    Salary , Incentives , Agility and HR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Nokia Networks

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Excellent place to work , very open culture and good work life balance.Comparable compensation

    Cons

    mostly senior organization , lower growth prospects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    RF Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Lots to learn about the technology

    Cons

    management pays no heed to the employes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    LTE System Verification Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to learn a lot about LTE, wireless technology, Scripting. Good lab environment with great equipment.

    Cons

    Compensation, No cafeteria, Job cuts

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

    RF Network and Planning Engineer

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    • 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
  10.  

    Challenging work with excellent engineers but in a constantly declining US workforce.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    The work is challenging with fairly up to date technology
    The engineers are excellent and very experienced
    The compensation and benefits are very competitive

    Cons

    There is very little US based executive management.
    There have been constant layoffs both under Motorola and Nokia mostly due to off-shoring.
    Decision making at the executive level seems to be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executive management says they value the quality of the previous Motorola products, but they don't value the experience of the engineers that built the quality products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    OK place to work, in the past

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Testing Engineer in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Testing Engineer in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are the best. Most managers I worked for would give you an assignment, tell you when it was expected and then let you go. They were there to help but did not micro-manage.

    Cons

    In 2009 work started to move overseas. The overseas managers did not trust the U.S. workers. In the end development was moved overseas (after we trained the overseas workers) and Boca Raton, FL. site was closed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Till 2009 things were great. Then the desire to get less expensive labor took over. The upper management needed to trust local management more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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