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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
1,147 Reviews
3.4
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unethical, non-transparent company. Worst place for real Computer Science Engineers in Bangalore. (OSS Dept.)

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

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

    Pros

    - Flexible timing depending on the project.
    - You can be below average and still stay here for years if you have good relationship with managers.
    - Paying rather good these days for lateral hires.

    Cons

    Boy, Where do I start !
    - Line manager is everything here. And they really do not care about what you work on or how good is the quality in your work. They just listened to 1 or 2 senior people who have stayed in the same project for years. Some really pathetic manager have stuck in the company for years and completely ruined the atmosphere.
    - Full of below average people. It sounds ridiculous but students in high schools can do much better job than most people here. Whoever is here in the company for more than 3 years, they are just incapable of doing anything in the existing projects or getting a job outside. So they have made comfortable networks here.
    - 40% of the time is spent in meetings but no proper design discussions. Even if someone suggest some good designs or principle, it is never followed.
    - The senior people in the projects/products are dumb and have little knowledge of technology. They are always against new things as they are afraid that others will find out about their incompetence.
    - People who have done nothing but customer support with no engineering or even MBA background can be manager of R&D teams.
    - If you are a skilled talented engineer, you'll forget whatever you knew in a year or two doing the donkey job here.
    - People are mostly hired from two certain states in South India. They have extended networks in the company and if you are not from those states then you have no career here.
    - HR is almost non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain the talents by promoting and compensating as deserved. The company is making good profits since the last 2 years. Instead of just hiring flocks of donkeys, get good engineers. 1 good engineer >> 5 donkey engineers.
    Fire the lazy idiots who just ruins the working environment. Also get rid of most of the middle management and instead hire proper managers who have technical competence and/or MBA degree. This is the R&D department for god's sake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a pleasant 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Works on latest technology which is great

    Cons

    After merger with Siemens , it's difficult to see progress as there are more politicians in management than managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to the management as it won't be heard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to Retire

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - RnD Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - RnD Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Nokia Networks for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Less Stress

    Cons

    No Facility to Employee : No tea/coffee, No GYM,No library. Selling divisions and showing profit at end of every Year

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    The Business as usual company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect  in  Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule remote working capabilities.

    Cons

    The company structure is changing every 6 months, once you understand the new structure then it changes. After every change and while the structure is finally settled you are told to act in a business as usual mode.
    Global Processes are very inefficient and no one seems to care. Management speeches are not aligned with what is happening in the regions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please show us the company you are working at. Looks like we are working in a different compay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    an indian company with european prices

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kuwait City (Kuwait)

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good money and flexible hours, kind of a vacation

    Cons

    - In NSN Kuwait you need to be indian and Quadeerist to survive
    - Indians and Pakis and Jordanians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Lebanese plz :D

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    poor management and poor pay raises when you work there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    None, they pay on time. Otherwise its was not a positive experience.

    Cons

    Management is busy with itself, constant new restructurings, changes never ending.
    Motivation is low as more and more work is being moved to India, and the company changed to an Indian company with no western values.
    Bottom line, one of the worst employers I had in 25years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being busy with positioning yourself for new roles and work on the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Team Lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible timings. Flexibility to move to different teams is possible but not easy.

    Cons

    NSN as a company is great to work with BUT...............
    NSN Bangalore Office -
    To much of regionalism & favoritism. Managers give preference to people from there natives/states. HR has no say. Managers have all the power to decide the fate of employees. Although English is the official language of communication but except English all regional languages are used, even when others don't understand.
    Higher management in Bangalore office consist of people who have been there since many years almost 12+. All of them have their own comfort areas & circle of people.
    Recruitment is also region specific. Since last 4 years I have seen majority of freshers recruitment is only from one state. Recruitment never happens from north.
    There is a wide disparity among salaries & job grade of equal experience people having similar caliber.
    Only way of survival is either be a individual performer (& don't care about money & grade) or make friends with management.
    If a person is lucky he/she may find a good manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They don't listen! :-)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good in the beginning but deteriorating gradually

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Arlington Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    Good flexible work options and

    Cons

    Cost cutting and constant lay off is destroying the collaboration spirit and morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistent messaging in communications and break down the silos

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No reward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)

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

    Pros

    Company allows to work on interesting things. Some colleagues know what they are doing. Private life and in particular family life is given priority. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay and career are not performance oriented. Not an engineering company. Lots of shoddy product designs to deal with, because of management who decided to take shortcuts which did not work out or backfire later and because of mediocre colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attract talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very low salaries and salaries raisements even when an outstanding employee.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radio Optimization Engineer  in  Alfragide (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Radio Optimization Engineer in Alfragide (Portugal)

    I have been working at Nokia Networks as an intern for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work environment for beginners is good.

    Cons

    Doesn't worth to work in NSN Portugal as even you're recognized the salaries raises get stuck. You'll get poor year to year as the salaries raises don't even follow the economy inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Calibrate NSN portugal salaries with other NSN colleagues in europe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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