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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
1,219 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Headless chickens

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Düsseldorf (Germany)

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

    Pros

    The new Nokia values are really good. For people who would like to join Nokia, the values are very attractive.

    Cons

    As mentioned above, people working at Nokia are like headless chickens. We all run around very busy but no clear direction. There are vacuums of leadership across the different units. I have witnessed leaders who go against the value blatantly. I have met mid- and high-level management staff who do not take on accountability and responsibility of those things that are directly under their jurisdiction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appoint the right leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nil in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Nil in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    not good to work,bad culture

    Cons

    goodnot good to work,bad culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    World's Worst Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) Pathetic people.

    2) A lot of idiots joined this company as freshers and they are still working. They have no become manager. They know nothing are have KIDDISH behavior. These useless people don't even want to do their excel work, that also they pass on to the junior technical resource. An then they say you dont work.

    Cons

    FASTEST WAY TO DESTROY UR CAREER

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Fire all the existing manager. In any company, there would be one manager managing minimum 30 people and 2 projects. Here manager manager only 6 people and no project. The whole structure is an inverse pyramid, three manager managing one resource. STUPIDS.

    2) Make sure you have no person at senior position if he has been in NSN for 3 years, as the whole crappy process is in their blood now. So fire them all and replace them if the company wan to revive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A thing of the past

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None I can think of currently!

    Cons

    Unjust salaries
    You need to have connections to be considered for anything
    Awful fraudulent management
    No recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why don't you go to hell?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  7. 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 (more than an 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
  8. 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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    The Business as usual company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    an indian company with european prices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    poor management and poor pay raises when you work there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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