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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,216 Reviews
3.4
1,216 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.  

    RF Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks

    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
  2.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer

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

    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
  3.  

    Well balanced work lifestyle

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    • 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
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    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Great culture. Positive, international, treat employees and customers well

    Cons

    Challenge meeting US market demands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they know where they went wrong and are working to correct it. They don't need my advice. Easy to be a critic from the back seat

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Active and innovative experience where I can utilize my technical, administrative and analytical skill

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    Current Employee - Utran Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Utran Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Equal opportunity, New technology experience

    Cons

    Had injuries while working in field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more ethical. Let employee know before firing him especially when he is working from 2 years and sitting you in office and also gave 100% towards work irrespective of situation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, too much cost cutting

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

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

    Pros

    International atmosphere
    Very talented coworkers
    Good 401k match--6%
    People oriented

    Cons

    Far too lean on staff
    More emphasis on cost than quality
    Poor work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fill out the bench with more engineering talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Potential, but erratic management

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

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are very good. The work is satisfying but the upper management seems to have a vision forward but is inconsistent in how to achieve it.

    Cons

    Unstable (at least in the US), with periodic Layoffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very large Matrix organization

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    Former Employee - Global Category Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Global Category Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large Oraganization- Good Lateral movement opportunities
    Working with cross cultures
    Market Leader

    Cons

    Hierarchy levels
    Matrix Organization
    Slow Decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more power to middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - PMO Manager
    Former Employee - PMO Manager

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

    Pros

    Working environment is great, great company to work for.

    Cons

    Too much politics, power grabbing is very common and sometimes people become too selfish and always put their interest before the company's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring open communication back to the company as we used to have it the the Nokia days in 2000s.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Flexible work-time/space but constant changes and reductions don't make your life easy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Flexible time and place hours. You can home office or work from anywhere, in moderation
    - Great place to learn about telecom technologies and services on the job

    Cons

    - Too many organization changes and personnel reduction keeps employees uneasy, and overworked in quite a few positions
    - Office politics weighs too heavily in getting new position or promotion
    - Budget cutbacks means very few formal trainings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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