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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,179 Reviews
3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 197 reviews)

  • Competitive salary, flexible working hours (in 59 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 27 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Good Potential, but erratic management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Very large Matrix organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Uneventful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Global experience in a technology company

    Cons

    Lack of commitment to its people in compensation and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very healthy and pleasant environment to work.

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

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging job touching new technologies.

    Cons

    Low salary and not that competitive other compensation benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work with very Intelligent and technically minded people

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

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

    Pros

    Throughout my career, I've worked with very intelligent and technically minded people in software development, system engineering and product management. It's a rather young company that's still trying to find it's footing and direction though.

    Cons

    Compensation is fair but not great. Promotions and minimal cost of living raises are difficult to come by.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    good engineers to work with and share knowledge

    Cons

    working environment needs to improve, project management is also not satisfied

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place if a) you are not young and mobile, b) want a management position

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

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

    Pros

    Has good R&D, good product mix, doing well against competition.
    One of the best 401K match programs
    Good benefits (but they are not cheap)
    Encourages personnel movement between offices, businesses and even countries.

    Cons

    Annual profit and sales performance are still shaky.
    Flat organization, management opportunities are hard to come by.
    Even though the company is European based, still considers US salaries too high.
    Prefers young employees that have lower salaries and are willing to move anywhere on moments notice (unless, of course, you are from Finland)
    Reorganizes constantly.
    Best technical jobs are outside of US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Company with OK engineers and sucked project management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Converged Core Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Converged Core Engineer in Irving, TX

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Somehow sponsorship of working visa and green card.

    Cons

    Really jerk ass in project management side which screwed up the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not offer alternative project management position for somebody who's already put on layoff list.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Typical software company

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

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn new things and work on cutting edge products.
    Wide salary ranges per position.

    Cons

    Pretty flat reporting structure, not that much opportunity for growth
    Must know how to navigate in a corporate environment, or get lucky enough to get a good mentor
    Wide salary ranges per postion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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