Nokia Networks

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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
1,204 Reviews
3.4
1,204 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 198 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  3.  

    Company with OK engineers and sucked project management

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    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
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  5.  

    Typical software company

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    • 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
  6.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Trainee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Trainee in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Nokia Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent working environment with smart people around you; Arlington Heights is a nice town to live in; the package is satisfactory.

    Cons

    The internship program can be improved; everyone needs to bring their own lunch in this site since they have cut off the cafeteria...

  7.  

    Great start for a fresher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    work culture is very great

    Cons

    Change of role is not offered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give more opportunity

  8.  

    Good People, good products, too much process

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    Former Employee - Product Management
    Former Employee - Product Management

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

    Pros

    People are as dedicated as anywhere, good benefits, working environment, work-life balance, pay is reasonable, opportunity to provide input always encouraged.

    Cons

    The organization spent too much time and effort to create and maintain processes for many aspects of the job. Little opportunity to step out of comfort zones and take risks in order to excel or improve self or products. Limited training opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for job flexibility, room to excel.

  9.  

    Ok company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    Decent pay good benefits, 401k

    Cons

    U are just a number

  10.  

    Good if you are in a good team

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility
    - Perks
    - Agile methodology
    - Good working environment
    - Great colleagues

    Cons

    - Lacks vision
    - Very less profit
    - Very less hike
    - Not much growth
    - Not a long term company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Confusing, but rewarding

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Central Functions in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Central Functions in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Very family friendly. There is plenty of time off. The work is challenging and rewarding

    Cons

    Communication is not very good. The size of the company creates a large bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the matrix management system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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