Nokia Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri
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Pros
  • salary benefits work life balance (in 260 reviews)

  • Nice offices, flexible work environment (home/office) (in 119 reviews)

Cons
  • Can be difficult to influence decision-making for all sites outside of HQ (in 52 reviews)

  • Senior management should be more responsive to market (in 35 reviews)

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3,125 Employee Reviews

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  1. Uncertain

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunity to take on challenging work.

    Cons

    Nokia is late to market with innovations compared to peers and quality of software leaves much to be desired. Nokia ability to deliver is hampered by the lack of quality resources.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is overly focused on cost cutting and outsourcing to low cost countries (India)


  2. Senior RF Network Planning & Optimization Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    it was pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    the company was to big for me.


  3. it was a great compny to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse people, global corporate culture, great benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Went downhill when they started losing cellphone market shares

    Advice to Management

    I really can't say now since I was with the phone business group. Nokia has sold that to Microsoft so its probably a different company now.


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  5. marketing manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, great people to work with, work life balance

    Cons

    Company's culture changes significantly after the new CEO arrived in 2011, business struggled since 2011

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the human technology and human culture


  6. HR Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People and culture, freedom of decision making

    Cons

    Business outlook, Microsoft acquisition, entitlement


  7. customer service

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Oss Engineer (Customer Service Engineer) in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Oss Engineer (Customer Service Engineer) in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It has Excellent customer service

    Cons

    Long hours of work. But good.

    Advice to Management

    Good


  8. Operations-Care

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great and I believe the only reason many stay with the company. Facilities? This is a hard area to describe/measure with tunnel vision.

    Cons

    Cons: no true career development, unless you know the right people. Do not expect to advance based off merit, dedication and hard work. Some may but appears to be a good ole boy system as is the case with many companies. Any merit increases are few and far between, negotiate well coming in including bonus payout % as well as time off.

    Advice to Management

    Cycle current management to opt for a lean towards more Finish management. I suspect in the hay day of Nokia success, there must have been a stronger group in place. From my perspective, persons who have a true vested interest in the company and its success - call it National Pride, may be the better persons to sit in particular roles. Do not promote persons into roles which they can not handle. Engineers who are outstanding and head-shoulders above the rest may not cut it as a line manager. Some can, however they may be more suited as a Sr eng or Tech lead. Discuss with them first what they would like to do and provide options so that if you place them over a group, if people management is not for them, allow "a way out" so that they may return easily to the role best suited for them. Operations is a large and complex role, ensure you have the right management in place to lead in this area. Seasoned persons whom have already learned the hard lessons are better suited here. It may not be wise allow line managers to learn on the fly or "the hard way" at the detriment to your employees and the company. I would like to see this company succeed. I would like to write or revise a new review 5 stars, exceed the maximum allowed character count in the Pros section and repeat one word 20 times for the Cons section 20 word minimum - "None".


  9. Software developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work at

    Cons

    No work life balance, climbing the corporate ladder is slow


  10. Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible working environment. Great collaboration amongst the team

    Cons

    Not enough transparency from management


  11. Lead Network Engineer

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    Former Employee - Lead Network Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Network Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great HR, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Stephen Elop lead the company down the wrong path,Poorly leader.



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