Nokia
3.6 of 5 1,244 reviews
www.nokia.com Espoo, Finland 5000+ Employees

Nokia Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.6 1,244 reviews

                             

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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri

Rajeev Suri

(19 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Excellent values within the company and good work /life balance can be achieved"
    in 203 reviews
  • "The people are very intelligent and friendly (for the most part); casual work environment"
    in 109 reviews
Cons:
  • "Sometimes it's hard to drive results because to much politics is involved in decision-making"
    in 45 reviews
  • "There are so many re-orgs, basically one every 3 or 4 months"
    in 29 reviews
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    Specialist (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Prosbenefits is above average, leadership culture is moderate, working environment is easy and plenty of vacation time and so on.

    ConsPersonal growth is limited, compensation is average, promotions are limited, reward system is average, accountability is unclear and so on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    How culture can sometimes affect company performance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people, international environment, smart devices managed to change its portfolio of products.

    ConsSome other parts like HERE have sold a dream for long and overall many committees, lack of decision and outside of some parts which re-organised themselves effectively, too much politics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fragmented, with the Bay area trying to call the shots for the San Diego office

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Rancho Bernardo, CA

    ProsThe department managers are true professionals and committed to their goals and team members.

    ConsThe HR function has a bizzare approach and non-professional manner in handling decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to have cohesive and unified approach at all US locations, a method to ensure all of Nokia US is structured to have the SAME goals and paths to get there; using an in-synch methodology.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too many Motorola people came from failed Motorola

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNot to good now and getting worse

    ConsToo many Motorola people will fail Nokia

    Advice to Senior Managementno advise

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nokia has great energy to contribute to Microsoft.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsExperienced team members are collaborative and high energy. New ideas from anyone in the team are considered. You can easily join a project that holds your interest.

    ConsConcerns that the positive attributes of the Nokia culture will be lost in such a large corporation as Microsoft. Nokia teams are used to working remotely and globally.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend extra time rebuilding the new blended teams. Consider that a team is now a combination of two diverse companies and many contractors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of phones to play with, fun annual retreats

    Cons6AM Conference calls, getting laid-off when the company tanked.

    Advice to Senior Managementremain competitive, follow trends not 10 year old company dogma

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty decent place to work

    Senior Quality Assurance Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prostime off and wfh policies

    Consrequire technical education for additional compensation regardless of experience!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Proswork life balance is there.
    Flexible working hours possibility
    salary as per industry standards
    team culture

    Consnot performing well now a days because of competition specifically in US

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould be highly tested for better user experience

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Now part of Microsoft

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Technology, good quality control , best quality mobile phone , Jormo Ollia CEO should come back to lead the company.

    ConsVery conservative , lost the market.
    It had touch screen technology about 20 years ago but fear to use it and not willing to take any risk so door wide open for Apple ...

    Advice to Senior ManagementInnovation boldly !

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    Worthwhile

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsSense of family and appreciation in early years, then the awful years of worry and lay offs.

    ConsArrogance within the company - not listening to what customers wanted

    Advice to Senior ManagementHad Nokia listened to the customer it would still have a large percentage of the market in mobile phones. Nokia was the first to have colors in the 232, and then removable changeable coloured covers in 5100 series. Then the customers wanted flip and Nokia did not want to invest the money to have two user interfaces ,then when they did provide flip phone Motorola had already stolen the market. The smart phone and the qualcomm chip ordeal and not aligning with Android platform was yet another serious mistake. In the end we all lost our jobs and Nokia lost its marketshare and eventually sold out to Microsoft.

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