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Nokia Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 1,253 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri

Rajeev Suri

(23 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent values within the company and good work /life balance can be achieved(in 207 reviews)

  • The people are very intelligent and friendly (for the most part); casual work environment(in 110 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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    Breeds loyalty

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company treats people better than any other I have experienced. They are truly concerned with the well being of the individual. Nokia allows for a great deal of autonomy, flexibility, and career growth. I loved my time with Nokia.

    ConsPoor company performance leads to instability. Poor communication from senior management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove transparency in communications with employeers

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

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    Great company on downwards spiral

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsPeople, open discussion, compensation, benefits

    ConsNo strategy, no clear vision, bad leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementDefine strategy and stick to it for a while

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nokia was one of the best companies I have ever been a part of

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe culture, the people, the values, all are exceptional.

    ConsNothing bad to say here

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

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    Excellent environment and people with new high tech challenges with every new product.

    Product Manager (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat culture, work life balance and people that value their employees & customers. Perks often include using or access to latest technology in smart phones, and often international contacts and travel.

    ConsCareer paths were often limited, pay & other benefits were not always as competitive as top tech companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better opportunities for career growth

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

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    Senior IT architect for manufacturing, R&D and datacenters

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosflexible working hours. When job was done you could go for example see dentist

    Consmicromanagement and silos in the IT organizations

    Advice to Senior Managementopen up silos and take off magnifying glass

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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    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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    Territory Sales Manager

    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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    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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