Nokia Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 260 reviews)

  • Great work environment with very bright and talented colleagues (in 119 reviews)

Cons
  • Slow decision making, when something goes wrong noone takes the responsilbity (in 52 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch unless you have a supervisor or line manager title (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Test Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for smart phone business group and the business group has been bought by Microsoft. A good company to work for.

    Cons

    Flexible work hours and friendly working environment

  2. Marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture, creative coworkers, outstanding products, teamwork valued as well as individual contributions. Flexible work environment with reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    At times, too focused on engineering and led by engineering culture that sought to make an deliver the best product from a technology standpoint without enough regard to market demands and trends.

  3. engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart people to work with. friendly environment. interesting projects. flexible hours and decent benefit package. Overall it's a good company to work for.

    Cons

    big company bureaucracy. Things can get very slow. The company direction is not very clear. At least to the common engineers.

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  5. A very good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    - trains employees very well
    - flexible work schedule
    - diversity in workplace

    Cons

    - no work life balance
    - low salary compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Always value the known contributing employees

  6. Great company headed in the right direction

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Have worked for them since the Siemens days (28 yrs) and seen lots of merges and layoffs but they have made the right decisions at reducing the size, selling off divisions that would hold them back and removing people that aren't focused on improving the company and customer relations. Great people to work with; Innovative designs; Teamwork

    Cons

    Too many sub-contracted employees that don't have the same drive as badged employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and drive us to number one. Stay customer focused and reward performing employees.

  7. Great Place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    The company culture is very nice, people are friendly, always being helpful.

    Cons

    I worked there as an intern, so there were different challenges everyday.

  8. Great company and great products. Extremely good to employees.

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Irving, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent management team and processes to work on a global basis.

    Cons

    Bad strategy as many key technology shifts left to the demise of the organization and eventual purchase by Microsoft.

    Advice to Management

    Forcing a market to take devices that are not consumer focused simply did not work and costs nearly the whole company their jobs. Listen to your team that directly get feedback from customers as this was a big issue for survival with this organization. I feel really bad for the finish people as they are fantastic folks and the leadership was forced to make some very tough decisions because of failure to recognize and react to key market shifts.

  9. A Great company

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly technical. You could do anything you set your mind to. Pay was great, and bonuses were good when you got them. I loved the people I was working with, and it was a great culture. This was the best company I've ever worked at.

    Cons

    Company got too complacent. Management thought they could do nothing wrong. Iphone and Android beat Nokia to the punch.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give. Phone division of Nokia is gone.

  10. Downsizing each quarter has most staff wondering who is next.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had limited exposure to management which was fine. Our interactions were pleasant. I was able to complete all assignments and on time.

    Cons

    Overall my time with Nokia has been an ok experience, lacking opportunity to grow and advance as they continue to downsize.

  11. Really rewarding company with fantastic culture.

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great diverse set of employees. Egalitarian culture where everyone can have an input. Strong benefit and salary package.

    Cons

    Tough business environment led to many hard choices by management over the years. Absorption by Microsoft was a really bad outcome for most Nokians.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to low-level employees in the trenches about product roadmap.

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