Nokia Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
1,339 Reviews
3.8
1,339 Reviews
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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent values within the company and good work /life balance can be achieved (in 208 reviews)

  • The people are very intelligent and friendly (for the most part); casual work environment (in 111 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place ant good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Architect  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Nokia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, nice location. This is a place where experimenting with new technologies was encouraged and rewarded.

    Cons

    Senior management is either incompetent or acting against the company's interest. It's sad to see all devices business to go to Microsoft

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    Working on latest technologies, the people

    Cons

    Too many layers of management

  3.  

    Great company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture and work life balanace

    Cons

    Now it lacks a good vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Nokia is consumer and quality focused

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nokia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, great opportunity to grow as a developer and learn from talented people. Great opportunity to work on high quality products that will connect millions of people to the internet, some for the first time. Work-life balance is excellent, opportunity for career growth is encouraged and fostered.

    Cons

    Slow transition to an Agile culture. In some cases could improve understanding of what users want out of products and services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analytic Developer  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Analytic Developer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Nokia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good working cultrure
    work from home option

    Cons

    No adventure or new concepts to implement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow new ideas to be implemented even if the employee is at junior level.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    The company culture is great and allows for good work/family balance. Nokia encourages a healthy lifestyle.

    Cons

    There is room for improvement for upper management in terms of accountability and listening to individuals that get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should spend more time with individuals directly involved in projects in order to find root causes and get to a resolution faster.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Project Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    Good environment to work with friendly and competent people, multicultural, opportunity to work with people from all around the world

    Cons

    Depending of the project you work and the pressure to achieve timelines from the customer, you might need to work 60 to 80 hours a week .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Matrix structure could be weaker with a stronger project orientation

  9.  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Nokia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You get paid very well if you know you stuff. No or very little politics.
    Excellent work-life balance and respect for what you do.

    Cons

    Company has been unstable for 4-5 years now and trying to turn the direction to regain image and profits.
    As a results there are constant re-shuffling and lay-offs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your act together fast before you lose all your talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good location, Good benefits and ppl

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  San Diego, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, TX

    I have been working at Nokia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture and place to work with

    Cons

    N/A, can't think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

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

    Worked at Nokia full time for over 10 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working at Nokia was a great opportunity and experience to work with top notch engineers in the Mobile phone industry. Great company values with friendly and talented individuals. Constantly growing and learning new technology.

    Cons

    Constant reorg, bad top management decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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