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Nokia Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
1,415 Reviews
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1,415 Reviews
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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 256 reviews)

  • Flat management structure and flexible working hours in a international environment and culture (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • Earlier the organization was too deep and there were too unclear decision making process (in 50 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch unless you have a supervisor or line manager title (in 32 reviews)

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  1.  

    cool place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    my manager was fun fair and honest

    Cons

    too many org changes and hard to move up

  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great team work, great team members, great co-operation between teams. Opportunities to work on different kinds of things and continuous learning.

    Cons

    Reductions & reorganizations became too common.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Company - Take great care of People

    Cons

    Got big, complacent, and slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not to stay in the comfort zone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    marketing director

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good company culture, caring managers

    Cons

    company was struggling since 2010, the values changed and lots of politics in the organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with humanity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really treat employees well. I got laid-off this time due to the acquisition by Microsoft and received generous compensation package. I was told the package was following Nokia tradition, better than Microsoft policy. At least personally I'm really satisfied.

    Cons

    Job responsibility is too specified, so hard to gain new knowledge and experience in different areas.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company and worth going

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    cooperative culture; work life balance

    Cons

    sold mobiles to MSFT is really a bad story

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Best employer. Takes care of employees in every aspect.

    Cons

    Long lasting uncertainty in business in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the responsibility as head of the family. Need to win internal and external market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very professional, trusting, easy to get along with management. High priority on work-life balance; flexible hours. Importance of results stressed, not individuals' way of working. No micromanaging; it was assumed that each person would contribute to the company's success in his or her own way.

    Cons

    Some people don't contribute to the best of their ability- this sometimes seemed to be overlooked by management. Some important areas were not keeping up with the capabilities and needs of the market, and caused slow response to consumers' demands for up to date products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some marketing people who actually understand the consumers. Learn how to manage software design and maintenance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - R&D in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Nokia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Consumer and quality focus in product development. Open, informal and positive atmosphere with low political undercurrent. Treats employees well, fair compensation.

    Cons

    Not enough feeling of urgency in regard to innovation and competitiveness. Can be difficult to influence decision-making for all sites outside of HQ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More full integration of sites in decision-making, corporate strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Nokia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I got good resignation package! Also I enjoyed 6 month grace period when I was laid off.
    Work style was excellent. After 5pm, office was almost empty. Long summer holiday, longer than 2 wk is possible. I love company culture. Salary was relatively low.

    Cons

    Many silos in department and even individual level! Typical European company. Company-level strategy changed frequently, and it led many lay-offs. People looked lazy relatively to me :-)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No strategy. It has changed very often.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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