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Nokia Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
1,426 Reviews
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1,426 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    OK place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    We are doing some exciting things with newer technologies (although there is some support of older). Good work hours. The people seem decent. There's little pressure for a decent developer, but there's opportunity for challenging work.

    Cons

    It's a big corporation with all the nonsense that entails. Inflexible about hours and work from home (depending on the group). Some people have been damaged by big corporation management. I run into a lot of cynicism caused by that. But everyone who has ever worked a big corporation knows what I'm talking about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to work with prima donna engineers. If you engage their pride (and catch them before cynicism destroys them), they will work wonders for you. If you attempt to constrain them with ill-considered proclamations and general stupidity, you will ruin them. Also, stop looking for people that make everything their business (like you do). You need people who just want to focus on getting products out the door. That requires people who are willing to focus, and not people who stick their noses into everything around them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    Team, travels abroad, technology, opportunity in engineering directions. flexible hours, trainings, projects

    Cons

    Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary

  3.  

    Downturn for Nokia continues...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Nokia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing European culture, benefits, great offices in Cambridge and Burlington, generous 401K plan. Smart, professional employees.

    Cons

    Too many changes. Looses in the market due to lack of vision and commitment. Focuses more on saving money rather than winning in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company need to understand what it stands for. It tries to go into too many directions, changes directions too often and looses in the market because it is clueless about what it needs to do to win. Needs to improve on marketing, business insight and execution/project commitments to become relevant again. Need to not to be afraid to think big and make big bets.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great experience to work in Nokia. Iearned many things.

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

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    I learned how to work as a team.

    Cons

    Time was too short for learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure that there should be enough time for students so they can publish valuable projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Great company with humanity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    marketing director

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Good company and worth going

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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