Nokia Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri
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Pros
  • salary benefits work life balance (in 260 reviews)

  • Nice offices, flexible work environment (home/office) (in 119 reviews)

Cons
  • Can be difficult to influence decision-making for all sites outside of HQ (in 52 reviews)

  • Senior management should be more responsive to market (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Nokia Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are good and the technology is leading edge. Much of the development is in WCDMA and LTE technology areas.

    Cons

    The company is European based and is not very proactive in hiring in the US. The growth potential in the US is mostly in the areas of customer support as opposed to actual development.


  2. Huge company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This place was so successful in the 00's and evidence of that persists. There are abundant resources, lots of high quality workers, and technology abound.

    Cons

    Direction. No strategic direction from the top that employees can use. Need focus and priority rather than Director-level managers making their own agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Lean out, choose priorities, and get results. Communicate the plan and execute on it - people will follow.


  3. Not a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    job security is ok. used to be a great place to work but not anymore

    Cons

    Work life balance doesn't mean anything


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  5. No longer work there

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    People are friendly. There were some technical aspects of the job that were interesting.

    Cons

    The business went down quickly due to mindless decisions from the upper management.


  6. Was forced to ad review

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Filling this out b/c I was forced to add a review to regain same access I've had for awhile now.

    Cons

    See above, need 5 words

    Advice to Management

    Glass doors - don't do this, it discourages your user base. You'll only get honest reviews if people want to give them


  7. Senior Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented team.Lot can be learned from each one

    Cons

    Bad overall vision. No proper execution plans


  8. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Test Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great talent people Opportunity to learn a lot Flexibility

    Cons

    Job Instability - frequent layoffs. No promotions or salary hike

    Advice to Management

    Laying off talented people as a cost cutting measure will hurt the company on a longer run.


  9. Nokia

    Current Employee - Project Manager in Roselle, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Roselle, IL

    I have been working at Nokia (More than a year)

    Pros

    pushes advanced technology and new learning

    Cons

    European centric company, supply chain


  10. Stagnant Growth, Flexible Hours for R&D

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. Everyone gets a laptop can mobile phone and can generally work from anywhere, any time. Since Nokia R&D groups are spread across world, work is going on 24 hrs a day and staff can shift hours to best fit with personal life and current work assignments. Although it can lead to working 24/7 if one's not careful! Even with the constant heavy workloads, most engineering staff are friendly and willing to help one another.

    Cons

    No career advancement opportunities since Nokia is stuck in cost cutting mode for some time. Offices provide very limited amenities -- no gym, cafeteria, public transit, etc. No company paid celebration activities, although staff and local management kick in some $$ occasionally for picnic or potluck. Senior management tends to sign up to more work than staff can handle, leading to long hours and constant schedule slips. Certainly not an issue unique to Nokia though.

    Advice to Management

    Repeatedly working on projects that never sell is very demotivating. Do a better job of researching what the customers will need by the time a product can be ready rather than hearing what the customers want today.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work but you could see it going downhill

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonuses, lots of smart people

    Cons

    Horrible business decisions, decision by committee meant nothing changed



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