Nokia Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,343 Reviews
3.8
1,343 Reviews
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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.  

    European company + great Benefits!

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

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, and there is an annual bonus.
    Culture is very "European" (= good work/life balance).
    Not certain about career opportunities -

    Benefits:
    - 100% 401k match on up to 8% of your salary
    - Good choice of medical plans
    - Up to 30 days (6 weeks!) PTO
    - 2 additional (paid) days of community service per year
    - 10 additional days to take care of your family if someone is sick/injured

    Cons

    Uncertain future after the dramatic change of direction - no more cellphones.
    Also, lots of changes in Top Management.
    The company now has very diverse divisions:
    - Nokia Networks
    - Here (ex Navteq)
    - IP (milking patents)

    Who knows how this will end...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be best to split up the company again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place ant good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

    One of the best company to work with in the world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company looks after their employees as their own kids. They always go one step ahead in providing benefits, than any other company in the world. You have very good work life balance. Great technologies to work on.

    Cons

    Its was a bit slowing moving company which has changed now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great people and fantastic culture

    • 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

    open environment and nice compensation

    Cons

    growth is slow and trainings are not much

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    R&D

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Performance based on delivery is selected

    Cons

    High quality Delivery output on time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Very good culture, Pay master

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good working culture, flexible timing, co-operating colleagues. And above all pay master.

    Cons

    As an employee you will not find any problem in your day to day working life. But top managements were annoying. They sold the company like anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act fast, learn from market. and move as world is moving. Currently(Post Elop era) company is doing good, and wish them all the success.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good location, Good benefits and ppl

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Nokia is THE BEST employee friendly company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Perks (free mobiles, company paid mobile bills, internet bills) at all levels
    Good Company Lease Vehicle program
    Great Health Insurance for entire family
    Best lay off plans(Bridge Program)
    Culture of respect

    Cons

    Mad Management decisions (Burning Platform should have never been openly spoken)
    CEO OPK's mention of N97 as the iPhone killer
    Stubborn in android adaption
    Bringing in Stephen Elop who turned out to be a mole from MSFT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more aggressive
    Typical Scandinavian chilled out wont work in this highly competitive consumer industry .Sad but the Samsung employee work pressure tactics seems a way to succeed
    Now that only Nokia Network and here maps are left, sell the later it to Apple and start fresh with the Finnish DNA

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Outstanding Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Company values and culture absolutely outstanding! Individual contributors groomed to become managers who are, in turn, groomed to become managers and ultimately leaders. Individuals are given great authority coupled with great responsibility. You are allowed to make decisions - but held accountable for them. Salary and benefits are comparable to any top company. Goals are clear and achievable.

    Cons

    Company is not financially stable, but is making headway to achieving this end through the selling of cellular business to MSFT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We've pulled a Lazarus and now is the time for re-leveling. CONTROLLED growth. CONTROLLED business plans.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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