Nokia Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. 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


  3. about Nokia

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k and bonus are very competitive. work flexible and you can work at home if your manager is okay.

    Cons

    Need work late or over weekend to meet the deadline. There is very little salary increase, even that, Nokia delay for one year. very limited space at office. No cafe, no gym. There is no job-security with this company.

    Advice to Management

    need keep R&D engineers and make them feel enjoyable at this company. There are too many managers and most of them don't really make contribution to the company business.


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  5. Nokia pushing for new grads and eliminating experienced engineers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good 401k (6% match), easy access to Rt 53 in Arlington Heights, interesting work

    Cons

    senseless elimination of experienced workers, do not believe management has employees best interest, does not try to find alternate jobs within company, HR never responds to internal opportunity questions.

    Advice to Management

    You are scared of the upcoming Lucent/Alcatel merger - you are losing a lot of experience from A.H. just to keep what > 40% profit margin. A.H. has a proven track record for development - what happened to needing our experience to make Nokia better?


  6. A 150 year company in constant renewal

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Nokia has a long history of transforming itself, moving from one industry to another and create new success. It opens up new opportunity to do different and sometimes pioneering things. - Good company culture, mostly originated from Finnish/Nordic/Scandinavian culture. Respect for individual, good balance of work and life, less hierarchy, fairly open communication. - Big enough company to move around, try out new roles and new functional departments, move to different countries. - Benefits in the US is fairly good, even though decline in recent years.

    Cons

    - The series of mergers and acquisitions created a confusion of culture and trust level. - There are uncertainty in employment, due to portfolio and functional overlaps from mergers and acquisitions. - Base salary and bonus in US might not be as competitive as other technology companies. - Speed of innovation and execution is relatively slow. - Personal growth might be limited when the company is not growing any more.

    Advice to Management

    - Be fast and more innovative - Give people more opportunities in career growth


  7. Verification Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Little politics. People did not worry about you taking their job.

    Cons

    Limited growth. Management decisions were poor resulting in loss of revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at replacing upper management with new people.


  8. Not a bad place for 10 plus years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Quality Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Program Quality Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, like paid tuition, and tining for those that need it in thier jobs. Wonderful people and team culture makes it easy to come to work.

    Cons

    Things move too slowly, we locked ourselves into Windows phone for 5 years, and further depleted our Market share so much that MS bought Nokia for pennies on the dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Its too late already, MS has bought and disbanded Nokia Phones. Give it a couple years before Nokia is back in the phone game, and MS is focusing on what they are good at: Operating systems.


  9. Nokia no more

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Global scope, interesting technology, culture

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations and lack of Strategy


  10. No Go

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    show up, sit around, and get paid

    Cons

    No career path and psychopath management


  11. Nokia doesn't care about it's top performers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits and company is flexible as far as work hours, etc. AH location is OK, remodeled offices are a little better than they used to be.

    Cons

    All decisions are made by senior managers without any input from lower level managers/employees. Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing, layoffs upon layoffs occur regardless of quarterly results and directed by senior management regardless if you worked very hard to be a top performing employee. No one in the organization (at least in US) has passion for the work as there's no motivation to.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to have a passion about their work and be proud to work at Nokia. There's no passion in employees anymore due to the atmosphere created in recent years and unless there's some stability coming soon, it'll just continue to get worse. An employee that is proud about the place where he works will be a much more productive employee. An employee that is always thinking "am I next" to be impacted, is not a very productive employee...



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