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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Great company to work for. They treat you well with good benefits, fair pay and company culture.

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

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

    Pros

    Titles don't mean a thing. You are free to challenge management. Very little company politics, at least from middle management on down. Excellent work/life balance and company values.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ladder unless you are willing to move to Finland. Many midnight phone calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior mgmt. was clueless under Elop, so hopefully without him (now with MSFT) Nokia will once again regain their 'Sisu' under Suri.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    Work life balance. Company culture.

    Cons

    Not exactly good at noticing good performance.

  6.  

    Good company with sad leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Supportive team members
    Supportive management
    Lot of autonomy & freedom

    Cons

    It should have grown further. I believe it was the top leadership which was responsible for the company's downfall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing now!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience at Nokia

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

    I worked at Nokia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked more than two years for Nokia and I can tell it was the best years of my careers. The environment, people and job itself was fantastic. Great people, great projects

    Cons

    I think the company was suffering of the poor management at the higher level who were planning about future products for the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - R&D
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - R&D

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

    Pros

    Very diverse, great benefits, great values, promotions need to be pursued. Very respectful.
    It is a great place that allows for technical path or line manager path.

    Cons

    promotions need to be pursued, timezone challenges might play a role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more emphasis in personal growth, faster reactions to market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    The work environment is good. Different teams work well together. The benefits are very good, can't beat the 401k matching. Excellent work and life balance.

    Cons

    The decision making process has been kinda slow, and management didn't always make the right decision. Hopefully with the previous management moving on to MSFT, things will improve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great work environment

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong focus on work and life balance
    Management values and recognizes individual contribution
    Clear processes

    Cons

    - Constant Reorgs
    - Work instability due to constant changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Learn Fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nokia as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    You can take on as much as you can chew, no one will hold you back and tell you to stick to the division you were assigned. Fantastic telecommuting technology lets you work where and when you are at your most productive.

    Cons

    The learning curve is steep as the product - data - isn't as tangible or as easily understood as let's say, widgets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! It looks to me like management decisions are relatively transparent and hard work and talent is recognized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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