Nokia Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
1,381 Reviews
3.8
1,381 Reviews
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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 253 reviews)

  • Great work environment with very bright and talented colleagues (in 118 reviews)


Cons
  • Earlier the organization was too deep and there were too unclear decision making process (in 50 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch unless you have a supervisor or line manager title (in 32 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company for working

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management. Good Work/Life Balance and flexible working hours

    Cons

    It is now all about making money and no longer about having a good work-life-balance. They have cut everything just by taking the name of cost cutting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decision made by leadership team was clearly wrong. Hope to make correct decision and take action as quickly as possible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    good benefits, great culture, strong value system

    Cons

    promotion within was difficult, to many middle managers each with agendas that did not align well with corporate objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too little too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The best place to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Software Architect in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing company to work for. Great culture, great perks and mostly importantly amazing products! Great company to work for and offers innovation.

    Cons

    Some wrong decisions at a wrong time. It still has a lot of potential and could have been done a much better turn then what it took

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making org change so often.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Like a family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    The people that I have worked with were wonderful, especially my immediate supervisors. The work/life balance was great and had more opportunities for learning than any other place so far.

    Cons

    The budget process was painful considering the present monetary state. The powers that be were not at all supportive of the new tablet division. The same thinking that put the company in a box.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give clear direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Hardware Product Development Manager

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    Former Employee - Hardware Product Development Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Product Development Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very talented and great people to work with. Programs have enough resources to get the job done. Great work/life balance. The on-site gym was great.

    Cons

    Senior leadership struggled with product definition. They made large bets on risky technology that didn't pay off.
    Very little opportunity for professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what sells.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Salaries are great. Get to work with people all over the world, doing lots of interesting things

    Cons

    Bloated management that things the "good old days" are still here.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Very good growth opportunity and great compensation.

    Cons

    None really that I can think of

    Recommends
  9.  

    It was nice while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Amazing colleagues, sense of familiarity. Tons of perks. Great campus to do sports. Good atmosphere and cool managers in general.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs. Too many decisions taken in Finland that were not relevant to the local site here. Company has been acquired by Microsoft, so now is not the same thing, very few people left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same managers even though now the company is integrated with Microsoft.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance, employees are fully respected
    Lots of opportunities for employees to learn new stuff

    Cons

    Frequent strategic adjustment
    Company culture tends to be too conservative on technology application

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were great. Division I worked for was great

    Cons

    All of the "big decisions" were done over seas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more of a connection with the US

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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