Nokia Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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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. Antenna

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    Former Employee - Antenna Design in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Antenna Design in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    excellent excellent working culture at USA office in so cal. People are knowledgeable. Up to date on technology. open for new ideas. loved when I was working there.

    Cons

    managements not transparent. Review process can be improved.


  2. Not a bad place for 10 plus years

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    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.


  3. A Great company

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly technical. You could do anything you set your mind to. Pay was great, and bonuses were good when you got them. I loved the people I was working with, and it was a great culture. This was the best company I've ever worked at.

    Cons

    Company got too complacent. Management thought they could do nothing wrong. Iphone and Android beat Nokia to the punch.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give. Phone division of Nokia is gone.


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  5. Really rewarding company with fantastic culture.

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great diverse set of employees. Egalitarian culture where everyone can have an input. Strong benefit and salary package.

    Cons

    Tough business environment led to many hard choices by management over the years. Absorption by Microsoft was a really bad outcome for most Nokians.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to low-level employees in the trenches about product roadmap.


  6. Review

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good development tools, interesting leadership

    Cons

    Long hours, laborious work, decent benefits

    Advice to Management

    Manage work life balance


  7. Nice business culture and environment.

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    Former Employee - Product Test Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Product Test Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice business culture and environment.

    Cons

    The balance between live and work should be improved by upper management.


  8. RF Test Engineer

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    Former Employee - RF Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - RF Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for. While Nokia’s rally has been eye-popping, it’s not without substance. The company is a realistic third option for the major carriers.

    Cons

    It is getting smaller. Nokia is yet another classic case of how a tech company can easily lose out thanks to leadership.

    Advice to Management

    It takes time to get an organization into shape.


  9. Wonderful place to work at, until MS took over

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    Former Employee - Fun to Work At in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Fun to Work At in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fair local management, worked with a great number of talented people. Loads of opportunity to learn concepts of mobile phone theory. Most coworkers pleasant to work with. HR process was good at screening people who wouldn't have fit in. Some crunch time, but work life balance was fine.

    Cons

    Upper management had little vision. Some coworkers could get pigeon-holed. Review process could be tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Local management was fine. Company management lost focus, causing great downfall and subsequent sale to MS.


  10. Great company

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team work, great team members, great co-operation between teams. Opportunities to work on different kinds of things and continuous learning.

    Cons

    Reductions & reorganizations became too common.


  11. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company - Take great care of People

    Cons

    Got big, complacent, and slow

    Advice to Management

    Not to stay in the comfort zone



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