Nokia Solutions and Networks
3.2 of 5 1,015 reviews
www.nsn.com Espoo, Finland 5000+ Employees

Nokia Solutions and Networks Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.2 1,015 reviews

                             

66% Approve of the CEO

Nokia Solutions and Networks CEO Rajeev Suri

Rajeev Suri

(610 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Best reasons to work are nice company culture and good work life balance"
    in 166 reviews
  • "good Work/Life Balance and flexible working hours"
    in 52 reviews
Cons:
  • "It is now all about making money and no longer about having a good work-life-balance"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Cost cutting and constant lay off is destroying the collaboration spirit and morale"
    in 21 reviews
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Great place to work

PMO Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Nokia Solutions and Networks full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWorking environment is great, great company to work for.

ConsToo much politics, power grabbing is very common and sometimes people become too selfish and always put their interest before the company's

Advice to Senior ManagementBring open communication back to the company as we used to have it the the Nokia days in 2000s.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Uneventful

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nokia Solutions and Networks

ProsGlobal experience in a technology company

ConsLack of commitment to its people in compensation and training

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very healthy and pleasant environment to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nokia Solutions and Networks full-time

ProsInteresting and challenging job touching new technologies.

ConsLow salary and not that competitive other compensation benefits.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Work with very Intelligent and technically minded people

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Arlington Heights, IL

I have been working at Nokia Solutions and Networks full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThroughout my career, I've worked with very intelligent and technically minded people in software development, system engineering and product management. It's a rather young company that's still trying to find it's footing and direction though.

ConsCompensation is fair but not great. Promotions and minimal cost of living raises are difficult to come by.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's ok

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nokia Solutions and Networks

Prosgood engineers to work with and share knowledge

Consworking environment needs to improve, project management is also not satisfied

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Not a great place if a) you are not young and mobile, b) want a management position

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsHas good R&D, good product mix, doing well against competition.
One of the best 401K match programs
Good benefits (but they are not cheap)
Encourages personnel movement between offices, businesses and even countries.

ConsAnnual profit and sales performance are still shaky.
Flat organization, management opportunities are hard to come by.
Even though the company is European based, still considers US salaries too high.
Prefers young employees that have lower salaries and are willing to move anywhere on moments notice (unless, of course, you are from Finland)
Reorganizes constantly.
Best technical jobs are outside of US.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company with OK engineers and sucked project management

Converged Core Engineer (Former Employee)
Irving, TX

I worked at Nokia Solutions and Networks full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work life balance.
Somehow sponsorship of working visa and green card.

ConsReally jerk ass in project management side which screwed up the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not offer alternative project management position for somebody who's already put on layoff list.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Typical software company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nokia Solutions and Networks

ProsLots of opportunities to learn new things and work on cutting edge products.
Wide salary ranges per position.

ConsPretty flat reporting structure, not that much opportunity for growth
Must know how to navigate in a corporate environment, or get lucky enough to get a good mentor
Wide salary ranges per postion

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work

Summer Trainee (Former Employee)
Arlington Heights, IL

I worked at Nokia Solutions and Networks as an intern for less than a year

ProsExcellent working environment with smart people around you; Arlington Heights is a nice town to live in; the package is satisfactory.

ConsThe internship program can be improved; everyone needs to bring their own lunch in this site since they have cut off the cafeteria...

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Great start for a fresher

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nokia Solutions and Networks

Proswork culture is very great

ConsChange of role is not offered

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to give more opportunity

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