Nokia Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri
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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. Nokia

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tampere (Finland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tampere (Finland)

    I have been working at Nokia (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome working place, great people and great culture

    Cons

    Nokia keeps killing projects every year

    Advice to Management

    Be brave and risk more


  2. International

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Tampere (Finland)
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Tampere (Finland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International environment. Fast phased and interesting projects. Lot of opportunities and good place to build your career. Bleeding edge technologies and methods in use.

    Cons

    Lot of organisation changes and lot of employee reductions. You never know when your project or organization will be ramped down.


  3. Nokia (now part of Microsoft) Engine Software Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engine Software in Tampere (Finland)
    Former Intern - Engine Software in Tampere (Finland)

    I worked at Nokia as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, chill working hours, very good support system; managers are very accessible and friendly and open to discuss just about anything.

    Cons

    Tasks can be mundane. I was there in the middle of the restructuring following Microsoft's acquisition, hence a lot of stuff were up in the air and the morale wasn't high.

    Advice to Management

    Needs clearer directions to the phone business and clearer roadmaps.


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  5. Rollercoaster, plenty of highs and lows

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Tampere (Finland)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Tampere (Finland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Early yeas were great. Lot of opportunities for personal growth. Great people, great teams. I don't think I could have done what I have done in any other company.

    Cons

    Company lost it's identity, lots of really bad leaders and people doing things just for sake of doing something without adding value.

    Advice to Management

    None at the moment. Seems to be much better now when leadership has been changed completely.


  6. Over ten years experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Tampere (Finland)
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Tampere (Finland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice new products always available.

    Cons

    Leaders didn't know how lead big orchestra

    Advice to Management

    Make flat organization


  7. Old habits die hard

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Tampere (Finland)
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Tampere (Finland)

    I worked at Nokia (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Fun to play with new toys before they get to market. Sodexho restaurants have more than one lunch food to choose. Garage has a roof.

    Cons

    Nobody wants to buy the toys that are put to the market. Sodexo food tastes not so good. The garage floors with a roof are always booked when I go to work.

    Advice to Management

    Mo' money...


  8. Nokia

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Tampere (Finland)
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Tampere (Finland)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    company feels responsible for employees (pre-Elop aera)
    Gerat place to work. Lot of possibilities
    Agile company. Willing to do changes

    Cons

    company went up and down for a long period of time
    Not enough focused
    Sometimes too slow, sometimes too radical (like betting on Windows only and killing all plan B's).

    Advice to Management

    Focus more; work closer with customers.
    More trust in capabilities
    Don't do such radical changes without a plan B.


  9. Best multimedia stack in the industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Tampere (Finland)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Tampere (Finland)

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

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

    Pros

    At the time, Nokia was at the helm of the smartphone era. Maemo (or meego) was the new flagship. Symbian was not doing too bad. Nokia till date has the best multimedia stack out there. Point and case is Pure-view, deep integration into Video and Voice calling, Nokia home network (UPnP based)

    Cons

    Not sticking to a platform. Symbian->Maemo->Meego->Windows...?


  10. senior User Experience Researcher

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Researcher in Tampere (Finland)
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Researcher in Tampere (Finland)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    creativity, team spirit, good atmosphere...

    Cons

    bad salaries, bad decisions making in upper managment, not young enought talented people,


  11. good for hardware band for long term projects

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Tampere (Finland)
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Tampere (Finland)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative products, good colleagues, international atmosphere

    Cons

    Heavy bureacracy, quick to fire people, constant re-organization



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