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Nokia Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 9, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 88 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri

Rajeev Suri

(23 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent values within the company and good work /life balance can be achieved(in 207 reviews)

  • The people are very intelligent and friendly (for the most part); casual work environment(in 110 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes it's hard to drive results because to much politics is involved in decision-making(in 45 reviews)

  • There are so many re-orgs, basically one every 3 or 4 months(in 29 reviews)

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    Great company to work for, although suffered from poor leadership.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    ProsGreat values, culture, respect for the individual, etc. Very flexible working environment, as long as the required deliverables are met on time. Good compensation and other benefits. Plenty of opportunities to develop through training. Great teams & colleagues. A very pleasant working environment.

    ConsLack of promotional prospects, although better if you are based in Finland. Job grading scheme is a mess & does not necessarily reflect abilities. Younger 20's - 30's persons with minimal experience being promoted to senior manager roles too quickly, while some older persons with far, far greater experience are overlooked. Very poor strategy, leadership & a great deal of complacency by previous boards almost destroyed it & caused tens of thousands to lose their jobs. Should have risen to the challenge of Apple, but instead some egos got in the way!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Goodbye old friend

    Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsCulture, People, Improved products, Great Parties

    ConsDownsizing, Political nastiness, In-crowd, Partner disdain, Negative atmosphere

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Arrogant, Political, and Ignorant culture - Nokia still doesn't get it

    Senior Manager (Non-technical) (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsCompensation & Benefits.

    Training & Development.

    Developing more hardware, albeit late to market.

    ConsUnrealistic leadership expectations, ignorance of the market, especially in core functions e.g. leadership, marketing and finance.

    Highly political culture, predominantly one of management by fear. Still needs a good clear out of the arrogant and clueless old-guard leaders - some of whom seem to be un-flushable despite failures.

    Unhealthy culture of OS partner distain and inability to drive its' own future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen and act upon the market.

    Clear-out the political senior MLT members - hold failures to account, and reward successes fairly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Huge potential, poor execution.

    Senior Business Development Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat network building. Smart people. Great products and variety of work. Great to leave- ie they treat leaving employees better than current, as measured by their severance packages. Great for references and benefits. In the UK full car allowance plus fuel card!, Great offices, great locations. Great travel perks. Comp quite good.

    ConsSuper bureaucratic, 3 teams working on competing things to you, doesn't bode for effectively building a company. All the managers manage upwards, not downwards. In denial for so long about the market, led to losing ground and face.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bye bye Nokia

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRespect for work/life balance. Relatively good pay. Good redundancy packages.

    ConsExtremely internally focused. Bad business outlook. No career opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop re-orgining and keep your eye on what's happening in the market, be less internally focused.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    RF Engineer (Former Employee) Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    Pros- One of the best employee development programs
    - Management takes care of it's employees overall needs and updates on project milestones and industry happenings
    - Benefits are very good including free mobile phone and sim contract
    - Every effort is made to reach an overall consensus on any major project task or change

    ConsCannot really think of any but there is one thing, being such a large company there are were a lot of middle management layers not really needed. Also, you are more or less given one single specific part of an overall project through out the product life cycle thus sometimes reducing your visibility and overall skill set.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dynamic

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsHighly capable engineering workforce, both software and hardware. Highly valuable technology, had a great market share and lots of potential.

    ConsManagement incompetency, and a lack of ability to change direction and speed of innovation. Too many reorganisations had made the organisation numb to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the old wood

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, awesome to be on the front line of technology.

    Head of Department (Current Employee) Bristol, England (UK)

    ProsThe people in the organisation are great to work with, they are creative, focused, interested and above all they enjoy their work.

    The organisation is open and communicative, from top down they know that information is best shared and a lot of effort is made to ensure staff are included at all levels.

    ConsProduct leaks. A blight on the industry generally but there is nothing more disappointing than when something you have been working on is leaked early. It's like reading the last page of a book before you've started it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing, having open communication and dialogue with the organisation, being collaborative with decision making and showing your passion in the product and the industry.

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

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    A hell of exoerience

    Global Strategy (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat culture in the past

    ConsToo much flexibility that lead to building empires instead of doing business

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire Elop

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good job, good people, senior management out for themselves with no care in the world for others.

    Desktop/Laptop Second Tier Support (Former Employee) Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    ProsGood location, restaurant and deli's on-site albeit overpriced for what was produced. Nice people and a fun place to work, but then they moved to Paddington.

    ConsMis-management and everyone thinking of themselves in the long term and not really the company. This is a shame as the company is well worth saving ... Will Microsoft just pick the bones bare?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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