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Nokia Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
100 Reviews
3.6
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 260 reviews)

  • Great work environment with very bright and talented colleagues (in 119 reviews)


Cons
  • Slow decision making, when something goes wrong noone takes the responsilbity (in 52 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch unless you have a supervisor or line manager title (in 35 reviews)

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  1.  

    Big Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    Industry leader, learning is good and abiding by great values

    Cons

    Slow decision making as all big companies compared to startups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Avoid at all costs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    none really except used to be some good engineers

    Cons

    dying slowly, poor leadership avoid at all costs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture and very nice colleagures

    Cons

    Wrong direction by Ex-CEO in the previous

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Place to work

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

    I worked at Nokia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative place with great people and small attitude which you can really flourish and develop.

    Cons

    Changes in senior management who had poor judgements and slowly destroyed the culture and fabric of the place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good company

    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    All are well respected and treated equally

    Cons

    Some folks are laid back and culture of taking months off without any substitute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    World is moving faster than you think

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Exciting rollacoaster ride

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    Innovative, people centric and market leader when I was there

    Cons

    Suburb at times and not open to pursue innovative ideas into reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less risk adverse, accept diversity

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    awesome company to work for. Recomended.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Nice salary.
    Depending the country, medium to high benefits like parking, doctor, massages in the office, food card, free snacks and drinks, work from home...
    Company values are perfect.
    Work life balance is real, many companies should learn.

    Cons

    Difficult to move to different country. If you want to change your job to other country it´s really difficult.
    Internal movements are possible but you have to know someone in other country to make it easier.
    Depending on the job position, you will be overloaded of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nokia Symbian

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Architect in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Architect in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good package, work from home

    Cons

    Difficult environment with people not trusting new comers at all, especially on Finnish side.
    Useless politics that swamped the company and later sank it.
    Change of CTO was a joke. CEO was (in the end confirmed) a Microsoft Trojan horse.

    They created and destroyed Symbian in a matter of a few years.

    It was obvious, with evidence by top senior management, that they worked against Symbian for some years.
    They shoot on their feet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    educational

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    travel the world, supported by team, opportunity to learn tech.

    Cons

    silo culture
    slow to embrace change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop employees via training to expand knowledge base

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people-wise, poor commercial decisions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great bunch of talented but genuinely nice people, mutually supportive and understanding of work life balance. Great technology - until overtaken by slicker rivals.

    Cons

    Gradual loss of faith in overall company strategy which stated with complacency in mid 00's and culminated in Nokia losing number 1 position and starting to sink quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and allow in someone who knows what to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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