Nokia Reviews

Updated July 29, 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. Great team, but constant change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great team with real passion for innovation and achieving results Relaxed working environment and mutual respect on the whole.

    Cons

    Frequent changes and lack of direction constrain what can actually be achieved Professional development opportunities are somewhat lacking

    Advice to Management

    Focus on real and meaningful professional development targets for employees to give them a sense of career progression and personal growth.


  2. Great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Nokia

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for Nokia for over 10 years. The company had a very people orientated attitude and that was reflected in the positive spirit of the people who worked there. There was a work hard-play-hard attitude in the team I worked for and there was always respect for work/life balance, but goals had to be achieved.

    Cons

    The previous senior management team made a serious number of errors, which lead to final exit of the company from mobile device manufacturing. Hopefully under the new leadership the company will find its Mojo again as the ethos company and what the brand stands for are very positive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the original essence of the company, but make sure that all the R&D is quickly turned into Go-To-Market plans that are always solid and executed at a fast pace - time waits for no one.


  3. Was good, but now time to go

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing level of trust in employees to bring their talenta and skills to deliver value for the company

    Cons

    Too frequent reorganizations in different functions disrupt productivity and focus; employees try to hang on to jobs rather than doing a good job at what they do.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on a strategy, build the right organizational structure to support it, and stick to it for at least 1.5yrs.


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  5. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

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

    Pros

    Lots of travel, huge company with lots of opportunities, and diverse range of people to meet

    Cons

    Limited open view from the senior management team

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the ideas of staff more


  6. Service Operational Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Voice Product Manager in Huntingdon, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - IT Voice Product Manager in Huntingdon, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nokia as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    very good environment, people willing to help for your career success.

    Cons

    Similar Jobs remain difficult to be found outside of Nokia.


  7. Good company moving in the right direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Programmer Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Programmer Manager in Bristol, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Company had a very large range of products coming from the merger of three separate companies. This meant that they were able to offer huge options to clients. With a large number of staff were able to cater for differing product requirements.

    Cons

    With a large product range, integration was often an issue. Was however being improved. Slow rationalization of processes from the two main merger companies meant that there were often conflicts between the way things were done in one part of the organisation and another. E.G. UK and US.

    Advice to Management

    Rationalization of the business processes and product ranges would bring immediate savings and benefits, provided these are done taking a holistic view towards integration not only of the products but of the different parts of the organization.


  8. Merger nightmare

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Nokia (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Nokia had nice people across most of the business who were trying hard to get through. At the time it was one of the biggest technology companies to work for. Could set up a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Silos everywhere Over focus on getting "bonus" - to the point of negatively impacting hundreds of people in their ability to do simple tasks just to get a senior manager their bonus (the change was then fixed over the next six months - because like who cares about build times for developers!) Reorganisation Hell - 8 reorgs in 4 years - you reach the "if I sit and do as little as possible it'll change soon" state "Bonus" expectations set so low that you could only fail if asked to limbo under them - doing minimum work for 3 months and still scored "outstanding"?!?

    Advice to Management

    It's been said before Fix silos Resolve Bonus culture Develop a clear strategy (and stick to it)


  9. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Nokia

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

    Pros

    Good culture, Very entrepreneurial, Good Salary, flexibility to work from home,

    Cons

    Due to head quarter in Helsinki, lot of travel involved

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Just focus on the employees and their career.


  10. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

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

    Pros

    Great People, innovative, and respectful. Empowere their employees and respects experience and application. Good Carrer path with ability to work in other locations in the world.

    Cons

    50% travel, frequent reorganisations,

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  11. Started out initially as an amazing company but changed culture over the years.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Farnborough, London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Farnborough, London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities for personal development and training were excellent

    Cons

    Not the best payers and redundancies

    Advice to Management

    Value your workforce and invest in the like you use to



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