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Nokia Reviews in White Plains, NY

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
1,426 Reviews
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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.  

    The best place to work for!

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    Current Employee - Software Architect in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Software Architect in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing company to work for. Great culture, great perks and mostly importantly amazing products! Great company to work for and offers innovation.

    Cons

    Some wrong decisions at a wrong time. It still has a lot of potential and could have been done a much better turn then what it took

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making org change so often.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Treats its employees extremely well, at some cost

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    Former Employee - Director in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Director in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    - Great salary / benefits esp holiday/vacation
    - "Very Human" company, really cares about employees, particularly those in RIF situations
    - Employees empowered / autonomous in their respective areas

    Cons

    - Too lenient and at times ambivalent toward poor performance at all levels
    - Employee programs almost too generous, particularly in tough times
    - Classic hubris among management / employees in 2007+ timeframe as the previous market leader, until too late

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep tightening in all areas, stay the course with current "least bad" smartphone strategy. More top-down execution / prioritization directives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Big ideas, but an uncertain future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in White Plains, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about their jobs and the work that they do. You will meet bright, hard-working people who understand the very best of today's mobile technologies. And, they make some of the best phones you will ever use.

    Cons

    I loved my time at Nokia - about 4 years. But today, the future of the company - especially in N. America - is very uncertain. If they start to get optimal carrier support for their new Windows-based smartphones, then maybe they can turn things around - but there are a lot of risks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that all efforts are placed in making the N. American marketplace a real success again - get in with the carriers, and advertise like mad. Please.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be a great company to work for, now some units are still great and some not so much.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in White Plains, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, good opportunities for international assignments, fast paced environment. Mostly small teams and organizations.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, a lot of conference calls that are in the middle of the night. decisions take forever, mgmt not held accountable for their decisions, intense pressure to deliver with very little time and resources. Good ideas can be dismissed if they don't fit current "emergency". Your job security is not based on how good you are but what you happen to be doing or the team you happen to be in. Top performers get laid off regularly, while lower performing people get to keep their jobs just because they were in a "safe" unit. Everybody wants to have a say on everything but no one wants to have the responsibility / accountability for the decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    credibility and trust are an issue when strategic directions changes all the time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great products, great people, great experience.

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Nokia

    Pros

    the work is fun and challenging, the people are fantastic, you will learn something new every day

    Cons

    lots of redundant positions across marketing and product marketing. still lots of management red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some windows 8 tablets to market right away with AT&T and Verizon

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Once great place to work is now somewhat of a sinking ship.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    When Nokia was truly a Finnish company the transparency, innovation and fun was high. Very little hierarchy and people could be assured that their ideas mattered.

    Cons

    Paranoia, self-delusion, and desperation…that is the current mood. Though there are still some very good people in the company but many have left. Senior management is often Microsoft castoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good life work balance, Not challanging.

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    Current Employee - Digital Product Marketing Manager in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Product Marketing Manager in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    Good life work balance
    Fair salaries

    Cons

    Communication among and within departments
    No real leadership or one coherent strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nokia, not what it once was

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    Global reach, large still somewhat positive brand recognition OUTSIDE of the US.

    Cons

    Prior to the current CEO, the modus operandi was, "when in doubt, reorganize". There were 6 or 7 major reorganizations within the 5 years I've been at Nokia. Now, they're brining in outside talent who, despite the company laying off literally thousands worldwide, are hiring from outside for jobs that could have been easily handled by internal employees. They are admittedly extremely generous in the current round of layoff packages, but the new leadership team are spotty in terms of expertise relevant to their current executive roles. And they have a global company transfer policy of moving just your stuff with no regard to cost of living increases, return policies, housing and child education support...just moving you and your stuff like a pawn on a chessboard. Great, talented staffers are at times refusing to move for the company these days given the constant (and I mean at least over the last two years and continuing) turmoil and bad company financial results. Morale low too. Think twice about joining, and if there, refurbish your LinkedIn and CV materials and start networking broadly outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire execs with prior experience in the role they are slotted into. Keep top talent, not favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nokia, a great place - see you again in five years...!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    Good work-life balance (depending on the team and position) and relatively decent pay, flexible work hour, promotion of individual leadership, opportunity to move within the organization, free speech with people in any level

    Cons

    Uneven quality of work among employees, too much promotion of individual leadership without clear and aligned goal setting (leading to wasted effort), random and seemingly unfair promotion of the people who are putting great effort in networking instead of working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please maintain Nokia's great culture. transparent communication. Promote Finnish work ethic across the globe. Leadership of people in every level is important but let them know clearly what contribution they have to make - otherwise people will waste their effort (as they have been). Finally, pls do do not screw up. I still have Nokia stocks. All the best!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company but due to poor management and lack of vision, constantly deteriorating.

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    Current Employee - Development Manager in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Development Manager in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Nokia

    Pros

    Still enjoys a huge mind and market share, and therefore opportunities ahead provided the management shows superior vision and execution strength.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic, risk averse, and lack of accountability culture in an industry which is highly organized, constantly innovating and trying new things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change doesn't mean taking a 180 degree turn but to recognize previous strength areas and preserve and nourish those, while changing towards agile model

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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