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Alcatel-Lucent Canada Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  1. "Quality control technicien"

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    Former Contractor - Quality Control Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Quality Control Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    To satisfy client is the key!

    Cons

    Long hours of work 16 hours sometimes!


  2. "rf engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    best team environment in the company

    Cons

    not that evolved back home

    Advice to Management

    want to get more work life balance.

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay considering what the job is

    Cons

    long hours and hard to maintain social life

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "relaxed work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Global Product Support Engineer in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Global Product Support Engineer in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent (Less than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed work environment
    nice 20 days of vacation plus 2 floating days
    good Group RSP plan (i put up to 10% of gross salary and company matches 5%)

    Cons

    no real growth
    bonus are not happening every year
    salray increse are so small if it happens


  5. "Good Employer, But Not Loyal"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work.
    Multi-National teamwork
    Good benefits
    HR and other systems easy to use
    Freedom within business units to tailor process to meet needs

    Cons

    Low standardization on tools/process
    Not much opportunity to leverage latest software technologies to stay current with skills
    Not much opportunity for training
    Company is not loyal to employees. There is too much bean-counting and tendency to outsource to lowest bidder

    Advice to Management

    There is no such thing as a portable engineer. You need to value long-term knowledge and experience instead of focusing on where you can pay engineers the least.


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pros
    -Great support,
    -Great education
    -Comfortable environment
    -Diverse team of employees

    Cons

    Not really any cons that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that I can think of to say, just a nice company and I hope it continues to be that way.


  7. "sales engineer"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gain amazing Customer service experience,
    great pay for the work you do
    great environment and people
    awesome management!

    Cons

    you have to change locations to go from part time to full time or wait for someone to leave

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career development more.

  8. "Great Coop Program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kanata, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great program in place for co-op students, had re-location allowance and ability to work from home 2x a week, many co-op students took additional part time or contract work

    Cons

    Due to ability to work at home, depending on the team preference sometimes office environment was not too dynamic


  9. "Great experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern

    Pros

    Great career opportunitoes, Work/Life Balance, Good Compensation

    Cons

    Lots of changes in management because of acquisition by Nokia


  10. "Working at as Coop"

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    Former Intern - Customer Applications Engineer Specialist in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Customer Applications Engineer Specialist in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, flexible hours, friendly people, learn a lot and can ask anyone for help

    Cons

    can be called in late (Customer application department)


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