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Alcatel-Lucent Kanata Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Kanata, ON (Canada)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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)


  4. "Low stress, low expectations"

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

    Pros

    There was no overwhelming pressure to get things done. The team and the manager would support you if something doesn't work out. Hours were flexible. New employees have a mentor for at least a year. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    There was the sense that no one was particularly interested in doing "great" work and that could be linked to the laid back feel of the place. If something goes wrong, your mentor and manager will be "on your side" but there weren't really resources or and intention to actually do better or fix things properly. The friendly atmosphere sometimes turns into a distraction and people are confused when you want to get back to work. Getting resources like HR and IT support is slow and clunky because they're off-site/out-sourced and their internal website has outdated or inconsistent information with broken links., half my coworkers didn't know what their benefits as employees were.

    Advice to Management

    Support employees who are eager to learn.


  5. "Amazing people at Alcatel-Lucent"

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal people I worked with with unparalleled brilliant minds.
    It was a true pleasure to spend time with them both at work and at play.

    Cons

    I got caught by a project going from R&D into production, and my contract ended a little sooner than expected.


  6. "Big Corporation, slow on process"

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    Former Intern - Software Designer in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Designer in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had great perks, free gym, everyone who worked there seem nice.

    Cons

    Mentorship program needs help, being in Kanata life was slow.


  7. "One of the best Co-op experience"

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    Former Intern - Tools Developer in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Tools Developer in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best learning opportunity. Working with state of the art technology with highly qualified professionals.

    Cons

    Office location in Kanata is a bit far from town.

    Advice to Management

    Interns should be paid according to their experiences in the field.

  8. "Test Engineer"

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    Current Intern - Test Engineer in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Test Engineer in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and good working enviornment

    Cons

    Managment is not supportive,In my case they always demotivate me

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees when they need it


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good/OK employer, outlook is always made to seem like doom and gloom to avoid promotions, raises and career development."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for more than 10 years. Peers are nice, the work environment is good and the job is fairly stable - if you work extra hard. Flexible work hours but you WILL need to bring your work home with you if you want to be home for supper. Some Great people left.

    Cons

    As a whole the company has been on a constant decline for over a decade now. Sustaining life through acquisition and mergers. Was awesome at the start but now there's not much to get excited about. Risky career development - choose wisely. Not as much opportunity to grow as one would think. Not agile, practice Kanban though. You do not necessarily get what you put in - long hours for a pat on the back. No salary increase in years and the incentive plan is rarely paid out. Great people make great companies .. we are down on the amount of great people left.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your people, use internal resources efficiently instead of hiring externally, reward ALL employees who help build the company, help set out clear career paths. SHARE THE WEALTH.


  10. "Nice people, good opportunities"

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    Former Intern - Student in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Student in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good workplace. Diverse teams, so you can move around. Good vacation compared to other companies. They have team outings too, which are a lot of fun if you have cool coworkers!

    Cons

    Allow Engineers to run with their own ideas and have more freedom ...

    Advice to Management

    Allow Engineers to run with their own ideas and have more freedom ...


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