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  1. "Amazing place to work and have fun too"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Quality Assurance Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Quality Assurance Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learnt a lot. Good work life balance

    Cons

    cant think of any cons


  2. "Internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer- Summer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Developer- Summer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Work was well defined.
    2. Teammates were very helpful.

    Cons

    1. Restricted interaction between various teams.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "SWQA Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible timings
    Health insurance benefits
    22 PTOs

    Cons

    Less recognition, work pressure
    office bureaucracy, stress


  4. "Great technical team, limited career opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ALU IP Division had some great success based on technical innovation.

    Cons

    Lacking in terms of marketing and business sense. Limited career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more experiments, take more risks with new areas.


  5. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work and technology, fun

    Cons

    Limited scope to grow and experiment


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Okay company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Decent people to work with. You get to work on exciting technology. Get to learn a lot of things if you're in a right group. I happened to be in such and was pleased with my overall work.

    Cons

    Being a large company it is a bit slow moving hence always lagged behind the competition. You can easily get stagnant in terms of career if you stick around for too long.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on areas of strong growth and let go of older and less relevant technology. Sometimes need to treat people with respect. Some elements in the management are down right rude.


  7. "World class technology, serious product development"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Serious product development...no talks..just build it and sell.
    2. World class product quality.
    3. Very committed, passionate and work class team.
    4. Very strong management, leadership.

    Cons

    This is not a place for people who talks big and delivers nothing. Such people won't last longer. Essentially, I don't see any cons for serious product designers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "good company"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Good job opportunity , good compensation , work life balance

    Cons

    Loss making , many divisions are not making profit


  9. "Challenging work environment with freedom"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work
    Good team
    Freedom to do the work in your own way
    no micromanagement
    flexible hours
    involvement in technical discussions right from start.

    Cons

    compensation - pretty low compared to industry and market condition
    no review process - I dont know whats the review process but gets some increment/bonus, absolutely no idea about the parameters
    no growth - will be on the same position for a decade or more.
    no documentation.- I think the company is green where they dont want any evidence.
    Promotion, salary increment, bonus will be orally told, no emails or letters.
    Even you cant find any change in title or anything in org chart. only you will get pay check different.
    direct manager has no say. its all on those couple of folks on top.
    No ethics or professionalism in management

    Advice to Management

    Have some process in place for everything.
    Increase the pay. I believe these guys deserve more than average.


  10. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team here promotes independent thinking and there is very little hierarchy. AN engineer pretty much owns his software features with very little micro management

    Cons

    I have yet to discover


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