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Alcatel-Lucent Murray Hill Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  1. "Intern at Department of Reliability Engineering"

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    Former Intern - PhD Candidate in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Intern - PhD Candidate in Murray Hill, NJ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They are very open, friendly and professional. I had a very pleasant experience, and was able to accomplish concrete goals. They welcome new ideas and are willing to share their expertise.

    Cons

    It's a small team that does not seem to be growing.

    Advice to Management

    Better market the department inside the company.


  2. "bad culture"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice coworkers. relaxed environment. good location. decent compensation

    Cons

    poorly run, bad top management. Losing market share

    Advice to Management

    change the board please

  3. "records clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, they were. Good to me & made at& t, lucent & alcatel my career!

    Cons

    I cant think of any


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good till it was gone"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Murray Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, working from home was great.

    Cons

    Upper Management expectations were completely unrealistic, 22 hour work days were still not enough, over the top dedication was met with scorn. But it's to be expected in such a large company where even Management two levels up couldn't remember employee names.

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy on your staff, they're doing the best they can.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Distinguished Member of Technical Staff"

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    Current Employee - Network Planning Design and Optimization Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Network Planning Design and Optimization Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great colleagues. Great collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Lot of pressure at working level people due to constant mergers and constant reduction in work force

    Advice to Management

    I wish them the best. Make the right decision to turn around the company for its survival even if it means some loss at any levels including management levels


  6. "No growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to learn. good benifits

    Cons

    very slow and bureaucratic


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Longtime Employee"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had some really good opportunities to grow when it was newly formed back in 2006

    Cons

    After the merger of Alcatel with Lucent, career opportunities for IT department seemed to dissipate and now the company has merged once again to become Nokia.

    Advice to Management

    The Company needs a strategy for retaining intellectual capital including human capital (i.e., technical talent, SMEs) and intellectual property. Part of this strategy is organization excellence. "When people in a company are treated well (i.e., well trained; offered career growth opportunities), the people in that company will flourish and help to grow a thriving company and ultimately increase the company's bottom line.

  8. "Radio Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hard-working and dedicated colleagues
    A lot of autonomy to work on your primary project/role
    My manager was very good and easy to work with and communicate
    Office Gym (small additional membership cost)
    Well Maintained RF labs
    Typically expenses for equipment is not a problem, especially when acquiring ALU/Nokia equip (kind of a duh thing to say for a company's own equipment, but you'd be surprised of the logistics)

    Cons

    Major disconnect from upper management and no transparency of what management goals/targets are
    No pay raise for the last several years
    Colleagues are consistently in fear of losing their jobs due to merges, acquisitions, and general management decisions. In addition, there was this competition internally against coworkers in China stealing projects & job roles.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve communication with all subordinates and be clear and concise of the purpose for their decisions


  9. "Alcatel-Lucent Review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Wireless Telecommunication Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Wireless Telecommunication Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flex Time, Good Benefits. Tele Commute.

    Cons

    A lot of churn and lay offs/downsizing. Company too big and can't get out of it's own way.

    Advice to Management

    Let the mid level employees make business decisions as upper management is too far removed from reality of what is really going on.


  10. "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, no micro management. Always working in the latest technology

    Cons

    Many bad decision by management. Always outsourcing

    Advice to Management

    Stop sending so many jobs overseas.


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