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  1. "SCST"

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    Former Employee - scst in New Providence, Union, NJ
    Former Employee - scst in New Providence, Union, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for the company and liked the many areas I was able to work in with in the company as well as while I was contracted out to Divisions of the company and external customers of the company...I repaired desk tops lap tops installed lan\wan and trouble shoot them for us internally as well for our external customers and the Govt. with my clearances.

    Cons

    Really It was a Large company and I was able to work with practically all the facilities with in the country as a non management personnel and then in a management position as well.

    Saying all that IT had it's moments of ups and downs. But that goes along the territory on the job I had but overall I enjoyed the diversity of it all including diversity of personnel.

    Advice to Management

    With all the changes that came down the road if management would keep an open dialog with their Employees and focus on controlling their organizations witch I felt that they not all but some thought themselves to be a separate company Especially from main Corporate Rules of the company. This is my own opinion as I saw it .


  2. "It's dying"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Holmdel, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Holmdel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, location and colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of direction, loss of pretige and lack of innovation

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring and promoting bros and sisters

  3. "Telecom Engineer with Selenium Testing"

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    Current Contractor - Technical Specialist in New Providence, NJ
    Current Contractor - Technical Specialist in New Providence, NJ

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Place to Work and Flexible

    Cons

    Need to be flexible and any point of time, in terms of time. What ever role is!


  4. "Long slow decline!"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hillsborough, NJ
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hillsborough, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, and locations.

    Cons

    All US jobs at risk with Nokia takeover.
    A long way down from old Bell Labs/Bell System/ATT origin

    Advice to Management

    Decide now whats in and whats out and execute!


  5. "Good learning experience. Good team."

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Middletown, NJ

    Pros

    ALU team was great. Good hands-on and Field experience. Customer-facing role. Work on New technologies and products. Management encourages industry certifications.

    Cons

    Despite having good products, company performance was always below par. Management doesn't concentrate on employees long-term and short-term career plans.


  6. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work with great work life balance.

    Cons

    Need to invest in new technology. They really need to patent things if they invent things.

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  7. "Senior Project Manager - NY Market Lead"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New Providence, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New Providence, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    diversity, culture, work from home flexibility, demand for telecommunications professionals

    Cons

    unbalanced workload, stress, long hours, not much room for advancement, compensation

    Advice to Management

    Work on holding employees accountable for their derliverables.

  8. "Great environment, unstable company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy to do your job. Virtual work environment. Some of the smartest, most highly educated people in the industry.

    Cons

    No pay increases for 5 years. 10+ years of on going layoffs. Difficult to get promoted. Too many people look out for themselves and not the good of the company


  9. "Cellular Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Cellular Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cellular Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, immediate supervisor, most of the people I work with are always welling to help.

    Cons

    Job stability. Nobody has received a raise in at least 4 years except upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Reward great work with a raise, even if it's just a small raise. Hopefully with the new Nokia there will be more stability.


  10. "No benefit"

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    Former Employee - Global Commodity Manager in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Global Commodity Manager in Summit, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company has resource for people want to learn

    Cons

    Too old, no mechanism to recruit new blood


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