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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "Great benefits, work environment"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working here, is convenient to where I lived and the work environment was good most of the time. If you put in an honest day's work, you will get what you need from this company.

    Cons

    If you feel there are cons, you should find somewhere else to work.

    Advice to Management

    more flexibility in work schedule


  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. "Power engineer"

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    Former Employee - Sustainable Power Engineer for Telecommunications in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sustainable Power Engineer for Telecommunications in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is flexible if you have to take care of personal issues and will allow you to make up those hours

    Cons

    Lack of career growth. This maybe due to the fact that the Telecommunications industry is shrinking. Management has to figure out how to keep the jobs challenging

    Advice to Management

    Provide a viable career path


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    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Good benefits
    Some great technical knowledge within the MTS ranks

    Cons

    The company is truly run out of Europe (same since Nokia bought it). The US divisions generally pulled in great margins, but it always seemed easier to cut cost (people) from the US to meet global numbers.
    Lack of strategic vision.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want the company to do well, then invest in it. Constantly chasing numbers in a shrinking market is a recipe for failure


  5. "Great work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Lot to learn if you are on one of the teams working in LTE.

    Cons

    Not much to explore if you are one of the teams in WCDMA or EDGE


  6. "Management Competency - Technical vs Financial"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    1. Great Work environment
    2. Good Technical challenges
    3. Employer friendly

    Cons

    1. Management could not sustain financial viability of this great innovative company.
    2. Not good at trimming the Capex/Opex expenditure in line with revenues.

    Advice to Management

    1. Make sure that priorities are right and in line with the market trends
    2. Invest in future
    3. Don'e get blindsided by past laurels/innovations/patents etc.


  7. "Director of Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Highly technical. Great people. Good salaries.

    Cons

    Lacks strategy and vision. Women often prohibited from management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Promote women

  8. "Business development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, decent work environment

    Cons

    Business in downward spiral, lacking clarity on future


  9. "Communications Services Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Union, laid back, time off

    Cons

    No job stability and greedy company

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Member of Technical Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoyed doing what I was assigned.

    Cons

    I was working remote and mostly by myself.


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