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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Rajeev Suri
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  1. "Quality Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    very good company in telecommunication field

    Cons

    not taking care about small projects and high quotation value

    Advice to Management

    very good management and professional work in ALU Qatar


  2. "Acquired by Nokia- heading downhill"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flex time and work life balance is good if you can get it.

    Cons

    Rolling layoffs, arrogant senior management, deteriorating customer relationships. Focus on form but no substance.

    Advice to Management

    Kick out Rajeev Suri the man does not know how to keep customers nor employee talent.

  3. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    need money because I retired too long

    Cons

    Company was closed on 2005. Company moving out of Oklahoma

    Advice to Management

    working hard


  4. "Former Employee Perspective"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    We had some highly talented people and the benefits were incredible. The company is no longer around...purchased by Nokia.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations by upper management who didn't fully understand the capabilities of their teams despite pushing back. It really impacted morale.


  5. "fun place"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Manchester, NH

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    a very fun place to work

    Cons

    very little to complain about

    Advice to Management

    keep going, keep doin it


  6. "Treated poorly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management was purely focused on numbers to the detriment of customers and employees


  7. "Software Quality Assurance"

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

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Learned white box and black box testing and automation.

    Cons

    No major cons found while working for this company

  8. "Great technology, rough market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Amazing innovations drawing from research. Scale to implement complex solutions for large service providers. Highly effective cross-border and cross organizations teams

    Cons

    Continuous reorganization to size organization to compete effectively leads to disruptions.

    Advice to Management

    Execute restructuring as quickly as possible. Focus efforts on developing and marketing innovations. Make risk bets and properly fund the whole ecosystem to enable a potential success path.


  9. "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


  10. "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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