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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  1. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    benefits time off nothing else

    Cons

    short breaks management no advancement


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    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Multinational environment, possibility to grow professionally

    Cons

    too many managers, not clear direction or strategy

  3. "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


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    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rich history from Bell Labs, good benefits.

    Cons

    after Alcatel Bought Lucent company lost its identity -now that Nokia has bought Alcatel-Lucent, I expect all traces of the once-great company are gone. NO rewards for loyalty or long years of distinguished work. I would not go there until after the Nokia buy-out is done -then your working for Nokia -ALU is finished, as is Lucent, and Bell Labs.

    Advice to Management

    Dont be so quick to lay off loyal, hardworking and SUCCESFUL people - especially when your new and don't even bother to meet the people your laying off face-to-face.


  5. "Solution Architect"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities to work at. Good balance of work and family. Working from home is acceptable. People are very diverse. Good place for women.

    Cons

    Too many older people, no new college hires. Shipping a lot of jobs overseas. Only US work is in providing product support.

    Advice to Management

    Each high ranking exec spends too much time worrying about their own area and not enough time working together for the benefit of the company,.


  6. "DMTS"

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    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, flex work, growing market and improving presence in new technologies

    Cons

    Legacy culture, Eutocentric work culture that can stifle risk taking, inept middle managemeny


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    "Member of Technical Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Flex time and virtual office

    Cons

    Don't care about it' employees, Horrible upper management

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    "Extreme Caution!"

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

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Based upon my experience, I cannot think of any.

    Cons

    Among the top of a long, long list: talentless management (esp. in USA), lack of goals or vision, too much favoritism, no career advancement, continued downhill spiral from Alcatel & Lucent merger years ago. Weak channel ecosystem and a unique lack of success in gaining market share.

    Advice to Management

    Hire talent from the outside and listen to their ideas, adopt and implement their strategy, and replace anyone who's been there over ten years.


  9. "ALU review"

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

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

    Pros

    state of the art design work

    Cons

    Not a lot of teamwork among management


  10. "Account Director"

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

    Pros

    Access to various internal Departments did exist.

    Cons

    Sales support was very weak. VARS, Channel Partners to assist in sales were often not available.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company.


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