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Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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


  2. "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


  3. Helpful (3)

    "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.


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  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


  7. "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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Individual Contributor"

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    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is Ok, benefits are getting more expensive

    Cons

    Management at ALU is substandard.

    Advice to Management

    None, hope for employees that Nokia will get ride of dead from the neck up management at ALU


  9. Helpful (2)

    "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    only if you are in France, otherwise no pros. of course if you know who to hobnob with then make yourself a nice fat check

    Cons

    Their HR needs to be fired first. Idiots run that business unit. Then they should move everyone to France for job security

    Advice to Management

    You did one good thing, sold yourself off to Nokia. Destruction is better than Apathy


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Charles Review of ALU"

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Howell, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Howell, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are some of the most brilliant people you may meet.

    Cons

    Company is still trying to re-define itself. So there is constant churn in structure, the business and therefore a lot of good and great people are always being asked to leave the company due to restructuring plans.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Very smart people zero career growth"

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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

    Pros

    amazingly experienced colleagues who are willing to share their knowledge. i owe my current position and knowledge to those few years at ALU.

    Cons

    bad management, no pay raise, bonus, nothing, absolutely nothing. no incentive for you to work there.

    Advice to Management

    not sure at this stage what will help, i think ALU is a lost cause.


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