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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    it' a growing company with mixed thoughts

    Cons

    But not growing as much


  5. "Good amount to learn"

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    Former Intern - Finance
    Former Intern - Finance
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their finance team is usually open to bettering methods of doing things, and they're very flexible with if you'd like to work from home at times or even take days off when it's not busy.

    Cons

    At times some people will not take on their responsibilities and it'll get pushed off to someone else or whatever you need to get done will just take a very long time to get dealt with.

    Advice to Management

    Workers should be held to a higher standard for doing their job rather than passing it onto someone else.


  6. "Alcatel Lucent Nokia Naperville Illinois"

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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

    People, benefits, diversity, work environment

    Cons

    Company was sold to Nokia


  7. "Services Manager"

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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

    Great benefits
    Good salary
    Great diversity
    Proper training
    Good overall

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted
    Favoritism
    Reduction in force is a never ending thing

  8. "Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Innovative technology company with global reach

    Cons

    There was too much reorganization


  9. "The company's better days have passed."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent as a contractor

    Pros

    Freedom to do my job. They have some very high quality, talented employees.

    Cons

    A cover your "rear" culture.


  10. "Never fully integrated"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Numerous years of no raises or bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Make the Nokia transition better


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