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Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "ALU / Nokia"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Force Installation in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Force Installation in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair Pay, and benefits, training opportunities,

    Cons

    management uninterested in employee skills,


  2. "Sr. Global program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Global Program Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Global Program Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Utilized my expertise, full autonomy and great people

    Cons

    The market opportunity dried up.


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    "Distinguished Member of Technical Staff"

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    Current Employee - Network Planning Design and Optimization Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Network Planning Design and Optimization Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great colleagues. Great collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Lot of pressure at working level people due to constant mergers and constant reduction in work force

    Advice to Management

    I wish them the best. Make the right decision to turn around the company for its survival even if it means some loss at any levels including management levels


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  5. "Field Service Engineer II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Field Engineer II in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer II in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Great job, I got to travel extensively and visit most of the Central Offices and others of all the Telco providers. I worked out of the Richardson office in the 90s.The folks there would bend over backwards to help you. The insurance was great, there was a pharmacy on campus, and a class A cafeteria.

    Cons

    The problems started when Alcatel merged with DSC. Many employees were let go, and I had hep c (which I didn't know at the time) which caused my work to degrade. I was let go without being able to get treatment for it.

    Advice to Management

    Most of them have either retired or left, but I would say that they should be more pro-active with their employees. Also, I had three bosses, each were telling me what to do.


  6. "good company to work but salary are not the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment, People, International Carrier

    Cons

    Salary, Carrier plan, work / life balance

    Advice to Management

    Need to have more competitive salaries


  7. "Controller / Finance & Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Calabasas, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people and colleague, Good product and very convenient close to my residence. Have a very loyal and dedicated team and recently the company was sold and acquired by a Venture Capital in China.

    Cons

    Because of Economy and even Branding of our product affected in all aspect of growth including the road map and such. The amount of capitalization and investment in R&D and even the ERP was reduced substantially.

    Advice to Management

    Fewer layers of management and to study further the "pricing strategy" and also market sector ... can not be excellent player in all front levels and fewer regions. currently operating in many countries.


  8. "SCST"

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    Former Employee - scst in New Providence, Union, NJ
    Former Employee - scst in New Providence, Union, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for the company and liked the many areas I was able to work in with in the company as well as while I was contracted out to Divisions of the company and external customers of the company...I repaired desk tops lap tops installed lan\wan and trouble shoot them for us internally as well for our external customers and the Govt. with my clearances.

    Cons

    Really It was a Large company and I was able to work with practically all the facilities with in the country as a non management personnel and then in a management position as well.

    Saying all that IT had it's moments of ups and downs. But that goes along the territory on the job I had but overall I enjoyed the diversity of it all including diversity of personnel.

    Advice to Management

    With all the changes that came down the road if management would keep an open dialog with their Employees and focus on controlling their organizations witch I felt that they not all but some thought themselves to be a separate company Especially from main Corporate Rules of the company. This is my own opinion as I saw it .


  9. "Telecom Engineer with Selenium Testing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Contractor - Technical Specialist in New Providence, NJ
    Current Contractor - Technical Specialist in New Providence, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good Place to Work and Flexible

    Cons

    Need to be flexible and any point of time, in terms of time. What ever role is!


  10. "Global Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Professional Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Professional Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading edge technology and leaders of telecommunication

    Cons

    Re Org and cloud base

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving fireard


  11. "Great people at ALU"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun technical work; great people to work with

    Cons

    no clear direction; often feel like spinning wheels

    Advice to Management

    work with people with vision and support them.


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