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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "Awakened Gaint in the process of Transformation"

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    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New visionary CEO, strong legacy and technological competency, ethical and family friendly, very good benefits package, decent salary and vacations, telecommuting friendly, willing to give you responsibility if you assert

    Cons

    A bit political/beaucratic at times,
    weak middle management

    Advice to Management

    Get a core focus
    Remove non-innovative/politically minded middle managers
    reward merit and innovative thinkers
    segment company into small chunks for better P&L management


  2. "Work there if you can."

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    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The management actually behaves as though they care about their employees. Co-workers are hired not only on their technical ability, but on their personality. The teams I worked on there were outstanding.

    Cons

    My particular skillset fell outside of Reachview's core business, and so was marginalized somewhat.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of the interrelationships of the elements that make up your core business.

  3. "At one time was the best company to work for and will never see another like it."

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good communication and knowledge sharing
    Interesting Technology
    Good benefits
    Great people
    People were proud and had pride working here

    Cons

    This company is basically just threading water now . This once great company is seeing its last days.

    Advice to Management

    Survive


  4. "Experience it for yourself."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    May be a great place to work for the right candidate

    Cons

    May not be the best place to work for the wrong candidate.


  5. "Exposure to many cutting edge technology"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyday is a learning growing experience

    Cons

    Sometimes its difficult to integrate with all the disparate groups/teams

    Advice to Management

    provide a financial incentive for disparate sales teams to work together. Some teams are very guarded with their accounts (and rightfully so) but I financial incentive may break down the walls.


  6. "AL"

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    Former Employee - Business Solutions Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Business Solutions Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technology

    Cons

    quite a few internal competing products between Alcatel and Lucent

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. "Good place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to learn and grow while working on latest telecommunications and networking technologies.

    Cons

    Shrinking profit margins makes it a tough business to be in.

    Advice to Management

    Explore other businesses such as software consultancy services because the company has some of the best software development talent in world.

  8. "It's Telecom"

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    Former Employee - Customer Satisfaction in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Satisfaction in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting products and services

    Cons

    no career opportunities within upper management

    Advice to Management

    process improvement is key to customer satisfaction


  9. "Career flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Account Director in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of different opportunities within the same corporation.

    Cons

    Due to financial situation, there's not a clear direction of where the company is headed long-term.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Ops Manager
    Current Employee - Ops Manager

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

    Pros

    ALU is a good company

    Cons

    ALU is not a SW company so it is not so good place for SW eng.


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