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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  1. "No growth opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  2. "Global Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  3. "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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  5. "Project support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taylorsville, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taylorsville, UT

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good environment and nice supervisors

    Cons

    no cons for me


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    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional environment, Global business, Opportunities to grow career in different technologies. Strong commitment to diversity and cultural awareness. Training opportunities.

    Cons

    When I was there, I experienced continual financial pressure to increase earnings, amidst layoffs and cost cutting. A difficult environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the long term growth and not on quarterly stock results. Re-invest in Research and Development, and take risks to position company for long range success.


  7. "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oak Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oak Park, CA

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible work hours .
    nice people to work with.
    good products and challenging work.
    good benefits like paid vacation,401k

    Cons

    not find any cons but felt like every thing has to be driven by employee and this approach will be difficult when you have dependencies in deliverables.

    Advice to Management

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  8. "Good experience, Company seems headed in the wrong direction"

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

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work flexibility, Nice office, Clear communication from management

    Cons

    Currently going through layoffs and heavy restructuring


  9. "Customer Technical Advocate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carol Stream, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customers are demanding, but reasonable. Peers are helpful, respectful, hard working, and professional. Management was respectful and shared company business status. Teams were dedicated to overall success. They expect staff to continually improve so there are opportunities for growth and learning.

    Cons

    The company was always struggling financially so compensation suffered as a result. Also there were some downsizing, but mostly in other areas of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to better manage the business to improve profitability for the long term. The company has a lot of talent, but needs to ensure its focused on profitable businesses. Also the top executives need to find a way to encourage more cooperation and teamwork between the various business units.


  10. "Great Company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motivating Environment, Great technology stack, GYM inside the building, free lunch on Wednesdays.

    Cons

    Not much. I didn't found much cons.

    Advice to Management

    Great company to work with.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    education system, ability to change careers, high tech, great customers

    Cons

    weak executive team, lot's of questionable contracts with conflicts of interest,



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