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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  1. "Member Of Technical Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Great people, pay & benefits. Very nice working facilities. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Hardware jobs moving to other countries.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, diverse global colleagues.

    Cons

    US operations provide highest revenue and margins, but easiest to cut in comparison to job protections in other countries creates a challenge to overall profitability.

  3. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    great people and teamwork lead to great success

    Cons

    I wish the project had not ended.


  4. "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


  5. "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    new work locations
    good pay
    good benefits

    Cons

    management takes advantage of those who excel
    too much traveling
    working odd shifts with little to no notice


  6. "ALU to ALE. New Name, New Owner, still going down"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, relax environment, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Management is in disarray. No career opportunities. Senior management is a mess. Many layoffs in 2016. Some dept/sections has more management than rank & files.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy while you can. When the hammer of Jack Chen comes down, it will be quick. For what its worth, Cisco earnings was down by 7% because of SDN. You's too late also with SDN as most of the skilled engineers are gone. What happened to the server world is happening to the networking world and you are not ready for it.


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    "It was a long ride"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were team focused and high quality oriented. Enthusiastic with goals and customer satisfaction. The workforce in the field and in management were above average and truly dedicated. I loved working with all the people involved. We moved mountains in the name of quality and customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Beware of company buyouts. Across the company headcount reductions is never a good thing when it comes to the employees. I lasted through about 14 yrs of this but the 2nd buyout finally got me in Jan 2016 when Nokia bought the company.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and competitive benefits.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be, that is for sure"

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the greatest minds I have ever met worked here

    Cons

    Company mis-management has resulted in a constant stream of downsizing since 2001, to many of those greatest minds I ever worked with have been let go.


  10. "records clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, they were. Good to me & made at& t, lucent & alcatel my career!

    Cons

    I cant think of any


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