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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "ALU / Nokia"

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    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. "It's dying"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Holmdel, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Holmdel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, location and colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of direction, loss of pretige and lack of innovation

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring and promoting bros and sisters

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Great job, benefits, flexible hours, peers were some of the best engineers around.

    Cons

    When Alcatel merged with DSC there were many layoffs and those left were required to do the work of way too many people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more quality people


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good till it was gone"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Murray Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, working from home was great.

    Cons

    Upper Management expectations were completely unrealistic, 22 hour work days were still not enough, over the top dedication was met with scorn. But it's to be expected in such a large company where even Management two levels up couldn't remember employee names.

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy on your staff, they're doing the best they can.


  5. "Comfortable Working Enrionments"

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    Current Employee - In-building DAS Solution Engineer
    Current Employee - In-building DAS Solution Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work at home, nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of team build, and training.


  6. "software QA intern"

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    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    more of scripting and friendly team leader and co-workers. scope to learn lot knowledge

    Cons

    nothing much. more of pros and nothing to learn it was good experience and happy to work


  7. "Very Flexible Work Enviorment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. Great benefits. Can't be beat in those areas

    Cons

    Work life balance can be very lopsided

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting Manager/Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    There were opportunities for advancement and lateral moves.

    Cons

    Job uncertainty, layoffs and lack of raises


  9. "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.


  10. "Field Service Engineer II"

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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.


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