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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Long slow decline!"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hillsborough, NJ
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hillsborough, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, and locations.

    Cons

    All US jobs at risk with Nokia takeover.
    A long way down from old Bell Labs/Bell System/ATT origin

    Advice to Management

    Decide now whats in and whats out and execute!


  2. "ALU Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    The Company has Global Footprint & extensive portfolio

    Cons

    The company is financially very strapped

    Advice to Management

    Need to consolidate, re-organize, and resructure

  3. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good projects running with reasonable autonomy and expectations.

    Cons

    Contractors are disposable and they don't give a lot of warning either way about contract extensions.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very good experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ALU team was great. Good hands-on experience. Very good work environment. Work on New technologies and products. Great peers to work with.

    Cons

    Despite having good products, company performance was always below par. Management doesn't concentrate on employees long-term and short-term career plans.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - scst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - scst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work hours and competitive pay. Lots of room for growth and development.

    Cons

    Their latest shift plan and the transfer of Technicians to their prime vendor was a disaster.


  6. "Good learning experience. Good team."

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Middletown, NJ

    Pros

    ALU team was great. Good hands-on and Field experience. Customer-facing role. Work on New technologies and products. Management encourages industry certifications.

    Cons

    Despite having good products, company performance was always below par. Management doesn't concentrate on employees long-term and short-term career plans.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ripon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ripon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, large stable company with a solid product line.

    Cons

    Bought out by Nokia, so not sure where it will be long-term.

  8. "Good times gone"

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

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

    Pros

    The fellowship amongst long-time employees is superb; there was always a feeling of family and teamwork. It was possible to working relationships that transcended the workplace.

    Cons

    Management was often directionless and stuck in the traditions of the past. Innovation lagged severely not just in business process but also in the ability to move forward on new technologies rather than just sit on them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees at the lowest levels to get a real idea of where the company stands in the world. Dump the bean counters and overly developed management levels.


  9. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work with great work life balance.

    Cons

    Need to invest in new technology. They really need to patent things if they invent things.

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  10. "Technical Project Manager, Technical Manager, Memeber Technical Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Sad to say, have nothing great to say about the company. There was a time probably it was the best place to be and I would not trade it for anything else. Good old Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies culture and environment is gone.

    Cons

    Nokia takeover is resulting in displacement of products and people with the new company positioning it's products with the US customers. Therefore, would not recommend till the time the dust settles.

    Advice to Management

    None


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