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Alcatel-Lucent Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  1. "Radio Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hard-working and dedicated colleagues
    A lot of autonomy to work on your primary project/role
    My manager was very good and easy to work with and communicate
    Office Gym (small additional membership cost)
    Well Maintained RF labs
    Typically expenses for equipment is not a problem, especially when acquiring ALU/Nokia equip (kind of a duh thing to say for a company's own equipment, but you'd be surprised of the logistics)

    Cons

    Major disconnect from upper management and no transparency of what management goals/targets are
    No pay raise for the last several years
    Colleagues are consistently in fear of losing their jobs due to merges, acquisitions, and general management decisions. In addition, there was this competition internally against coworkers in China stealing projects & job roles.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve communication with all subordinates and be clear and concise of the purpose for their decisions


  2. "Valuation analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn, very friendly team

    Cons

    Can hire more interns; could have more younger crowd as employees


  3. "Life at ALU"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    One of the best things about working at ALU was the quality of your peers. It was my belief that I worked with some of the smartest people in the telecom industry. I really do miss that environment.

    Cons

    The hours demanded of you versus the compensation could be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Recognition for extra time worked would be helpful


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  5. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, professional people, good benefits, friendly environment, You would like the technology

    Cons

    Too far back East Left California

    Advice to Management

    Need new innovations


  6. "Alcatel-Lucent Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Wireless Telecommunication Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Wireless Telecommunication Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flex Time, Good Benefits. Tele Commute.

    Cons

    A lot of churn and lay offs/downsizing. Company too big and can't get out of it's own way.

    Advice to Management

    Let the mid level employees make business decisions as upper management is too far removed from reality of what is really going on.


  7. "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!


  8. "Senior Director"

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

    Pros

    Rich Bell Labs heritage and innovation history

    Cons

    Lost money for almost 10 years before Nokia acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Trim down money losing product lines


  9. "VP Professional Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work environment, get to work with smart people, top notch customers

    Cons

    Upper Management , CEO and 2 layers down is incpompetent leading to the 15 year downfall


  10. "ALU Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  11. "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.



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