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Updated May 5, 2017
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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - big company, with lots of departments, type of jobs, technologies, etc. You can change the job internally like you change to a total different company.
    - in general a kind of relaxed atmosphere in general, but this depends. A nice, quite place I would say.
    - own projects, big projects - so if you learn your domain you can be comfortable for years.
    - flexy time even work from home accepted (it's between you and your manager)
    - some departments - really nice technologies - (but few cases)
    - A Union is available !!! SITT - Sindicatul IT Timisoara - which really have success in fighting against firing or closing down some departments, etc
    - since Nokia bought it I have seen a new culture of Wellness promoted inside the company which I was really pleased.

    Cons

    - projects are complex in general - and sometimes too complex I would say. So it can be painful sometime: you have to know a lot of things and figure out what is wrong instead of just simply develop software
    - problems in management: due to "we want big margins" politics a lot of constantly transformation of the company. Alcatel became Alcatel-Lucent, then Nokia bought it. A lot of transformations. Big managers comes and go each one with a super plan to restructure the company, so some jobs can be lost. (But internal mobility is available)
    - not nice technologies in most of departments (for my taste - which is java oriented)
    - not anymore powerful local management to fight for growing local center. Feel like Bangalore internal site is more important now for high management instead of East Europe and nobody can fight against this anymore.
    - seems like trend is too go from R&D to Services (not ok for ambitious developers I would say)
    - sometimes there are colleagues you cannot learn much from them (if you want to grow). But this depends, again.

    Advice to Management

    - give back power to local sites. I feel like local site managers have no word to say.
    - continue products even there is no big margin but people are working on it and there is profit.


  2. "Good to start with as a student"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer Internship in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Web Developer Internship in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Pros

    nice company to work as a student

    Cons

    low salary but better then nothing

    Advice to Management

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  3. "very good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Timişoara (Romania)

    Pros

    great value of the company

    Cons

    more opportunities for development and training


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  5. "Bad transformation plans"

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    Former Employee - Agile Manager in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Agile Manager in Timişoara (Romania)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Big company and at least 3 different departments in Romania, so diverse projects to choose from.
    Multicultural environment, interesting to get in contact with people all over the globe.
    Training opportunities both technical and managerial.
    Good working conditions.

    Cons

    Too many management layers and too complex hierarchy. This leads to a very political environment and alters the company values.
    A lot of transformation plans only partially implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Work more for the projects and the group you lead than for your carrier path.
    Have the courage to take risks and to do what you know it needs to be done.


  6. "Good to be here"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, very good atmosphere, very good attitude, work spirit.
    Very good benefit package and easy to move inside to different positions.

    Cons

    Need to sort out and prioritize the task, sometimes pressure could be high.
    Too many functions around projects, can be confusing who does what.


  7. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very nice work environment, excellent collective, easy access to knowledge and documentation, flexible program and good opportunity to get in contact with new technology, field experts and exceptional professionals.

    Cons

    Very low level of low management, lack of carrier growth opportunities, low to no salary increase, not dependent on performance, lack of transparency in company and department plans and evolution.


  8. "Good starting poin"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Alcatel was a good starting point for my career. If you are lucky and end up in a god team you can learn a lot. The environment was mostly relaxed.

    Cons

    Lots of endless meetings and very hard sometimes to reach a decision.


  9. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Radio Access Network Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Radio Access Network Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment
    Flexible program
    Health insurance
    Career opportunities

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Not so many services for the employees


  10. "-"

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    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Timişoara (Romania)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    There are good salaries for any projects.

    Cons

    I don't have downside part to wrote.

    Advice to Management

    -


  11. "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Program Manager in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Program Manager in Timişoara (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good work environment, without stress, strong business acumen, professionalism, good package of benefits.

    Cons

    Salary wages not in line with the averages in region.

    Advice to Management

    Organization chart needs to be adjusted/revised; too many "layers".


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