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Alcatel-Lucent San Jose Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. "Amazing place to work and have fun too"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Quality Assurance Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Quality Assurance Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learnt a lot. Good work life balance

    Cons

    cant think of any cons


  2. "Internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer- Summer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Developer- Summer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Work was well defined.
    2. Teammates were very helpful.

    Cons

    1. Restricted interaction between various teams.

  3. "Good Company"

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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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "SWQA Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible timings
    Health insurance benefits
    22 PTOs

    Cons

    Less recognition, work pressure
    office bureaucracy, stress


  5. "Great technical team, limited career opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ALU IP Division had some great success based on technical innovation.

    Cons

    Lacking in terms of marketing and business sense. Limited career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more experiments, take more risks with new areas.


  6. "ALU"

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    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    - Quality of work is good
    - Good working culture

    Cons

    - Salary lower than the market level


  7. "Resume/telecommunications"

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    Former Contractor - Central Office Technician in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Central Office Technician in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as a contractor

    Pros

    Good people to work with, and for. A lot of room for self improvement. Good co workers that let you develop on your own terms

    Cons

    Good education to have as a solid foundation, in which, to build a substantial work ethic that will be needed in the daily activities of a telecommunications technology technician

    Advice to Management

    Give the individuals, future telecommunications technician all the opportunities in which to develop individuality that are needed to complete the adverse conditions

  8. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work and technology, fun

    Cons

    Limited scope to grow and experiment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Okay company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Decent people to work with. You get to work on exciting technology. Get to learn a lot of things if you're in a right group. I happened to be in such and was pleased with my overall work.

    Cons

    Being a large company it is a bit slow moving hence always lagged behind the competition. You can easily get stagnant in terms of career if you stick around for too long.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on areas of strong growth and let go of older and less relevant technology. Sometimes need to treat people with respect. Some elements in the management are down right rude.


  10. "World class technology, serious product development"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Serious product development...no talks..just build it and sell.
    2. World class product quality.
    3. Very committed, passionate and work class team.
    4. Very strong management, leadership.

    Cons

    This is not a place for people who talks big and delivers nothing. Such people won't last longer. Essentially, I don't see any cons for serious product designers.


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