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"Used to be a great company & industry. Telecom bubble burst & cheaper competition has taken its toll !"

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Murray Hill, NJ
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Murray Hill, NJ
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits package, proud heritage - Bell Labs, great team & flexible schedule, still has the innovation humming but on a back burner.

Cons

Cheaper overseas competition & foreign government supported companies has taken its toll on the business. The North American & European economic struggles are certainly not helping. The industry & company continues to struggle ever since the telecom bubble burst in early 2000s.

Advice to Management

The number of employees left is the lowest it can go. Invest heavily in the next generation changing technology and own & protect it- innovation is the key to break out of the downward spiral OR acquire enterprise business competitor OR sell the enterprise business.

Other Employee Reviews for Alcatel-Lucent

  1. "Given a lot of writing tasks and communicative work."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator Co-op in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator Co-op in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn more about B2B marketing and what it takes to role out marketing campaigns and newsletters to a whole region of the world. You learn how to coordinate huge events such as trade shows and make sure everything is done correctly.

    Cons

    Sometimes given menial tasks that sometimes leave you feeling insignificant. There is little interaction between you and the team face-to-face because the enterprise group is small and spread out around the country.


  2. "great company for telecom engineers"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in New Providence, Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in New Providence, Union, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable, good people, high integrity

    Cons

    pay not great, development work moving offshore

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