Alcatel-Lucent - Mis-Managed, but great place to work | Glassdoor
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"Mis-Managed, but great place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Naperville, IL
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Naperville, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- excellent flexibility w.r.t working hours
- great pay
- great vac
- they'll pay for you to go to school
- you get to work with some of the smartest people on the planet
- family friendly - most managers promote family-first when personal issues arise

Cons

- company is mis-managed from way above
- recent constant barrage of layoffs
- company hasn't made money in years, future is questionable
- recently no/little raises and/or bonuses

Advice to Management

- get your act together. Low-level technical leadership is great, but the higher you go the worst it gets.

Other Employee Reviews for Alcatel-Lucent

  1. "ALU Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with in most cases.

    Cons

    Unstable management - doesn't have a vision they stick with. Management is anti-north amaerican. They have publicly said NA is the place to lay off personnel because they don't want to deal with EU unions and SE Asia is the favored region for any new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some VPs and Directors with few, of any reports, and keep the people that do the real work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My experience was that the company did not know how to grow."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people that were not empowered to get the job done. Flexible work schedule with either flex time or tele-commuting possible

    Cons

    Upper management was out of touch with what the employees needed to make the company successful.

    Advice to Management

    Try to grow the company and make money not just by reduction in workforce.

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