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"Fast paced, technology and marketing focused"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Fast paced, focused on results.

Cons

Company can turn on a dime. Got to watch you are on the right side.

Advice to Management

Go back where you were a few years back and remember the basics. You lost the "respect for the individual" value and replaced it with a meaningless "respect" value. Go back to leading edge user interfaces, that's the reason for loosing market share to Apple.

Other Employee Reviews for Nokia

  1. "Still a good company to stay"

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    Current Employee - Solution Engineer in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Solution Engineer in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - My first telco multinational company
    - Flexible working hours, i can go to office little bit late, or even working from home rarely
    - Many compensation packages
    - Open communication
    - Still a secure place to work during this global financial crisis

    Cons

    - Unclear career path yet
    - Prefer to recruit external new experts rather than developing the current employee
    - Working as costumer facing teams do like a front line fleet in the war. Sometimes it's difficult to seek a backup from management and product development while customer killing us with their complaints. Sometimes we do get better support from selling 3rd party product than the internal product.

    Advice to Management

    Please recognize your field engineers


  2. "Working at Nokia may not be very challenging, unless you choose to be."

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    Current Employee - Software Testing Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Testing Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a prestige to work at Nokia in Vancouver when there isn't many major technology corporations in this town. In an era when mobile devices are gaining popularity and consumers are always looking for the next most powerful mobile device, it is a great feeling to be working in products that means so much to a lot of people.

    Nokia does have a relatively flexible and enjoyable work environment where people are generally very friendly and helpful. There isn't a feeling of competition within the company, and everyone seems to be very happy with their roles and responsibilities, and thus office politics is very minimal.

    The managers for the most part are very understanding, and treats everyone fairly. There isn't a lot of "no" from managers when you make a request.

    Cons

    Nokia doesn't possess the talent base that could be found in Microsoft and/or Google, but there are bright people there for sure. I got a feeling that some people there do their job, and that's it. There isn't much a sense of innovative spirit across the teams that work on a product. People seem to be satisfied by getting the job, and aren't really looking to make it the best in the market.

    When we were making a new product, an engineer told me that he hopes this sells well enough to cover the cost, so that this development site doesn't get shut down. Um...that doesn't sound very optimistic.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a younger workforce to do technology, and hire experienced people with energy and ambition to lead others. Ultimately work morale is dictated by how motivated your manager is.


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