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"Nokia, a great place to work but it can be frustrating at times."

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Current Employee - Business Development Director in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Business Development Director in Boston, MA
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Pros

Nokia is clearly the market leader globally in mobile communications. Its move to transform into a services company is managemenst anticipation of the market. In many markets around the world it is the No 1 brand and market leader.

Cons

Nokia is sometimes slow to respond to competitors, but when it does it quickly overtakes them. In the North American market where the mobile operators control the value chain and technology is fragmented, Nokia is not as strong as it is in other markets. A lot of the management positions are held by Finns or are based in Helsinki which limits career opportunities.

Advice to Management

Nokia need to put more attention to the upcoming USA competitor offerings from Apple, Google, Rimm

Other Employee Reviews for Nokia

  1. "It's exciting working for the world-wide devices leader, Connecting people"

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    Current Employee - Network Architect in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Network Architect in Mountain View, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    With half a billion devices sold per year, there is no other job where you have more of a chance to change humanity. That's exciting! The benefits and company values are very good, and compensation seems quite competitive compared to the rest of the industry.

    Cons

    Large, European company is sometimes frustratingly slow to change. This is not a start-up, and there is some bureaucracy to navigate in order to be a successful player.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more young, different-thinking people to senior roles


  2. "Working for a global company provides some interesting experiences."

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    Current Employee - Operational Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Operational Manager in Irving, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a wide variety of assignment opportunities for someone who works in a project or program environment. Working with people from all over the world provides opportunities to travel to countries a person might not be able to otherwise. The company encourages taking time outside of the office to enjoy a new location. The idea is that the more a person knows and understands a different culture the better they will work with their coworkers located in foreign countries. Because so many coworkers are located in different countries, working from home is allowed when necessary. Some managers also allow a flexible work schedule but this varies from manager to manager. Although the benefits are somewhat average, the seem to be better than what friends have who work at similarly sized companies. Today there is more acceptance of non-Finnish employees than in the past and management is much more diverse than it used to be.

    Cons

    The project methodology is very structured and there is sometimes more emphasis placed on having a form completed versus the its actual content. Because so many teams are globally distributed, it is impossible to have any sort of close working relationship with coworkers. Stopping by someone's desk or running into a team mate in the breakroom just doesn't happen. Conversations must be scheduled a day or two in advance because of the time differences which sometimes is a barrier to quick decision making. Because many managers are in different facilities, and often different countries, they don't have visibility to an employee's daily accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    To ensure that global managers really understand their employees' accomplishments, these managers need to have more regular interaction with their employees.

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