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"Good work culture, difficult internal politics, very good employee benefits"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Lots of opportunity to learn and grow, strong emphasis on learning and customer focus, very strong product offerings and loyal customer base - cust sat scores over 99% most months

Cons

Very large company, essential advanced technology was hijacked by the group controlling handset development delaying NPI - some decisions by M&A people backfired when it came time to execute at the operating level - just a lot of high level politics

Advice to Management

Events have overtaken anything I could add - Symbian decision was at least three years too late

Other Employee Reviews for Nokia

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Turbulant!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Opportunities to learn

    Cons

    small growth opportunities
    lacks focus
    too many broken processes

    Advice to Management

    Get a vision and stick to it!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Advanced tech shop with management issues"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bleeding-edge tech
    A lot of different options for projects to be a part of
    Intelligent developers with good ideas
    Relaxed work place
    Excellent facility (Chicago) complete with foosball, pool, ping pong, and gym
    Recognizable brand name

    Cons

    A lot of "shooting from the hip" going on - managers demanding features that are "a good idea" but are never used
    Feedback is often sub-par on projects and progress
    A TON of bureaucracy surrounding EVERYTHING
    "Agile Work Group" forcing practices upon everyone and everything
    A lot of time wasted in doing "Agile things" for the sake of being "Agile"

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