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"Great culture, lousy business model"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Head of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Head of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great people to work with; friendly people (mostly). Some very smart people.

Cons

Top management is disconnected; vanity/ego project abound, esp. in CTO organization. Lots of frustration in the rank and file.

Advice to Management

Invest in the future instead of wishing for past glory. Be brave and look at new businesses, new models. You're no longer king of the hill.

Other Employee Reviews for Nokia

  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. 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!!

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