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"Great culture, poor follow-through"

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

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

Pros

Great workplace with descent perks. Nice people, very little office politics. Interesting work. Middle management is supportive of their reports.

Cons

The company is in difficult financial times, and successful projects are often cut, while the company bets bit on poor projects. If you don't mind working on cool stuff that will never make it out the door this is fine; but if you want to ship products, expect them to get cancelled at the last minute.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work on company culture. Stop killing good technology for bad business reasons.

Other Employee Reviews for Nokia

  1. "Too slow to change and losing talent fast"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on work/life balance, telecommuting, 401k plan, positive work culture up until summer 2012 lay-offs

    Cons

    Even new hires can get laid off, which makes the environment really stressful. Constant reorganizations and not enough people to do the work. Also a lot of planinng and talking vs. execution....too slow. People do not come to the office a lot, so the buzz is not there.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a priority to execute well - pick a few products to focus on and go to market fast!


  2. "Will go back and work for the company anytime"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, Technologies, Market Position and Learning

    Cons

    Turnaround takes too long
    Too much RnD and too less products in the market

    Advice to Management

    Management was not ready to react to the market needs, better have efficient folks running the company and not anybody just because they have been working for the company for the past 20 years

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