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"Great vision, poor execution"

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Former Employee - Public Relations in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Public Relations in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Nokia full-time

Pros

Best company whose heart and vision were in the right direction. Flexible hours, open to ideas and genuinely concerned about customers.

Cons

Being on the West Coast of the US meant many days of 5:00 am calls to Finland. A mobile giant that doesn't understand the US market and refuses to let the US unit operate how it needs to. Too many levels of management. Slow to move on good ideas. Poor execution. New US management team has many gifted leaders but the marketing department is careless and out of touch with the company's brand situation.

Advice to Management

Financially, it is probably too late to remain in the mobile phone business. If you insist though, get out of Finland. The union is killing you and you are out of touch with consumers. The US management team needs to be in Silicon Valley. Not in name only but physically working out of the office. It would have helped morale too.

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  1. "Big ideas, but an uncertain future"

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about their jobs and the work that they do. You will meet bright, hard-working people who understand the very best of today's mobile technologies. And, they make some of the best phones you will ever use.

    Cons

    I loved my time at Nokia - about 4 years. But today, the future of the company - especially in N. America - is very uncertain. If they start to get optimal carrier support for their new Windows-based smartphones, then maybe they can turn things around - but there are a lot of risks.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that all efforts are placed in making the N. American marketplace a real success again - get in with the carriers, and advertise like mad. Please.


  2. "Nokia is a company that provides quality products"

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    Current Contractor - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nokia as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nokia to provide products that satisfy the consumer and its features balanced unlike other products.

    Cons

    Nokia has lacked only the sound of his hp

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