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"Great company with a long road ahead"

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Former Employee - Senior Manager (Non-technical) in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager (Non-technical) in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Nokia full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good people
Lots of talent
Not a backstabbing environment

Cons

- Too many reorgs
- Sometimes have folks of questionable talent or who lack motivation and work ethic in Sr. roles
Waste an awful lot of money on European managers brought stateside -- the comp and benefits are ridiculous for some of these people...and the company is not one with a lot of extra cash right now
- Too slow in execution
- Opportunities for advancement are limited right now
- Lots of layoffs due to market position

Advice to Management

Speed up execution

Other Employee Reviews for Nokia

  1. "Incredible experience working with great people on cutting edge technology and systems"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Particularly nice benefit program. Impressive vacation time potential for those who have put in the years. Great people who desperately desire to see this company return as the market leader. Come on NOK stock!

    Cons

    Room for advancement and individual innovation. However, once you hit a particular career level, it becomes necessary to either manage a group or move to Finland. Concerned that not everything is being done to reach the America's market, but I know it can't happen in one year or even a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to fully utilize the skills of those within your influence.


  2. "A company in transition"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bringing together the combined development teams and markets from Motorola, Nokia and Siemens should have built a stronger joint venture than the individual smaller groups.

    Cons

    Since the joint venture was unable to make the transition to being a sustainable, profitable company, the reaction to lay off 17,000 seemed to be a panic reaction to right size.

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