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"Nokia in the US"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The salary and benefits are equal to local market trends and in some cases better than local market trends.

Cons

I have worked more and lived less over the last several years. While this was mostly driven by the need and desire to increase the US Market; it soon became the need to contribute to Nokia's survivability in the European market. The strategical decisions made by Leadership have been driven by the European Market and Nokia European culture. This has negatively impacted Nokia for years due to the paradigm shift in smart phone technology coming out of the US mostly.

Advice to Management

The Nokia Way is something that should be examined and completely rebuilt. The CIO refers to the Nokia Way as the Right Way, which has been attached to "with the Right People" on occasion. If you consider their Global presence, Market Trends, and current smart phone retail pricing; you might say the Nokia Way is perhaps an unfortunate wrong turn. Was it a wrong turn that lead down a very narrow trail with no outlet or recourse? Will it lead to the ultimate abyss? The outcome is just on the horizon. The smart phone technology has been bubbling out of Silicon Valley for many years now. While Nokia has an office located in this technology hub, the Leadership stands firm with their strategy which has dropped all their hopes and dreams into one platform. This platform was based on a single partnership that now appears to be a very one sided relationship. This continues to be the Nokia Way....the Right Way... with the Right People.

Other Employee Reviews for Nokia

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

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    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.


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    "Nokia and the potentials for success"

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    Current Employee - Senior Bus Dev Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Bus Dev Manager
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Massive multi national with all the right intentions. Nokia's move into software and services leveraged by its 40% global market share makes it the premiere company to lead the move to always connected devices... fact of the matter is that we will all be wearing a "Connected PC" on our hip in the very near future and the market growth in mobile services is set to explode.

    Nokia is keen on having clear guidance on and structure for it employee goals. HR has gone a long way toward structuring an admirable system to manage such a large global organization.

    Cons

    Nokia is too big to maneuver its way out of a wet paper bag. Because of the need to work in the (in)famous matrixed organization the common goals are not always so common. Perfect example is the schism that exists between the Services and the Devices business groups. The engineering mindset dominates the business culture in devices and is defined by a process oriented 100% quality requirement within a logistics/supply chain environment. Services as a counter point is required by market forces to be more nimble and move at "entreprenuerial speeds". Unfortunately these two cultures clash horribly and to enjoy a decent P/E ratio Nokia will need to become much more successful and rapidly accelerate it's Mobile SW and Services business unit. The fact though is that internally there is a great deal of doubt as to executive mgt's ability to make this happen in a satisfactory timeframe.

    Advice to Management

    Within SW and Services you need to pull in Senior People that have successfully navigated the entreprenurial and SW worlds. As it stands the Finnish mindset doesn't work globally in an environment that demands creativity, individuality and unconventional thinking at "internet speed".

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