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"Lots of Potential, and needs to focus"

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
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I worked at Nokia full-time (More than a year)

Pros

It's a great global organization with opportunities world wide.
A wide set of large scale products and projects to work on and willing to take on new ways of doing things (like Agile Software Development.)

Cons

Disparate goals in which the teams act as if in silos, making it difficult to provide rapid results for customers.

Advice to Management

Need to focus on creating their own identity, rather than a mix of joint ventured companies. Determine who they want to be and go after it.

Other Employee Reviews for Nokia

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A great work environment that offers competative pay and benefits but not much room for career growth."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is very flexible, there are also work from home days that can be agreed. Salary and benefits are very competative.

    Cons

    IT has just recently been outsourced so there are limited career options here in that field. The company is still struggling with profitability so there may be future headcount reductions in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Change management must be planned much better in the future and there should be a planned localization strategy for these changes.


  2. "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.

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