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Updated September 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance is an issue if you work for Operations Team(NOC) (in 77 reviews)

  • Some parts of organization tend to be too bureaucratic that slows down the decision making (in 111 reviews)

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  1. "Nokia Ottawa"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great environment

    Cons

    Some infrastructure needs to be revitalized


  2. "Interns found it relax, lots of self learning amidst a stressful period for full time employees (aggressive deadlines)"

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    Former Intern - Software Designer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Designer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a very independent experience. I did learn a lot - mostly by myself. My mentor was wonderful but it was a busy time for everyone so there wasn't much training. Still though, my mentor always gave my tasks to do when I went to bug him for work.

    Cons

    It was at times too independent... the team I was in was a little unorthodox and I wish there was a bit more structure.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little smarter with the money...

  3. "Friendly atmosphere, a little disorganized"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn from co-workers, social events and workshops for interns

    Cons

    Sometimes disorganized, task delegation was slowed by blocking issues often


  4. "Internship at Nokia"

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    Former Employee - Software Intern in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Kanata, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Nokia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can gain experience if it is your first time co-op, relaxed work environment, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Boring office. Limited opportunities to try out different technologies as opposed to working at a startup.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to find good co-ops maybe try investing some money in campus recruitment? I never see people from Nokia at employer information session on campus.


  5. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Broad portfolio of products
    Lots of opportunity to move to other countries
    As good a work/life balance as you'll probably find.

    Cons

    Some business units in deep trouble.
    Having a tough time transitioning to a SW/Services model.


  6. "intermediate software test specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people all around, good place to learn new technologies and solve interesting problems.

    Cons

    Since the Nokia purchase, there has been a shuffle in middle management and the environment has become more politicized (at least in the IPD).


  7. "QA Tester"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexible working hours.
    -Lower working pressure comparing other equipment suppliers in Telecom Industry. Longer vacation times for each year.
    -Friendly colleges (at least my previous team members are willing to help each other, share knowledges...etc.)

    Cons

    -Unstable working environment due to frequently lay-offs or re-organization.
    -Low efficient management.
    -The company struggled for profit every year.

    Advice to Management

    Not much incentive mechanism to motivate employees...

  8. "Technical Sales Co-op"

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    Former Intern - Technical Sales Co-op in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Technical Sales Co-op in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Nokia as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - The team was very welcoming
    - Everyone was open to helping me when I needed to learn new things
    - New opportunities were provided throughout my term there

    Cons

    - Not many young people within the company in the position that I was in, also the gender balance was very uneven


  9. "Senior Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    interesting project, cutting-edge technology, opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    work force reduction has become a quarterly event since the merger of Nokia and ALU


  10. "Co-op IPD Hardware Support Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Co-op IPD Hardware Support Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Co-op IPD Hardware Support Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of other co-ops to chill with.
    Free parking. Okay pay.
    Lots of time on your hands. Can hang out with and learn from other engineers, do some online courses, or just entertain your interests.
    Super nice co-op manager. Light and positive weekly one-on-one chats about anything and everything.

    Cons

    Not enough relevant engineering work assigned or done. A lot of building and bringing boards up, probing... barely any analysis and design.
    Really dependent on the project lead of the project you're assigned to.
    Lots of tedious non engineering stuff being assigned without interesting tasks that are mentally stimulating. Not challenging in any sense... unless you count trying to figure out how to make good use of your 7.5 hrs/day there a challenge.
    Lots of watching the time... they don't keep much tabs on you though and it's a nice location to go for runs/walks.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that there is substantial and challenging work for co-op students prior to hiring them. We were two co-ops on a project where even the junior engineer assigned had no work to do and were given menial tasks to be useful. Co-ops generally want to be challenged and learn. Menial tasks that need to be done are fine to assign to us, just make sure we have interesting engineering work to do and look forward to as well.


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