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Nokia Germany Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work and learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Perfect working environment
    Investment in training
    Respect between employees

    Cons

    Unstable environment, not ideal for career development


  2. "Stop hiring from McKinsey"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great CEO, but not so great N-2 or N-3 organization

    Cons

    Company is driven by McKinsey and now we seem to hiring clueless ex-McKinsey guys to VP positions. Typically with no technical background and with no leadership nor communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring McKinsey trainees to Nokia N-3 positions. It makes you look stupid

  3. "Motivating and challeging, great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work enviroment
    All departments of R&D present in the same site!
    Lot of experienced people
    High tech and challenging tasks
    Managers count on everyone´s opinion
    Possibilities of job rotations, position changes, etc.
    Be part of a company with great values
    Work-life balance: possibilities of Home Office, part-time work, etc.

    Cons

    Telecommunication industry moves generally very quick and you can expect some internal changes after some years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on promoting innovation!
    Maintain all R&D departments present in Ulm as it is now, that really makes the difference.


  4. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    international environment
    freedom to manage daily business

    Cons

    too many managers who just made nothing but just hot air

    Advice to Management

    stay focussed on real business rather than on yourself


  5. "Bad company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work field. Opportunities around the world. Good carrier chances without any qualification as long as you are willing to work around the clock for bad salary.

    Cons

    Company is on a steep way down. Employees are treated only as cost factor. You can make a good carrier if you don't have technical knowledge and don't care about the quality of your product. This company does not have any culture.

    Advice to Management

    Not always the cheapest employee is the best.


  6. "Not the best company to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Sales in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary level and competent R&D

    Cons

    Internal processes. Incompetent HR. Many employees not working at all, many working night and day with the same recognition.


  7. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Multicultural, diversity company. Full of International career opportunities. Opportunities to learn and to grow inside. Respect and trust for the employees and work life balance

    Cons

    Organizational changes are happening continuously. For some people this is not good to digest. For the company it is necessary to adapt to the market changes

  8. "5 stars in 2000, 3 stars now"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    freedom in work, homeoffice, nice colleagues, respect, good work-life balance

    Cons

    cost cutting, shift work to offshore, reductions in high-cost, telecom market rather stagnating


  9. "technically interesting but annoying management"

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Developer in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Developer in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company allows a lot of interesting technical challenges and technical expertise is very much appreciated by other coworkers. Company pays a good salary.

    Cons

    Significant share of management does have the technical insight nor do they seek advice to make decisions about which approach serves the business goal most. Questionable management skills: It is a common practice within management to assume that every problem in the project plan can be solved by overtime requests.

    Advice to Management

    Support technical leads by making sure they have enough time to further innovate and spread their knowledge to colleagues instead of loading more and more work on them until they risk final burn-out.


  10. "all about the best, biggest better aso."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Berlin in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Berlin in Berlin (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    you can get good salary in Germany

    Cons

    its all about stb (short term benefit). All is facade nothing behind. Just money.

    Advice to Management

    you don't reach your goal if you don't suspend the half of your employers until the next year.


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