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Nokia Redmond Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    We have great vacation plan, health benefits, free communication

    Cons

    Competitive work environment, too much burocracy


  2. "Overall good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Benefits are really good as well. The culture is pretty warm and inviting. I've enjoyed working with everyone here.

    Cons

    There's so much focus on cost cutting and saving money in every aspect that important budgets like training take a hit.

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to your claim of performance based compensation. Invest in your employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Relaxed work environment
    - Stable product portfolio
    - Excellent benefits (PTO, 6% 100% match for 401(k) and annual bonus)
    - Thoughtful leadership (that has navigated a turbulent market amidst multiple mergers, spin offs)

    Cons

    - One might get stale due to the relaxed work style.
    - Not many opportunities to grow
    - Very heavy middle management

    Advice to Management

    - Streamline the customer to R&D interface
    - Provide more roles & responsibilities for career diversification
    - Middle management is bloated & might come in the way of being nimble and aggressive.


  4. "Solution Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 401K, Medical & Holiday. Company contributed up to 6% salary for 401k at the time.
    Good culture. Promote internal transfer between countries and regions.

    Cons

    In the US, employee need to be near Nokia locations such as Irving, TX or Redmond, WA. Company does not promote remote working.

    Advice to Management

    There was one time when the company encouraged innovation and ideas such as Nokia Idea Challenges, that should continue


  5. "Technology Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture. My line manager was excellent He trusted me and gave me all the freedom I needed to do the job well . When I needed support, he was quick to point me to the right direction.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Not enough time for personal career development.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate the company vision more clearly.


  6. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good compensation package, great benefits, opportunity to change jobs or location whenever you want, wonderful opportunity for people looking for international career, numerous technical trainings available online or in class, very diverse population from all parts of the globe.

    Cons

    Too many restructurations, can be too much internally focused during transition period, until recently strategy changed too often, employee performance evaluation process can be improved, long hours at the job.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on people and less on processes.


  7. "Although we aent through a lot of restructuring in the last 10 years, it is still a good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Line Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Line Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company. Good benefits. Fair salary loyal to its employees.

    Cons

    Commodity industry. Flat organization. Lately running very slim. Ongoing reorg because of acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Reward stars


  8. "Great potential to be a successful company."

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent salary levels, opportunities to excel.

    Cons

    terrible travel policy which regularly leaves you out of pocket, poor employee engagement for large scale organizational changes.


  9. "It's nice place to work with but lack of leadership"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy going management with flexible style

    Cons

    lack of motivation since weak of product managment

    Advice to Management

    look for better business model


  10. "Lots of opportunity to go above and beyond - but is it necessary?"

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    Current Employee - Care Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Care Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good salary and benefits
    - Highly technical work
    - Limited constraints on getting work done - ability to do what's right and needed
    - Work / life balance affected by customer issues (cyclical), not bad management - no complaints
    - Very diverse group - in most meetings no one person is from the same country

    Cons

    - "yes men". We give our customers everything they ask for, then wonder why the bottom line is in the red.
    - Similar to above, we probably provide the most hand-holding support to a customer of any vendor. This is a cause of high employee stress.
    - Many internal groups simply ignore work, even their own. If you own the response/solution, it's up to you to find another avenue to get it. No accountability for people or entire teams not pulling their weight.
    - ATT buyout of TMO US, rumors of Nokia and Siemens ending their partnerhsip, and upper management departures are causing concerns about the future.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability. It is unacceptable that some teams can ignore their duties since they are not customer facing and likely some other group will have to resolve.


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