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Updated October 20, 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. Featured Review

    "European Values/Great Management"

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    Former Employee - Regional Care Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Care Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic European based company focused on skills and culture without the overly overt, necessity of degrees and diversity requirements seen with may other U.S. based companies. Great benefits, bleeding edge product and great people.

    Cons

    None. Just don't confuse HMD with actual Nokia. (Networks)

    Advice to Management

    Learn from past mistakes. Keep European flavor.


  2. "Movig foward with technology"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company investing in future

    Cons

    Large multinational culture requires great communicators and team builders

    Advice to Management

    Stay course be a little more patient

  3. "Great until I was laid off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Great professional place. Amazing coworkers.

    Cons

    Keep jobs in the US when its US-based customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep staff abreast of the marketplace. We were out of step so finding a subsequent job is very difficult.


  4. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Flexible working hours. International working environment.

    Cons

    Bleak career advancement opportunities for existing employees. Most people pursue other opportunities outside the company before coming back to get a promotion.


  5. "A very nice place to work in"

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    Former Employee - Network Verification Engineer in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Network Verification Engineer in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The most important pros of working in Nokia are:
    - Very flexible working hours
    - Work/life balance
    - Good starting salary and benefits

    Cons

    Some cons are:
    - Limited opportunities for growth
    - Salary increases are very low
    - Too many managers
    - Bonus schemes exist but are actually very little

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employees and respect their work


  6. "A great place to grow, with a wealth of knowledge and experience available in the telecommunications industry."

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    Current Employee - Care Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Care Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Exposure to the whole telecommunications industry. Lots of opportunity for growth. Leader in telecommunications after merger with former Alcatel-Lucent.

    Cons

    Potentially job security. Slow growth in salary. Lack of recruitment for new hires. There is some uncertainty with the future of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in recruitment and training.


  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Benefits, a good balance of work life

    Cons

    Upper management is way too big in size

  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company and allow flexibility. They are a diverse company.

    Cons

    Not job secured, and you work independently 90% of the time.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Generally positive review from former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, generally positive/supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Lots of employee and product churn following acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.


  10. "Great job, but way too many hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Amazing, brilliant, friendly, fun, hard-working co-workers and managers.
    Fun, challenging assignments.

    Cons

    Great work, but way too much of it. Got tired of working weekends, evenings, holidays, and vacation days.

    Advice to Management

    Need to achieve a better work/life balance throughout the company. In some areas of the company, work hours are fairly normal. In others, they are excessive.


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