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Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Poor work environment and weak benefits"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work in advanced telecom

    Cons

    Open office environment is a failure. Every time company loses a little money they cancel pay increases. Employees are expected to work 50-60 hours but only report 40 on timecarcs


  2. "Limited contact is just taht with Nokia"

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    Former Contractor - Installation Supervisor in Honolulu, HI
    Former Contractor - Installation Supervisor in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management lets you do your job without interference

    Cons

    Nokia limits the use of contractors, regardless of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employee informed of contract ending a few months before termination.

  3. "SON Bothell Site Stagnating"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Very popular product in a product space growing in demand.

    Cons

    Mid-term risk of site closure. In process of moving current software and system responsibility to remote sites.
    High R&D attrition, loss of senior members
    Software development done across four countries. Cross site teams working on same components to implement different features simultaneously.
    Feature delivery timelines set by sales team customer commitments without R&D input of feasibility and effort.
    Uncompetitive pay and benefits

    Overall, high level of senior leadership disagreement on short and medium term strategy, nor can follow through with implementation when decisions are made. Cross site politics issues.

    Advice to Management

    Start making tough decisions. Move to agile development practices.


  4. "Telecommnications Specialist"

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    Current Contractor - Contractor in Naperville, IL
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Naperville, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, lots of parking!

    Cons

    Since Nokia has taken over Alcatel-Lucent in Naperville, they have laid off many full-time employees as well as contractors like myself.

    Advice to Management

    They need to understand the employee's needs as well the company's needs!


  5. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nokia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have great benefits through bcbs of Il

    Cons

    Even though they are rated one of the top 10 fortune 100 companies for lgbt, I didn't find them LGBT friendly


  6. "Doesn't care about hiring smart, qualified developers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cushy job, good pay and benefits, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Less diverse over time, more Indian less mixed, short-term thinking by management, promotion of employees who lack necessary skills

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money to hire smarter, diverse, and more-qualified employees


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Nokia is in cost cutting mode"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coming from Alcatel -Lucent side of the merger in the USA I see no pro's.

    Cons

    In the desperation to cut costs and make the merger look successful Nokia is destroying many existing area's of expertise and synergies within product lifecycles and between products.

    Advice to Management

    Do not make decisions with only the mind set to cut costs as fast as you can to make it look like an initial success for the merger. The repercussions will be noticed later, with poor product quality and inability to deliver commitments to customers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Former Alcatel-Lucent"

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    Former Employee - RF Optimization Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - RF Optimization Engineer in Murray Hill, NJ

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working from home; salary was decent

    Cons

    No job security; no room for growth; long hours; no good training for recent grads; workforce is on the older side, poor culture as everyone works from home

    Advice to Management

    Not sure laying off recent grads/new hires is the best idea.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Schedule First not Quality"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good people. They just need to be allowed to do what they were trained to do.

    Cons

    This is absolutely the most toxic environment I have ever worked in. No time to do a proper job. Prototypes released with known problems. Engineers are throwing together evaluation boards from semiconductor vendors without truly understanding how they work. Cant blame the Engineers. What can you do when you have such a short design cycle. There isnt any time to research a problem and come up with a design to address the problem. Any product coming out of this facility is a ticking time bomb.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people in the U.S. . Chinese are not equal just cheaper.


  10. "Nokia clamping down on ALU employees"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nokia (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They seem to be more organized than ALU

    Cons

    They need to think things through before reacting.


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