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Updated May 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance is an issue if you work for Operations Team(NOC) (in 69 reviews)

  • Sometimes many people get involved in decision making; slowing down the process (in 107 reviews)

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  1. "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!


  2. "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


  3. "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


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    "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.


  6. 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.


  7. "Workable"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, with cohesive team. Plenty of job stability.

    Cons

    Requires cross site work. No snacks.

    Advice to Management

    Get snacks


  8. 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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Full-time Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I worked at Nokia (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues encourage and support each other.

    Cons

    No job security. No raises for over 7 years. It is a company that has taken great risks, at the expense of its employees. It has below average employee benefits, poor management and constantly laying off employees. Low employee moral. No job advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees and put yourself in their shoes. Your management title is just a title.


  11. "Leadership encumbered by some poor leaders, and employees deflated by below market wages. Stay away!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Global recognition and brand name
    Leader in market
    Lot of opportunities for new challenges

    Cons

    Lot of dead wood in middle and upper management
    Does not care for employees, CEO keeps harping on driving down cost and does not ask for how well are we compensating compared to industry, at least for our best people we would not want to lose. I doubt they even have a list of people they would want to retain at all costs
    Some LT leaders keep a layer of mediocrity below them so they can preserve themselves and they have been there for years! CEO needs to be smart to refresh his leadership team and look past the nice power points being shown by mediocre leaders who their organizations hate like mad but it is confounding how they manage to survive

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to shake things up and cull poor leaders
    Reward your best employees at market rates. Nokia fleeces you by paying well below salary.com mean salaries are just at it for the top performers! Ridiculous!!!


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