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Updated February 21, 2017
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  • Work-Life balance depends on project/account else you will screwed like worst than service company (in 64 reviews)

  • Sometimes many people get involved in decision making; slowing down the process (in 104 reviews)

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  1. "Very Large Organization"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nokia is the largest Telecom company in the world. Great opportunities to move around if you are motivated and willing to relocate. Fantastic benefits across the board.

    Cons

    You are just a number on a spreadsheet and can easily not have a job the next day no matter how hard you work and what kind of an asset you are to the projects you are involved with.


  2. "Nokia"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many intelligent, helpful and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Tough market, merger causing job instability


  3. "Too much, too fast"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fluid environment, new products being designed, competitive salary and vacation benefits

    Cons

    Unorganized development paths, Working too fast, working around the clock due to overseas development, Lay-offs

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize work, Bring prototype manufacturing back to U.S.


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  5. "Network Engineer IV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits; good training

    Cons

    Lack of long term vision; too many layoffs; not fast enough embracing new technologies

    Advice to Management

    Can do much better


  6. "International atmosphere"

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    Former Freelancer - Solutions Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Freelancer - Solutions Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits.
    Getting stronger very good future

    Cons

    the company is under cut spending since policy since 2008.
    no annual increase.


  7. "Not innovative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    work from home mostly, 401k matching up to 8%, big company perks

    Cons

    not innovative, every project has too many people involved, things are not high pace.


  8. "Finance analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team with decent environment

    Cons

    Hard work and tough commute


  9. "Nokia Journey"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Solutions Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, benefits OK

    Cons

    Little focus on people and development


  10. "A good company going through tough times, only to become great some day"

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    Current Employee - Head of Customer Engagement, Chief Technology Officer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Head of Customer Engagement, Chief Technology Officer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    "Respect" is one the Nokia values and this is truly something every employee lives by. Good work life balance. Many internal opportunities to grow.
    Nokia has reinvented itself many times and hopefully the future will be no different. However the industry outlook is weak and not being in a growth market means constantly making tough decisions.

    Cons

    Continuous transformation and restructuring happens in Nokia, which can be rather demotivating for high performance teams.

    Advice to Management

    "Continuous transformation" cannot be a sustained competitive advantage.


  11. "Technical Lead"

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Worked as an individual contributor and it helped me learn a lot - both on the technical and business front

    Cons

    No downsides, had to leave my job due to relocation to LA



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