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Updated May 26, 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. "Going through some transformation pains."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nokia is the largest telecommunications equipment supplier in the world after acquiring Alcatel-Lucent. New opportunities are supplanting old ones.

    Cons

    Consolidation and resource reduction make it hard to predict what your future holds.

    Advice to Management

    Share your road map. Think hard before discarding market footholds.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities in many disciplines

    Cons

    Can become more nimble and deliver faster


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    "Nokia is in cost cutting mode"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits as in a typical high tech company

    Cons

    Lower ranked employees could have more respect from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Need to maintain and build stronger relationships with key North America customers


  7. "IP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company than any other companies

    Cons

    nothing to be say , it is good

    Advice to Management

    do well and you will get a lot


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multi-national, world-wide, well-known, industry leader

    Cons

    Slow, Not good benefits, poor corporate culture


  9. "Overall good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "excellent company with very smart and experienced people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Architect in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent company with very smart and experienced people

    Cons

    Large organization spread across the globe - one can easily get lost

    Nokia Response

    Mar 13, 2017 – Nokia

    Thank you for your very positive feedback and for recognizing the many talents we have in our company! We hope that our various communication channels are facilitating a better inflow and exchange of ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits,Leadership needs to commit to North American business or exit the market"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Project Manager in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Customer Project Manager in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company benefits. The acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent is complete and relatively painless (speaking as a former ALU employee). The division is filled with good people.

    Cons

    I had hoped that Nokia would bring a renewed focus and direction to Services in North America but business is still slowly drying up


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