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Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. "Telco Joke"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Program Director in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked in the Vic office. There were some genuinely good and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Worked ther for 3 months, company failed to pay me.

    Nokia has NO Management or leaders, the result is no direction or strategy.

    Political correctness takes precedence over the success of projects, naturally there are some women who don't hesitate to abuse it and turn their workplace into a bloodbath, HR will always back them, even if you record them lying and screaming abuse at others making the office environment hell on earth.

    Everything is outsourced to India or China, all of the skilled staff that once steered the ship have left, now the company is run by 3rd world people delivering a 3rd world service/product.

    You WILL work 12-14 hour days to correct the poor work delivered by these 3rd world countries.

    Advice to Management

    Have a deep dive and rebuild Nokia to what is used to be. Install some leaders and steer the ship in some direction, even if it is off a cliff.


  2. "If you see any light, let me know please"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Uhm... we still have free gym (for the time being)

    Cons

    Salary way below Hungarian average (30-40% and more)
    Cafeteria also below average (recently increased though)
    Morale is at an all time low
    Management is full of incompetent people, they do not see or don't want to see and acknowledge the real problem, only try to do half-measured "solutions"
    Heck, there is so much negativity to say that you should just experience it yourself, otherwise you wouldn't believe

    Advice to Management

    Pull finger out of you ears and start realizing the real problems, and solve those. No more excuses and promises.

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work.
    Independence in work.
    Amongst three major telecom vendors

    Cons

    No growth opportunities if you are not part of certain groups.
    Very weak middle management. Focused on self preservation. No leadership abilities.
    Internally focused organisation.
    Performance reviews a sham. Good or bad, doesn't mean anything.

    Advice to Management

    Try to revive old Nokia culture.


  4. "Very political, not an enjoyable place to work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most team members and colleagues are good people trying hard to delivery outcomes. Variety of work since you need to cover a lot of gaps. Pays a wage.

    Cons

    Poor executive management. Global 'experts' and APAC management are mostly below average time wasters. Probably the most political company I have ever worked for. Slow to make and implement changes required to grow the business. Some people working massive hours while some doing hardly anything, again poor management unable to see issues and address.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out anyone who has been there over 10years, get some fresh blood and let's them drive new ideas and innovation around product positioning, services and delivery.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Monolithic Telco"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nokia has acquired some great technologies with the acquisitions of Alcatel Lucent, Deepfield

    Cons

    Huge amount of process which sort of works for Telco (SP) contracts but no where else. It's all about reducing costs and moving jobs to India and Hungary. Despite the impact on the business and customers. Culture is Indian, no longer Finnish. Unfortunately, the acquisition of Alcatel Lucent has meant we now have politicians in management positions in Europe (France, Belgium) and USA. Most have never held a sales or management role in an enterprise Company. Your either in the clique or forget. This is particularly true in ION & GEPS BU.
    They do not like to pay sales people. They do not value the role.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you sow. So I guess if Nokia wants to be a SP (Telco) only business run by incompetent, non agile people, carry on. If I could recommend one thing, PAY YOUR PEOPLE their owed commissions on time !


  6. "Little respect for employees"

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

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

    Pros

    great technologies and large company

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to value or respect employees although "respect" is meant to be a corporate value. Employees travelling for business must fly budget airlines and end up always contributing to their expenses with their own money as the daily allowances provided (even to senior managers) are too low. Too many people managers are selected based on who they are friends with rather than on their leadership or people development abilities; this results in many micro-managers.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk; care more about your employees, don't just say you do but actually do it!


  7. "not for high performing candidates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    relatively stable, good line management

    Cons

    extremely poor compensation, poor benefits

  8. "Nokia - Connecting people and disconnecting families."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It works in a very interesting market, dealing with technology and Telecom.

    Cons

    Doesn't give the proper value to the employees and want you to give your soul for them as you were their slave. You don't have a personal life or even a weekend to enjoy your family or friends. As we used to say: "Nokia, connecting people and disconnecting families."

    Advice to Management

    Start to respect the people below you on the hierarchy, they have family and a personal life and you are not the owner of their souls.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Never again..."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office is nice and the gym is free.

    Cons

    They work with 90% TNSDL internal programming language, what is not used by any other companies. So if you spend here 4 years your technology knowledge will be stuck at same level where you were 4 years ago, because on your future job interview nobody will care about your TNSDL language knowledge because they have never heard about it.

    Advice to Management

    It is time to change your technologies to widely used modern technologies. Like Java, Scala etc..


  10. "Loyalty not honoured at all"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, ability to work from home
    A few very good engineers you can actually learn from
    Good team events (every now and then)

    Cons

    Low pay
    Pay rise so low you feel offended by it
    Management expects very hard work (and overtime) which the salary does not justify
    Upper management is "not on top of their game" so to say
    Repetitive work without any chance to work with cutting-edge technologies
    Training is not encouraged but enforced
    Upper management lets senior engineers go without any attempt to try change their minds


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