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Nokia San Diego Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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  1. "Senior RF Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior RF Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior RF Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life Balance
    challenging work
    Friendly and Cooperative work environment

    Cons

    Management not sure how to capture the market


  2. "Sr Software Engineer / Field Test Lead"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Test/Field Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test/Field Test Engineer in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Management really respected each and every employee. Three weeks vacation time at the start compensation was about the industry average perhaps slightly lower but an employee could recoeve several bonuses.

    Cons

    Compensation was slightly lower than average. Strategy decisions usually made in Finland there seemed to be a huge disconnect between the product offering and American consumers.

  3. "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Test in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    build quality of their past and present mobile phones.

    Cons

    picking windows phone over android.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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    "RF Test engineer"

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    Former Employee - RF Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - RF Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good for dealing people fairly and many chance to work in other departments.
    Many good people in office

    Cons

    Salary is not that great and very less chance for raise.


  5. "3rd party project manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefit package and the company really cares for their employees.

    Cons

    Many reorganization changes and too frequent.

    Advice to Management

    Changes are good but can be perceived as uncertainty if being implemented too frequent.


  6. "Not a bad place for 10 plus years"

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    Former Employee - Program Quality Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Program Quality Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, like paid tuition, and tining for those that need it in thier jobs. Wonderful people and team culture makes it easy to come to work.

    Cons

    Things move too slowly, we locked ourselves into Windows phone for 5 years, and further depleted our Market share so much that MS bought Nokia for pennies on the dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Its too late already, MS has bought and disbanded Nokia Phones. Give it a couple years before Nokia is back in the phone game, and MS is focusing on what they are good at: Operating systems.


  7. "Antenna"

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    Former Employee - Antenna Design in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Antenna Design in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    excellent excellent working culture at USA office in so cal.
    People are knowledgeable. Up to date on technology. open for new ideas.
    loved when I was working there.

    Cons

    managements not transparent. Review process can be improved.

  8. "A Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly technical. You could do anything you set your mind to. Pay was great, and bonuses were good when you got them. I loved the people I was working with, and it was a great culture. This was the best company I've ever worked at.

    Cons

    Company got too complacent. Management thought they could do nothing wrong. Iphone and Android beat Nokia to the punch.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give. Phone division of Nokia is gone.


  9. "Really rewarding company with fantastic culture."

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great diverse set of employees. Egalitarian culture where everyone can have an input. Strong benefit and salary package.

    Cons

    Tough business environment led to many hard choices by management over the years. Absorption by Microsoft was a really bad outcome for most Nokians.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to low-level employees in the trenches about product roadmap.


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good development tools, interesting leadership

    Cons

    Long hours, laborious work, decent benefits

    Advice to Management

    Manage work life balance


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