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Updated April 10, 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. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great working conditions and colleagues. Global and with Nordic values and interesting products, which is a winning combination.

    Cons

    Many restructures made working for some parts of the company unstable and difficult. Though company has more recently become more stable, and is definitely an interesting place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Nokia's a great company, and having more stability for all will mean retaining good people and winning in the future.


  2. "Great opportunities, but very long hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology Leader
    Great colleagues
    Challenging and diverse work - every day is different

    Cons

    Centralized management processes mean slow reactions - you spend far more time trying to sell bids internally than you do to customers
    Very lean teams mean that work can't be done properly already and redundancies are reducing headcount even further
    Poor benefits and flexibility


  3. "Product manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Huntingdon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Huntingdon, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training.
    Company was properly managed in the 95-2005 period by a respectable banker.
    Famous Nokia values.
    Great matrix management.

    Cons

    Since 2005:
    Chaotic redundancy programme that shed great people every year.
    Challenged managers focused on saving their jobs and many other things.
    Challenging people: Lacking transparency.
    Challenging salaries - approx 40% below industry norm for my role. Fact.
    New starters are attracted by initially good salaries which don't keep up with times.
    The longer you work there, the more you miss a proper job,
    New company still run by same non-banker CEO.
    He has been there more than 7 years. You read the reports and form your own conclusions.
    Final salary pension scheme was scrapped. This killed the souls of great Nokians.
    Canteen closed, all vending machines became chargeable, fuel cards stopped to new employees.

    Advice to Management

    I am not permitted to advise you on the grounds of generalisations or criticism based on race, colour, creed, religion or sexual orientation.
    It was once possible to discuss good advice in a civilised politically challenged environment, however, that is no longer possible due to global constraints.
    Reinvigoration & new CEO might return company to profitable leadership.
    Where I have used the word challenged, you must draw your own conclusions.
    That approach in itself probably breaks global constraint rules.


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  5. "Good place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Specialist in Fleet, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Specialist in Fleet, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rich in cooperate culture. Implement Good values. Employees have freedom.

    Cons

    Pay is not attractive enough. Pay review is not happening yearly.


  6. "Senior marketing manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working
    That is all, basically

    Cons

    No pay rise
    No personal development
    No transparency
    Marketing team has not much marketing experience


  7. "Sign-up"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    International in outlook, good opportunities to work in lots of different areas if you choose

    Cons

    Most people still think we make mobile phones


  8. "Nokia"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Flexible working, interesting work

    Cons

    No travel budget yet globally distrubuted teams, Redundancy is rife

    Advice to Management

    Look to grow the business instead of cutting. Action the Alcatel-Lucent merger plan not just talk about it; the delay is killing the business and losing staff/expertise.


  9. "Nokia is still a Scandinavian style company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working time, calm office environment, interesting projects and working experiences, good benefits, internal job market,

    Cons

    telecommunication sector changes frequently which cause usual big transformations in the company structure.


  10. "Junior Account Manager"

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    Former Intern - Junior Account Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Junior Account Manager in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at Nokia as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly team, nice cafe and offices, always felt as though the requirements of you were clear and precise. Learnt a lot under the management team

    Cons

    This was only a con for me as I was living at home at the time but the journey in to work each day was generally quite stressful!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing- the system in place is a fantastic one for interns to learn and develop skills and themselves as people.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company earlier much reduced now."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Cross functional Teams and opportunity to work across countries for employess in virtual teams.

    Cons

    Too much change too frequently resulting in dysfunctional outcomes and chaos more often. No one knows what's going on. Everyone's guessing and waiting too often to decide.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees some stability in directions. Don't make massive changes resulting in chaos every six months.


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