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Updated March 14, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Senior marketing manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Great company, exciting opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Very good work life balance, a clear strategy after some tough times, and a culture of respect

    Cons

    The layoffs after the ALU acquisition have lowered morale. Again while the integration was largely successful, it often felt like different business units were operating like different companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the clear strategy communication. Do not erode the culture of respect and the great work life balance.


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  5. "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


  6. "Nokia"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    All good, positive, good people

    Cons

    can't think of anything bad


  8. "Nokia is still a Scandinavian style company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. "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.


  10. "R&D Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development and Delivery Manager
    Former Employee - Development and Delivery Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very dynamic CEO (Rajeev Suri)
    Open culture
    Innovation encouraged

    Cons

    Very modest Salaries / hikes
    Work in latest technologies being given to R&D centers in other countries

    Advice to Management

    Top-level mgmt is doing well to adapt to market conditions, keep up the same strategy


  11. "Dreadful middle management"

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager
    Former Employee - Technical Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Benefits were (past tense) great, as was final salary pension scheme, but these have all gone and, combined with low base salaries make for a poor compensation package

    Cons

    Incompetent management. Nepotism/cronyism Bullying. Poor rewards. Poor procedures and poor quality training materials make it impossible to work. Middle management interpretation of service delivery is laughable and self-serving. Engineers are overworked and expected to be available 24/7/365 to compensate for delayed, overrunning projects that are poorly planned due to management imposed time/budgetary pressures.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management need to take a long, hard look at what middle management are delivering and how they're delivering. Compliance with ITIL best practise is paid lip service but is ignored in practise. Implementation of personnel reviews/appraisals should allow engineers to review their management so that a whole view of performance is obtained.



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