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A very nice place to work.
MTS (Former Employee) –  Murray Hill, NJAugust 9, 2017
Work environment was very nice. Management listened to employees. Lower management gave feedback to upper management on decisions. Employees were given the freedom to be creative in designing new products. Quality of the product was very important and had to meet all requirements.
Pros
Flex Time
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Great working env
Member of Technical Staff (MTS) (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILJuly 25, 2017
Still holds state-of-the-art telecommunications technology. World leader of cutting-edge technology. Through other competitor, it is a bit pricey among all.
Pros
excellent working env
Cons
unstable within over 12-15 years!
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ALU was a great place to work, a truly mutinational employer performing at highest levels of technology
Communications Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILJuly 19, 2017
I really enjoyed working at Alcatel Lucent Technologies. My daily activities where dynamic, some days I would work at Alcatel Lucent's labs in Naperville but most often I would be at a field location such as AT&T central offices or T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint etc. I performed just about every kind of installation task, setting up bays and cabinets, pulling cables, installing shelves. Installers are highly skilled and professional.
Pros
Demanding high quality work with critical communications networks, The ability to display skills and artistry in performing difficult tasks
Cons
Occasional problems with access to secure areas, slow delivery of parts or supplies
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too many layoffs
Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) –  Whippany, NJJuly 19, 2017
Lucent was a great place to work, but since the company has been bought out again, I would not recommend to anyone to apply there. Its only a matter of time before they close the doors in the US.
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good company with great history
manager (Current Employee) –  NJJuly 10, 2017
Alcatel Lucent inherited the strong R&D culture from its predecessor Lucent Technologies/Bell Lab. Lots of scholars and decent intelligence.
However, with the merger and acquisition by Alcatel and now by Nokia and the facts that telecommunication industry's revenue and margin continue to decline. The low-cost country strategy and continuous cost reduction is making the once shined research star losing its glories both in people and in culture.
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Different atmosphere
Construction Manager (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJune 23, 2017
I was taught new data bases and was coached in closing out the markets for payment. This was a difficult process but was rewarding to know I stepped up to the challenge. Long hours got the job done.
Pros
Dealing with customer on daily basis
Cons
Long Hours
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you can work from home
senior systems integration engineer (Former Employee) –  virtual officeJune 21, 2017
ALU, now Nokia. The workplace culture has changed dramatically from the ALU days, now, people seem to hide job related information from new team members. It is dificult to work in a project with no access to job data, specs, desings, etc.
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a good workplace environment overall
Service Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calabasas, CAJune 20, 2017
Nice place to work. Not much opportunity for advancement. Fast pace and large work load. Generous benefits including a cafeteria.
Management is friendly overall. Big changes in the recent past and more coming. Struggling to compete in a competitive market.
Pros
Benefits and work environment
Cons
cloudy future
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Good place to work
Demand & Supply Planner (Current Employee) –  Plano, TXJune 16, 2017
Good place to work, very flexible work hours and not a lot of pressure as long as you do your work. The pay is good, matching 401k and the medical benefits are great
Pros
casual atmosphere
Cons
alot of red tape due to large company
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Fun place to work
Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  Dublin, OHJune 1, 2017
Highly skill Telecom Engineers and lay back Managers.

* the hardest part of the job-night shift
* the most enjoyable part of the job-hands off management style
Pros
hands off management styl
Cons
Night shift
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latest technology
Senior Human Resources Training & Development (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXMay 30, 2017
great organization. Several advancement opportunities room for growth. Exceptional benefits package that begins on day one of employment. Global organization - many relocation opportunities.
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Enjoyable work environment
Compliance Project / Web Manager (Former Employee) –  Westford, MAMay 23, 2017
Great people to work with, always providing learning opportunities to improve job skills. The ability to work from home was great and greatly appreciated. Very much enjoyed the position I held, working on websites, creating and maintaining them. Always had a boss who cared and helped whenever they could. Company was merged and bought many times causing turmoil, but always a pleasure to work for.
Pros
Telecommute
Cons
sporadic raises
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Was a very interesting place to work
TEMP (Former Employee) –  The Colony, TXMay 22, 2017
Got an opportunity to learn many different jobs.

Management was very good and helpful

The workplace culture was very much mixed which made it even more interesting
Pros
Very close to home
Cons
Not many full time positions available
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Productive and balanced workplace
Senior Information Product Developer (Former Employee) –  Murray Hill, NJMay 8, 2017
Interfaced with R&D engineers daily in the labs to develop procedures for product user manuals. Met with product and project mangers weekly to set priorities and target dates for each project.

Managed and maintained over 20 customer documentation at any given point. Documentation included equipment installation manuals, customer Site Preparation, and OA&M guides. Met 100% of my deliveables with excellent quality.
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Fantastic Global Management Experience
Director - Methods, Standards and Tools (Former Employee) –  Daly City, CAMay 7, 2017
Being an IT architectural engineering organization with developers in China, architects in the U.S. & key sub-departments spread across Europe, our day started before the sun rose, in order to obtain updates and assign new work to our European team members, and ended at sundown when our Asian team members entered the office and received their assigned tasks. Lengthy & frequent travel was required as we led theses globally dispersed teams to our chartered goals and objectives.

The hardest part of the job was also the most enjoyable aspect of it as well, and that was working with our global teams. Working with the staff with such varied experience and cultural backgrounds was both exciting and challenging as we aligned the teams, matured the team members and worked as a tight knit organization.
Pros
Great global teamwork
Cons
12 to 14 hour days & extensive travel schedule.
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Lucent
Senior Software Development System Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILApril 28, 2017
One of the best company to work with. But it is gone , it is bought out by Nokia. The Finnish giant, is also a very good company. They are doing good I think, because the recent earnings report shows traction.
Pros
great Company
Cons
None
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Alcatel Lucent is a wonderful place to work
Senior VMware / Wintel Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 27, 2017
Alcatel-Lucent has a very stress free and very open environment to work, Has very great customers to work and learn new technology and enhance the skills.
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Lot of work
IT Business Analyst - Technical Department (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILApril 10, 2017
Tipycal day start early in the morning getting the data form the oracle database. The database from AT&A had a lot of problems and this issue put behind in your schedule project jobs.
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ALU was a good company to work
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILMarch 28, 2017
ALU typical day at work was holding multiple meetings, reporting to management on progress of projects, escalating issues, and making priorities when necessary.
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Great 10 year stay
Systems (Sales) Engineer (Former Employee) –  Orange, CAMarch 21, 2017
Work load may vary by account. As with any high profile company, you can expect feast or less work on any given day. Overall my experience was very good. Management does not micro manage you to death, and that makes for a great working relationship with everyone there.
Pros
Great Professionals around
Cons
Wish stock was doing better......
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