Nokia, Inc. (Mobile Devices & Services)
Care Channel Development Manager Americas Region (Former Employee) – Irving, TX – July 23, 2014
I've worked for this company for over 15 years, in a similar role, always related to training and development of internal, vendor and trade-customer channels. I have to say there have been a lot of ups and downs, mostly down turns, including 4 layoffs, which I was impacted by in some minor way each time. After Microsoft purchased Nokia's Devices & Services assets, I was again impacted, in the form of a layoff which will most like be permanent, and the end to my employment with Nokia, Inc. In 1999 when I was hired Nokia was nearing the apogee of it's global success as a Mobile Phone company, but over the past 10 years their mobile phone and services business has gradually and continuously lost market share, which of course significantly impacted the company and workers at all levels. The company did it's best to limit the impact on people during each round of restructuring and right-sizing related layoffs, but in the end you an only lose money for so long before things have to change dramtically, including selling company assets and moving employees to Microsoft, or laying people off. What remains of Nokia is not the same company it was before Microsoft purchased it, therefore the security with Nokia Mobile Phones is a mute point at this time.
people oriented, good benefits packages, including severance packages.
mobile devices & services divisions in nokia no longer exists, therefore no stability under new owner microsoft.