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OK place to work if you are in Europe
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  NJApril 20, 2018
Not a bad place to work if you are located in Europe.
Pros are: flexibility of working from home. there is no micro-management, you can learn a lot working with different groups
Pros
flexibility to work from home
Cons
no job security/advancement
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Management style is trow back to the 80s
Director, Product Management (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAApril 20, 2018
Management style is throw back to the 80s. Centrally managed - everyone manages up. Need to move on with the times - staid and old.
Please see above
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Strong, ethical workplace culture
Training Deployment Manager (Former Employee) –  Indian Hills, CO (Home)April 17, 2018
Trusted to work at home and manage employees globally, working hours to match other countries, as needed. I learned to set aggressive, challenging targets and to let my employees talents soar and trust them to make their deadlines, while checking in weekly to see where they were at and to provide help and/or support as needed from the strong team environment I created. We always had each other's back. Workplace culture emphasized a strong work ethic, honesty, trust, goal-oriented, supportive environment. Hardest part of the job was communicating remotely with different cultures. The most enjoyable part of my job was team-building and seeing my team blossom and grow and move onward and upward in the company.
Pros
Working at home
Cons
Isolation at home.
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Good company with growth pain
System Test Engineer (Automation) (Current Employee) –  New JerseyApril 16, 2018
Changing from low pace old culture to catch up with industry, but has growth pain. In specific team, all members are very nice and cooperative, but moving to new Nokia culture facing big challenge.
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Nokia provided a lively and challenging working
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  LagosApril 16, 2018
Nokia provided a lively and challenging working. It provides career development and flexible working environment. Nokia ensures that growth is measured by goals set at the beginning of every calendar year based on performance.
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Stressful playce to work due to many lay-offs.
IT MANAGEMENT (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILApril 15, 2018
Nokia is a stressful place to work. Many lay-offs and management doesn't have a clear view of where the company is going. A diverse place to work. Management needs replacing.
Cons
Management and/or lack of.
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Productive and Efficient
Director (Current Employee) –  Pembroke Pines, FLApril 13, 2018
Great Place to work with a diversified environment and the folks are great to work with. There is a drive to learn forward looking & evolving technologies.
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Good compnay when succesful
Marketing Research Analyst/Manager (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXApril 13, 2018
Good atmosphere, when the company was very successful. Did not adapt to the North American Market in the 00's where a large opportunity was available.
Pros
People
Cons
Flexibility
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Poor Management Day to Day
TECHNICAL NETWORK ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Fullfilment EngineerApril 12, 2018
RIF's were handed out because of inability of management to understand the work load and ensure it was done in a timely manner, this directly lead to the loss of the service contract.
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Travel 12 hours days
Certified Cloudband Integration Professional (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 8, 2018
No family life
Extensive travel during busy times (always)
12 hour days or more
Lots of learning opportunities and new technologies.
Cutting edge software that requires debugging and customization for the newest Linux hardware.
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Very flexible and great learning place
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Petaluma, CAApril 8, 2018
DLC, DSLAM, IP DSLAM, Routing, SDN, NFV, Networking, Telecom, Enterprise, Nuage, Alcatel, Lucent, Great manegement, benefits, flexibility, company, events
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All the pros and cons of a bit Company.
Senior Developer and Integration Professional (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 5, 2018
When they acquired Alcatel-Lucent they imposed "Nokia culture". Than came with a lot of people getting fired.

Overall I managed to reach a good balanced life. But all that depends on the management you are under. It is not a wide spread cultural characteristic.
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Reduction in work force (lay offs) has become a way of life at Nokia
Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILApril 5, 2018
Reductions in work force are announced and completed several times throughout the year. Everyone in the targeted organization suffers. Everyone struggles during the period between the announcement and notification. After notification, those who are laid off must say good-bye and start a new career. Those who remain must pick up extra work.
Pros
Technical work itself is fulfilling
Cons
Threat of lay-offs is constant.
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Loved it!
Senior Baseband Engineer (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXApril 1, 2018
I really enjoyed working for Nokia. They took good care of their employees, took product quality seriously. I was proud of the work I produced during my time at Nokia.
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Alcatel-Lucent was acquired by Nokia.
Program and Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILMarch 29, 2018
Alcatel-Lucent acquired by Nokia. Nokia economic objectives for 2018 resulted in the disbanding of Project Management for the IT Digital R&D organization.
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ok place to work
Technical Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 28, 2018
the policy now is to do more with less people. there are layoffs every month. all development is off shore. positions are not backfilled. there has not been raise for several years now.
Pros
was able to work from home
Cons
stressful at all times now, trying to increase profit margin, by cutting people and not backfilling
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Broadband Group at Nokia is doomed
Sr. RF Design Engineer Contractor (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMarch 23, 2018
Poor management, hardware is full of bugs but the lead engineers are too full of ego to fix them. They are VERY late on delivering product. Expecting heads to soon. Software group/controller group may be the only group that is well managed/knows what they are doing. The have a "hope and wish" it works approach to hardware, don't know some fundamentals of board design. The daily stand up meeting is just the engineers making excuses of bugs and putting this off until later. The only design work actually have they have outsourced to Russia, that says a lot about their own confidence in their engineers.
Pros
Good location in downtown sunnyvale, snacks and free coffee.
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Outstanding Place to work
R&D Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 22, 2018
Outstanding Company, Outstanding Professional Experience. Incredible team. First class development of Technology, Top of the market development tools. Amazing Place.
Pros
Everything and more
Cons
Difficult to advance without recocating
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Nokia does not exist anymore, review is irrelevant
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Burlington, MAMarch 21, 2018
Nokia does not exist anymore, review is irrelevant. It was good place to work, but management mistakes (moving to Windows phone) killed the company. Very sad.
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Principal Consultant (Former Employee) –  Murray Hill, NJMarch 15, 2018
The culture has gone downhill. The company is struggling and too many reorganizations happen. Now they want to eliminate virtual employees. Not a good place for an older white male.
Pros
salary, benefits
Cons
culture, advancement opportunities
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