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Research engineer at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs

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Former Employee - Research Engineer  in  Paris (France)
Former Employee - Research Engineer in Paris (France)

I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Very interesting research environment, I participated to lots of international projects, which is very stimulating. We have the ability to work for many subjects. International working environment with lots of colleagues and partners from different countries.

Cons

Things for Alcatel-Lucent are not going very well today. Bell Labs is a bit preserved in the storm, but it may not last several years like that! The futur of Bell Labs may be uncertain...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The management should have a more precise vision of the orientation the research should take.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good, Talented People, Flexible Working Environment, Long, Slow Decline, Poor Morale

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Naperville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL (US)

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are top-notch. Work flexibility is excellent. In the US, telecommuting is supported, often encouraged. Alcatel-Lucent still has its hand in some interesting work.

    Cons

    Alcatel-Lucent has been in decline for over a decade - beset by a continuing series of project cancellations and pull-backs. As a result, there have been no raises for years and an occasional bonus here or there. Layoffs are a regular occurrence. Therefore, the workforce is below critical mass in many areas and is aging. As a result, employee morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The same cycle of cutting back on funding and resources across the board to improve the bottom line isn't working. Some hard decisions need to be made regarding what markets we need to stay in and then significant investments need to be made to allow us to be competitive. Also, we tend to be much too late in entering new markets. We need to focus on value-add in those situations instead of taking on the big players head on (when they have such a significant head-start).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lions managed by donkeys

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer  in  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Very talented technical people
    -Company has excelent technologies and it is still a top-notch R&D

    Cons

    - Lousy high management, lots of political infigth
    - Companie doesn't know how to transform top technologie in top products
    - Very focused on delivery to large network service provider with low investment return

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, don't work as a "body shop" company, contracting and dismissing people as superflous stuff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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