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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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Nokia Networks CEO Rajeev Suri
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Pros
  • good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 202 reviews)

  • Competitive salary, flexible working hours (in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • It is now all about making money and no longer about having a good work-life-balance (in 15 reviews)

  • They have cut everything just by taking the name of cost cutting (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Good company, big, bureaucratic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, ability to work from home
    Large network of experienced people
    Diverse

    Cons

    Low pay and benefits.
    In the middle of a turnaround and cost cutting let to no team events, simple free coffees, etc...

    Advice to Management

    Stop reorganising every 6 months.

  2. Started out initially as an amazing company but changed culture over the years.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Farnborough, London, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Farnborough, London, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities for personal development and training were excellent

    Cons

    Not the best payers and redundancies

    Advice to Management

    Value your workforce and invest in the like you use to

  3. Generally a good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, remote working if wished, benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    Not always enough work. Constant up and downs as to whether the stuff I was working on was core business or not. Massive downsizing periodically which was only implemented actively in countries where it was easy to fire people. Specifically Germany seemed to take ages to lose people and they all got monster packages

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  5. Disorganised, Chaotic, strong engineering, dire project management in R&D

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good talented people at engineer level willing to share their knowledge and help colleagues to blossom. Occasional able to work on new technologies.

    Cons

    At the best middle and senior management is inept and incompetent at worst spiteful and malignant. Despite assertions there is no proper budget for training or development. salaries have remained static for years, pensions and healthcare badly reduced.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on quality not price and sales will return continual cuts just mean the product will become worse and sales will decline.

  6. Large network of highly experienced people, but uncertain future ahead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Fleet, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Fleet, South East England, England

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large network of experienced people - easy to get help if you don't know something
    Flexible working hours
    Access to huge online learning resource
    Use of latest online tools and process to facilitate everyday work
    Free mobile phone with SIM

    Cons

    Low pay and benefits.
    Cost cutting has gone too far. No event, no celebration, no canteen, even no coffee at work.
    No prospect of career growth - career cul-de-sac.
    Uncertain future. Anytime any unit can go bust. No visibility beyond 6 months.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company in transition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, progressive culture

    Cons

    Significant amounts of change causing some poor motivation

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the strong communication

  8. Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, good products, work/life balance

    Cons

    Slow response to strategic train crashes but getting better. Poor tackling of initial portfolio merger

    Advice to Management

    Listen and communicate better to employees and customers

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good environment and company is good to employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, open environment , traveling, training

    Cons

    Too much politics. No clear vision

    Advice to Management

    time management

  10. Interesting work, complex company structure in a challenging industry

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Fleet, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Business Development in Fleet, South East England, England

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working style, global positions & responsibility, successful turnaround, some good people and teams to work with.

    Cons

    Complex structure, frequent and sometimes confusing changes and reorgs, continuing topline & margin pressure due to flat industry growth, slow career progress.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline structure, improve compensation to reduce attrition

  11. Helpful (2)

    Good people in a disorganized organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    *Many employees know their job well and are supportive of others
    *Strong portfolio of telecoms infrastructure equipment and software solutions
    *Competent Services offering around own products

    Cons

    *Difficult times with strong competition from chinese vendors
    *Constant reorganizations
    *Heavy beaurocracy/processes mean focus on customer is lost

    Advice to Management

    Start with the customer, then build your organization around that. Avoid unneeded processes/procedures. Let sales and marketing focus more on customers and working with them proactively rather than on internal issues.

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