Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
1,138 Reviews

3.4
1,138 Reviews
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Nokia Networks CEO Rajeev Suri
Rajeev Suri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance, results matter most - no any control freaks in management (in 183 reviews)

  • good Work/Life Balance and flexible working hours (in 58 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 26 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company in transition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, progressive culture

    Cons

    Significant amounts of change causing some poor motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the strong communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen and communicate better to employees and customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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

    Pros

    Flexibility, open environment , traveling, training

    Cons

    Too much politics. No clear vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Streamline structure, improve compensation to reduce attrition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  7.  

    Going through difficult times

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Maintaining a leadership role in the industry

    Cons

    Heavy processes and demotivated staff due to redundancies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More empowerment to employees is needed to free up individuals to do their job

  8.  

    Poor processes, poor questions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of Department  in  Fleet, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Head of Department in Fleet, South East England, England

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Was offered the job, pay was negotiable and even included a welcome bonus as they couldn't match what i was asking for. Company has great people with great skills, good collaboration between most forks on an individual basis. Formal communication channels are useless

    Cons

    Company is continuously restructuring/reorganising. Moving people from one department to another with no real strategy or benefit. They no longer invest in the future and have resigned themselves to trying to go head to head with the Chinese on cost and innovation. Not a wise strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop reorganising and focus on investment and growth.
    Completely replace the entire Services management structure with people who understand services. Build a complete separate business for services that isn't linked to the other global/regional structures. Or just sell it off and be done, the wider company simply doesn't understand it.
    Don't go head to head with the Chinese, you ain't going to win.
    Completely renew you software R&D processes, they're still in the 1990s and your lifecycle timeline proves it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    NSN Turbulent but innovative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    innovation is possible
    Salaries are competitive

    Cons

    turbulent due to financial issue of parent companies
    Sometimes unclear strategies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a clear strategy and execute..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Solihull, England
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Solihull, England

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    plenty of opportunites within the organization, systems and processes are very well defined

    Cons

    salary needs to be bit more transparent for the employee to find out where they stand and what they need to do to acheive realistic targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    making progress, still a ways to go

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England

    I have been working at Nokia Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    trying to make things better

    Cons

    will it survive, prpobably too big to fail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ok

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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