Nokia Solutions and Networks
3.2 of 5 1,013 reviews
www.nsn.com Espoo, Finland 5000+ Employees

Nokia Solutions and Networks Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 1,013 reviews

                             

66% Approve of the CEO

Nokia Solutions and Networks CEO Rajeev Suri

Rajeev Suri

(609 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Best reasons to work are nice company culture and good work life balance"
    in 166 reviews
  • "good Work/Life Balance and flexible working hours"
    in 52 reviews
Cons:
  • "It is now all about making money and no longer about having a good work-life-balance"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Cost cutting and constant lay off is destroying the collaboration spirit and morale"
    in 21 reviews
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Great company in transition

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat people, progressive culture

ConsSignificant amounts of change causing some poor motivation

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the strong communication

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Nokia Solutions and Networks full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood culture, good products, work/life balance

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

Advice to Senior ManagementListen and communicate better to employees and customers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good environment and company is good to employee

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nokia Solutions and Networks full-time

ProsFlexibility, open environment , traveling, training

ConsToo much politics. No clear vision

Advice to Senior Managementtime management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting work, complex company structure in a challenging industry

Business Development (Current Employee)
Fleet, South East England, England

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline structure, improve compensation to reduce attrition

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good people in a disorganized organization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nokia Solutions and 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 Senior ManagementStart 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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Going through difficult times

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsMaintaining a leadership role in the industry

ConsHeavy processes and demotivated staff due to redundancies.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore empowerment to employees is needed to free up individuals to do their job

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Poor processes, poor questions

Head of Department (Current Employee)
Fleet, South East England, England

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

ProsWas 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

ConsCompany 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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NSN Turbulent but innovative

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosinnovation is possible
Salaries are competitive

Consturbulent due to financial issue of parent companies
Sometimes unclear strategies

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a clear strategy and execute..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Solihull, England

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

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

Conssalary 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 Senior Managementcompensate

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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making progress, still a ways to go

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England

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

Prostrying to make things better

Conswill it survive, prpobably too big to fail

Advice to Senior Managementok

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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