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A company in transition

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

I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Varied and interesting technology; an opportunity to learn a lot.

Cons

You never know if you are in the next round of lay offs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

ALU's expertise is technical, not managerial; remember that while deciding who should go and who should stay.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Alcatel-Lucent

  1.  

    After the merger Alcatel Lucent lost customer focus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Primary technology company in an exciting industry. ALU is on the forefront in technology evolution on a big scale. Its worldwide presence gives everyone the chance to a global exposure on the different markets and interesting career evolution possibilities.

    Cons

    The merger of Alcatel and Lucent costed a lot of substance to the combined company and the subsequent restructuring efforts resulted in a loss of customer focus. As of today the company is not sufficiently listening to its markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to listen more to your markets and that is also an organizational question. Solution selling and services offer in the vertical markets (complete outsourcing, complete turnkey projects) are of utmost importance if you want to reverse the decline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Too many discouradged people (in France)

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    Former Employee - PMO  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - PMO in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot
    International opportunities

    Cons

    Too many changes in the organization charts
    Too little motivation
    No group cohesion
    Age pyramid too old

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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