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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated 17 August, 2014
Updated 17 August, 2014
1,134 Reviews

3.4
1,134 Reviews
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Nokia Networks CEO 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.  

    Nokia

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    Pros

    good culture, good leadership, good values.

    Cons

    I don't have any word for this

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The decline of the once great Nokia

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    International presence helps diversify the business.
    Still good brand name in Nokia.
    Very good people at working levels

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction.
    Product quality and content lags competition.
    Short term focus.
    Wasted opportunities.
    No carrot, only sticks.
    Missing a strong, charismatic leadership team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the leadership teams. Remove the posers, the disconnected, the despots, and the excessive arrogant.
    Truly believe, recognize, and respect the value of the working teams.
    Avoid forcing too many global efficiency actions especially when they are half-baked.
    Celebrate something, anything.
    Review HR practices and objectives as they are getting more disconnected from the reality of the industry and the company culture/environment. Performance reviews based on Rank & Yank should be reconsidered. Stop following others and lead the way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice environment , great learning environment .

    Cons

    Salary not up to industry standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    NSN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    Good working environment. Right startegies and plan in place to grow in areas of focus. Great experience to work for a company like NSN.

    Cons

    Ongoing restrusturing resulting in employee uncertainities. To many complicted internal processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on to the next phase with stronger focus on improving market presence and market share

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Leading without imagination.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    Pros

    Can be a good place to gain some experience. Compensation and benefits can be better than the competition in mature markets.

    Cons

    Organization is biased in favor of young white, northern European males, particularly those from Finland and to a lessor degree from Germany. Job requirements as well as performance measures are not applied to this group.

    Likewise product development is very Euro-centric, presenting problems for implementation elsewhere.

    There is almost no real skill in services management. Project and program management are extremely immature.

    Few standard objective measures set by management.

    There has been a criminal investigation of corruption and wrong doing in the ex-Siemens operations. There continue to be struggles with anti-corruption and ethics.

    It is a company of administrators, not leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start pushing down authority to an appropriate level and hold managers accountable for financial performance, within ethical constraints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    I joined siemens which was merged with Nokia to NSN and now its just Nokia. The work was not very challenging but the atmosphere was great. And so were most of the employees.

    Cons

    Its offshore development and hence most of the serious work was done in Germany/helsinki or maybe I was in the wrong team !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a good knowledge gathering environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fault Management Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Fault Management Engineer in Chennai (India)

    Pros

    Good company to be associated with, you can gain lot of knowledge.
    you will be kept occupied and depends upon the management some managers are really too cool and friendly.

    Cons

    internal politics sometimes doesn't notice the employees who really put their effort and work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more compensation and benefits required and management should look onto the work/life balance of the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    GT Programme

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RF Engineer  in  Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Nairobi (Kenya)

    Pros

    Skill intensive environment in nokia networks

    Cons

    Minimal time of training in nokia networks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Room for improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Work on latest technology
    Good work life balance
    Good work culture
    Less tension
    Flexible timings

    Cons

    Management need to provide more benefits to employees
    No free food
    Even need to pay for beverages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to provide more benefits to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good learning environment with new technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work life balance .

    Cons

    lower salary pay and now carrier growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should have more vigilant and have vision for business growth

    Approves of CEO

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