Nokia Solutions and Networks
3.2 of 5 1,015 reviews
www.nsn.com Espoo, Finland 5000+ Employees

Nokia Solutions and Networks Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.2 1,015 reviews

                             

66% Approve of the CEO

Nokia Solutions and Networks CEO Rajeev Suri

Rajeev Suri

(610 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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Experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsNice environment , great learning environment .

ConsSalary not up to industry standards

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

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The decline of the once great Nokia

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nokia Solutions and Networks

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

ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementClean 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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NSN

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Nokia Solutions and Networks full-time for more than 8 years

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementMove on to the next phase with stronger focus on improving market presence and market share

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Leading without imagination.

Project Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nokia Solutions and Networks

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My first company after graduation

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Chengdu, Sichuan (China)

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

ProsGood company culture and you could always get help from other guys when needed;
Has good training for employees;
Good work/life balance

ConsLots of change in the past 2 years, it seems to miss its direction when facing the challenge from the Chinese company such as Huawei.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

PMO Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsWorking environment is great, great company to work for.

ConsToo much politics, power grabbing is very common and sometimes people become too selfish and always put their interest before the company's

Advice to Senior ManagementBring open communication back to the company as we used to have it the the Nokia days in 2000s.

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

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nokia Solutions and Networks full-time for more than 5 years

Prosvery Relax environment with goon incentives for retention
Good incentives
Good bonus

ConsLearning curve drops in one year.
Hard to identify the under performing guy in big poool and same mistakes are being repeated.
Tough future ahead
social activeness plays vital role in getting higher in management roles.

Advice to Senior ManagementDont repeat same mistakes.

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

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research and development oriented , good learning !

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Nokia Solutions and Networks full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood opportunities of learning and career building , good salary, good bonus

Consincrements are low , less global opportunities , sometimes work pressure is much

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A very good company to work for

Core Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Baghdad (Iraq)

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

Proswork environment is very professional, yet friendly. Management is well selected, although mostly its non-locals & usually Lebanese. Training is offered to help enable employees to new products.

ConsIts not easy to acquire practical knowledge working for nsn, not to mention the difficulty of working with international colleagues who might be serving the same project as you are.

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

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Fantastic experience!

Communications Specialist (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at Nokia Solutions and Networks as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsGreat working experience. Very employee-friendly policies. I worked for 2.5 years and had a baby also during my tenure. I got immense support during toughest times and hands-on training when I felt stuck.

ConsOnly if they had budgets for conversions, considering high performing contractors and convert them into permanent employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue people who work for you!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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