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Nokia Networks Reviews

Updated 13 September 2014
Updated 13 September 2014
1,148 Reviews
3.4
1,148 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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  1.  

    Great synergies directly after the fusion, the reality turned out to become the end of the Siemens technologies

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people & capabilities. The converged space was an asset not many other Telco vendors could offer to the degree NSN did.

    Cons

    The workculture was was globally oriented with local points of variation, having worked in Europe and Australia I can attest the difference of chalk and cheese. The firm had consistent economical problems which drove a culture that was based on short term results rather than longterm strategies. The demise has long been on the horizon when eventually the Melbourne office closed shop and all Siemens business units sold of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a global leadership program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Values maybe no longer practiced: Communicate openly, innovate, focus on the customer, inspire, win together

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    It seems that the visitors (working on a 457 or other visa) who took over much of management and the technical/engineering positions have some opportunities at Nokia in Australia and New Zealand.

    Cons

    Today (on completion of their CMO>PMO>FMO) nearly all intellectual property, opportunities for training, technical expertise etc. have moved off-shore to their global services delivery centre GDC (GSD) in India, leaves little locally. Hence, virtually no opportunities in ANZ. NSN, is now known as "Nokia" they say is quickly becoming (little more than)an India software house, internal rumours indicate is about to be acquired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The global blueprint (one-shoe-size-fits-all) the loss of autonomy at the local level prevents fit-to-market (not to mention loss of agility) address your high turnover of staff in India, try to listen to what your former APAC customers say about your company. As we said since NSN day 1, your people are your company. So stop telling your people: “you do not own shares in the company”. You are already well beyond the "do the best we can with what remains" stage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    poor management and poor pay raises when you work there

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    None, they pay on time. Otherwise its was not a positive experience.

    Cons

    Management is busy with itself, constant new restructurings, changes never ending.
    Motivation is low as more and more work is being moved to India, and the company changed to an Indian company with no western values.
    Bottom line, one of the worst employers I had in 25years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being busy with positioning yourself for new roles and work on the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Disappointing Leadership in Sydney

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Nokia Networks as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Some excellent work in Europe, good ethics and culture. Community focused. Skilled staff. Flexible working in Sydney, friendly teams.

    Cons

    Majority of staff lost their jobs in Sydney due to poor leadership and loss of major contract (termination through litigation). Some dubious ethics witnessed and further global job reductions. Some disastrous off-shoring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Europe has it right, why re-invent everything when they've already published the methodologies and have the processes?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    NSN is a great place to develop yourself while you are working.

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    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Sydney

    I have been working at Nokia Networks as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    training, inspiring people, opportunity to develop skills and upto-date with upcoming technologies.

    Cons

    I don't have any downside for NSN

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It is a good telecom company to stay

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Company culture is nice, you will learn things new.

    Cons

    Salary may not be leading and the job gets done really depends on self-discipline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep stable, not always change Organization.........

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great technology company but going through changes

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia Networks

    Pros

    If you work in mobile networks then this is the place to be, you will work with some of the best minds in the business. NSN's technology (especially LTE and LTE-Advanced) is world class and product line staff are very approachable. The online training portal is excellent and if you are a self starter you can learn a lot here.

    Cons

    The company is going through a huge cost saving initiative at present which means that if you have come from a company that offers a lot of perks you will probably be disappointed at NSN. The restructuring process has been going on for almost a year which in my opinion is too long given that existing staff need to know that their jobs are secure,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even during a cost cutting phase, staff still need to feel appreciated. This is especially applicable in a competitive industry like technology where you need to attract and retain top talent. There are inexpensive ways of showing appreciation, and those can mean a lot to people that are going through massive change in their working environment.

  9.  

    Inconsistent Leadership

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical
    Former Employee - Senior Technical

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

    Pros

    * Awesome people, both technical, project managers, and leaders
    * Good collaboration on projects, across teams
    * Diverse culture with a global footprint
    * Environmentally friendly

    Cons

    * Inconsistent leadership
    * High contractor ratio to permanent staff
    * No where near enough investment in R&D, which will have long term consequences
    * Lack of consistent long term vision = pessimistic outlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to the long term future for everyone in the company, that allows healthy, positive growth. Become one, striving forward together. That requires much better communication up and down the management tree. NSN has great horizontal collaboration, perhaps the best I have ever seen, but fails in the bottom up and top down communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Focusing on short term bottom line - ignoring human assets

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Excellent, dynamic and hard working technical people
    Global company allows career opportunities

    Cons

    Management under pressure to reduce cost at the expense of brain drain
    Local employees losing motivation as result of head count reductions whilst European offices seemingly unaffected
    Whilst some product ideas are sound, their implementation falls short and costs customer relationsips
    Competition eats away at market share

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great People - Struggling to Survive

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Nokia Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Smart resilient people having survived enormous change.
    -New strategy seem to be more relevant to todays' market - but will it be enough?
    -Better results for Q4 2012, Q1 2013. However, much of this due to severe cost cutting on top of existing sales pipeline. Will it last?

    Cons

    -Hard industry with rapidly diminishing margins and commoditisation of equipment which is primarily out of china now.
    -Poor product differentiation compared to Competitors.
    -Strong non-telco vendors quickly gaining market share.
    -Poor prospects with two parent organisations wishing to disengage from the organisation as soon as possible
    -Strong competitors rapidly taking away market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the strategy and do not deviate . Begin the process of deconstruction early rather than later. Reduce further to profitable and differentiable core - sell everything else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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