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Used to be a great company & industry. Telecom bubble burst & cheaper competition has taken its toll !

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Murray Hill, NJ (US)
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Murray Hill, NJ (US)

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

Pros

Great benefits package, proud heritage - Bell Labs, great team & flexible schedule, still has the innovation humming but on a back burner.

Cons

Cheaper overseas competition & foreign government supported companies has taken its toll on the business. The North American & European economic struggles are certainly not helping. The industry & company continues to struggle ever since the telecom bubble burst in early 2000s.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The number of employees left is the lowest it can go. Invest heavily in the next generation changing technology and own & protect it- innovation is the key to break out of the downward spiral OR acquire enterprise business competitor OR sell the enterprise business.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

1363 Other Employee Reviews for Alcatel-Lucent (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Its a company with great invention

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time

    Pros

    Good people, great product, lead the market with new invention

    Cons

    Giant company tends slow to move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do their big home work before start to take off

  2.  

    Very good company up to 2006, then a never ending collapse

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - R&D Director
    Former Employee - R&D Director

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    These days, there are none. Company is really bad and is getting worst everyday. It used to be a very good R&D center, customer focus and very innovative. But this was a couple of years ago.

    Cons

    Telco is over, not sure what to expect from this business these days. I would rather make a u turn and keep valuable people to create a complete new business. Not much to expect from telco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go away from telco, make a drastic change if some valuable people are still on board!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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