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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 for 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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No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - MTS1  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - MTS1 in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Open environment promoting innovation & learning

    Cons

    hike normalization was a demorilzing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of hike normalization & reward innovation

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    No opinion of CEO
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    Nice work&social experience

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    Current Employee - Expert Integration Engineer  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Expert Integration Engineer in Istanbul (Turkey)

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

    Pros

    Have chance to travel outside
    Daily allowance is remarkable.
    Assignments on international projects.
    Feasible internal structure to jump to another position.
    Remote office is possible.
    Everybody has lunch or coupon option.

    Cons

    Organizational structure is always in change.
    Base salary is not as much competitive as other telecom vendors.
    Company share or company car is not offered if you are not at certain grade level.
    Strict local human resource policies had tightened level-grade-salary-promote rectangle but it is getting better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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