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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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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Alcatel-Lucent

  1.  

    Good working environment in a slightly aged and traditional company

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions, competitive salary, flexibility and personal/professional life conciliation, relocating opportunities worldwide, dynamic sector, establish vendor in european market, growing network portfolio

    Cons

    Company lacking renovation, slow to move and with an aging workforce. Market and sector dynamics often outpace internal motion. Current declining economical envirnoment seen as a challenge for company suvivability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rejuvenate workforce, implement sales-oriented/company performance benefits to encourage work through compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for internships

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    Former Employee - Technical Business Development Intern  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Technical Business Development Intern in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I worked at Alcatel-Lucent as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and relaxed work atmosphere
    Mentors are dedicated and want you to get the best work experience
    interaction with upper management is encouraged

    Cons

    no perks/holidays etc
    compensation is limited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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