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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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    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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    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

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