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management needs alot of improvement; do not have a clear direction or plan to improve

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Alcatel-Lucent full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

long history, too bad its going down hill now

Cons

not making any money; frozen salaries and no bonus.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

cut red tape; empower people; stop second guessing; allow risk taking

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 (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
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