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4.2
Average Rating
(based on 414 Alcatel-Lucent Review Ratings)
Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.8
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.4
Rewards You Receive
4.0
Support You Get
4.2
Way You Work
4.3
Work Setting
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"My job at Alcatel was the best ever. I was able to use my imagination skills."
Posted 11 years ago in Plano, TX
Product Development Engineer
in Norcross, GA

"Enjoyable and challenging with great core people."

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Chance for exciting fiber optics technology and growing market with unique challenges in design and manufacturing. The core team people were impressive in their knowledge."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Exhibit creativity and knowledge in fiber optics. Be progressive and assertive."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Upper management lacked a decisive and competitive spirit. Timid about embracing 21st century tools and use of versatile small teams."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The makeup of the company is strong with a great technology past. Utilize it to spring forward in industry where smaller companies have started leading the market."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Test Engineer
in Naperville, IL

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"The corporate culture and the trust for a person to complete a quality project before time."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company has now merged with Alcatel. It still provides challenging projects."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Too many cross referenced teams may be counter productive to project success."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Feasibility reports must be realistic, especially with inputs from people who are going to execute the project."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
VP of Information Technology
in Calabasas, CA

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Challenging projects, the culture, benefits, future growth, strong management, location."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask about the culture and equal opportunity and the future of the company."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Too much politics, weak management, no growth, immoral company, discrimination."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have some fun, trust your employees but verify, challenge your employees."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Director of Strategic Planning
in New Providence, NJ

"Informal empowering environment, with lots of opportunity to grow."

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Informal environment and opportunities to grow, history, quality of people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Talk about action (focus on what you have done rather then just job roles)."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"There has not been top line growth for a long time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep focus on execution. Provide clearer communication and objectives to employees."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Business Development Manager
in Naperville, IL

"I have had a great career and am grateful to my company. It is struggling."

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Great benefits and I am well respected at this company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company is struggling and burning through $600m in cash a year."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"The company has lost $10B over the past 6 years and has layed off 60,000 workers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus on core competencies, need to eliminate layers of management."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Software Engineer
in Naperville, IL

"Overall, it was a great experience until the time I was layed off."

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"I enjoyed the type of work I was doing as well as the people I worked with."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Not really anything different from interviewing any other company, just answer questions as honestly and the best you can."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"There was not really anything that I disliked besides having to be let go."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None really, I believe management did a good enough job under the circumstances."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Technical Operations Manager
in San Ramon, CA

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"The fast paced enviroment, dealing with all of the customers and working with the engineers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This is a wonderful company. Be ready to do what it takes. There are lots of changes."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"It closed my division right after the dot com bust."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hang in there. Expand service offerings. Expand client base. Explore other opportunities."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Integration Engineer

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Work as a team member who can share and learn from each other."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do some basic preparation prior to the interview, e.g. research the company profile, position expectation, etc."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Lack of challenge and there was no room for advancement in the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Should put more efforts to new product development in new areas."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
North American Supply Chain Manager
in Platte City, MO

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Global company with multiple changes and continuous challenges on daily basis. Based on changing customer needs."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do a complete research of the company of the fiscals and financial reports."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"The company has been constantly laying off, giving a low morale. There has not been any pay raises for the last 6 years."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Think outside the box, do the right thing versus what the customer is demanding."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Telecommunications Test Engineer
in Charlotte, NC

"Excellent. Good people, great upper and middle management."

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Good people, a chance to innovate and a general freedom to perform your responsibilities. This is at the local level."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Depending on the position. If it is an engineering position, be positive and confident."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Once you broke out of the locale facility, there was a lot of red tape to wade through."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The middle and upper management I worked for, directly, was outstanding. I learned a lot from their leadership example."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Consultant

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Lucent Technologies was a company with real soul and innovation. It was an exciting place to be at the time."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company no longer exists and my comments for interviewing with Alcatel-Lucent are more relevant."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"There was nothing bad about Lucent Technologies. Management were highly supportive of innovation and growing the business was easy."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"You shouldn't have merged with Alcatel... but I understand it was inevitable."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Director of Security Services

"This company is a Progressive Security Solutions Leader."

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"The management freedom to build the business was refreshing at ALCATEL-LUCENT."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to work hard in your role for excellent rewards."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"The merging of American and French corporate cultures created some ongoing challenges."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Remain open minded about ongoing opportunities and stay serviced and software focused rather than relying on hardware sales all the time."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Architect
in Agoura Hills, CA

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"My paycheck and sometimes the challenges, as well as some of my coworkers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you are familiar with ALU's salaries scale or you will get peanuts."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Corporate culture, silos and competition among business units, fake communication."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Fire all top-level manager who perpetuate our siloed culture. There."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Database Analyst
in Charlotte, NC

"My experience at Lucent was great."

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"I liked the support we got from the engineers and training."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"I didn't like some people that worked there and also some of the managers didn't have people skills."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have people skills, be more polite and considerate to people's feelings."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Member of Technical Staff
in Naperville, IL

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"The atmosphere of the company and its personnel is amiable and proficient."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Identify the expertise required for a particular position to meet your experience."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Was not challenging enough. The company stock was worthless."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Do not provide company stock as incentive if it is worthless."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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