Software Development Engineer (Current Employee), Ashburn, VA – January 25, 2014
Pros: free parking, stock, travel
Cons: short breaks
US government contractor...Tier 2 support Network/Software Engineer, great co worker, great work conditions and staff management and engineering team. Nothing really hard and just freedom and lost of hard work and fun.
Transmission Engineer - UNOC Manesar (Current Employee), Manesar, Gurgaon, India – December 9, 2012
Pros: only knowledge gain option
Cons: isolaton from the city, no restraunts/ break-out area near the premises
The overall experience is good as we have a multi vendors in our network. Each day I learn something new from the network. All the colleagues are supportive. Management is sometime harsh over the work completion, yet the work is done in time. Isolation of the of the workplace from the city. No stalls/ facility of snacks near the premises.
Finance-Sales Administration (Former Employee), Kanata, ON – October 1, 2012
Pros: dragonwaves social committee held frequent activities for all employees to participate in.
A typical day at work is liasing with the sales executives,and logistics teams ensuring all purchase orders received met the contractual obligations between the company and the customer. The most enjoyable part of the job was customer satisfaction and recongition of a job well done. I learned that my extensive background in Sales Administration helped – more... the company improve and benefit from my input on how to improve in the automation of processes for a faster turn around time in sales orders from the time the PO was received to the customer receiving product. – less
Order Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee), Kanata, ON – May 30, 2012
Pros: hour lunches
Cons: repetitive work
A typical day at work would consist of get sales orders from the management team to process into a system called SAP. However the sales orders are the same type of orders because our account is Sprint (telecommunications company) and they want a lot of the same work done in several areas in the United States. So because of that our work is very repetitive. – more... I've learned how to use SAP and how to work in the corporate culture. My co-workers are awesome, we get along very well and I would say the most enjoyable part of the job is when our lunch comes, because the co-workers and myself get to laugh and talk about things not related to work. There isn't a lot of movement within this department, therefore it's a very entry level kind of job. – less
Marketing Manager (Former Employee), Plano, TX – June 11, 2014
Pros: telecommuting, work/life balance
Cons: everything else
I came into Alcatel-Lucent when the company was struggling financially. Once we gained a new CEO, confidence in the company surged and I believed everything would be better.
Long story short, because of ALU's soaring costs, the company has suspended raises (even with promotions), given bonuses very sparingly, and reduced benefits (including 401k compensation). – more... This results in overworked and underpaid employees, which dampens company morale and makes the workplace strained.
I do believe the company's cost-cutting measures will result in the ultimate turnaround and ALU will be a successful company: however, that will take a couple of years. The company needs to (and eventually will) learn how to treat its employees better as many left the confusing re-organization structure for better opportunities (myself included).
The company supports telecommuting and working at home which is very helpful for those who would have a long commute or need a flexible schedule for family arrangements. – less
Great work environment and new challenges everyday.
Communications Service Installer (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TX – June 9, 2014
Pros: traveling and compensation.
Cons: being on call sometimes.
Always a new challenge and change of scenery working in the field. Management were great with communication and coworkers were very supportive of each other. Sometimes on call, but traveling was enjoyable.
Customer Care Coordinator / Training Analyst (Former Employee), Altamonte Springs, FL – June 4, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: the unknown future - constant downsizing
ALU objectives are in the best interest of the business and it's customers. ALU is hard pressed to satisfy and rebuild it's reputation as a leading communications company. In doing so very flexible in supporting their employees hours and life outside of ALU with many opportunities to work onsite as well as remote. Happy employees makes productive employees.
Roll Out Manager (Former Employee), Guayaquil – May 29, 2014
Pros: free lunchs
Monitor project progress and daily overcome and optimize , solve daily problems manage project within a given budget Good team work make daily goals are met and the manager sastifacer country the completion of the project in a timely manner