Overall a good place to work, though there is a philosophy that more and more of the support functions should be off-shored
No one I know thinks this is a successful strategy, including some of the management, but the cost reduction must look good on paper, since it does not factor in the huge productivity losses in trying to interact with colleagues in a different time-zone whom you never meet.
The model can only be effective when you have straight-forward tasks which can be achieved by following a standard process flow; however, such tasks are in fact candidates for automation. Anything requiring problem-solving and grey areas requires skilled local staff working collaboratively, however Nokia seems incapable of fostering such a culture
Nokia is also highly reluctant to invest in its staff, preferring instead to operate large parts of the business through the use of contractors
Some very good people
Very 'us and them' mentality even internally