We actually haven’t heard too much of bitter comments from Nokia employees who have left the company in the past 2-3 years. Nokia has also done all it can do to help people leaving the company, what example was big help creating Jolla last year.
Eero Penttinen who was working around Qt inside Nokia but the left the company recently has good things to say about Elop.
Don’t agree with guys who claim Elop is the worst CEO ever. He has brought lot of fresh ideas how to do things. – Penttinen
My view is that Elop did rightly so shake the foundations of Nokia because there are clearly people in Nokia in high positions that are way out of the modern world, much of people that seem to have been in the Symbian camp.
That said it’s clear already that how the death of Symbian was put out and some other decisions made where just simply put bad managing. Again, Q4 will tell us so much when it comes to Nokia’s future.
Last year was the most exciting in my Nokia career – seldom have teams been so empowered and motivated. – Penttinen
There was this quite exciting news week ago about Nokia filling more patents last year than ever before. It’s now about bringing these new things to actual products in timely manner, something that has always been a problem with Nokia.
Less talk, more action.
Doing things in secret and not announcing “news” months ahead is also a crucial learning… – Penttinen
Only thing to say there is, why it took so long to understand this? Granted Nokia has likely had it’s hands full with the problems developing Symbian phone and needing to push aggressively new software, rather than the smooth sailing on Android and iOS at the moment.
Nokia’s Windows Phones have at least kept the release windows small, trend that will hopefully continue when Nokia World 2012 comes nearer.