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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
450 Reviews
3.3
450 Reviews
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
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98 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance as long as you meet your deliverables (in 28 reviews)

  • The ability to work from home was great (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management made poor buying decisions (in 28 reviews)

  • Even through chapter 11 the company did what they could for their employees (in 14 reviews)

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91 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    not a place to work any more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company, bad management is

    Cons

    bad management test is new

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out or leave employees alone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Nortel Networks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good products and people, green networking products that use less energy.

    Cons

    Poorly run company. Difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on ease of doing business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The people I worked with are great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    R & D division has had great talents.

    Cons

    Executive management team did not care about people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No directions for people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bubble blast

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great technologies, great potential, products that serve purpose.

    Cons

    Management was clueless, money hungry with no vision on how to keep a 100 year old company with experience and 1 billion worth of patents in business. Sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to jail and do not collect 200$.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    bankrupt company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    none that i can see.

    Cons

    Great company in its heyday. now it is just a shell corporation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not the best fit for a mom

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Ok money no time at home

    Cons

    No time at home with family

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Bad management

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    pretty flexible in term of H1B and green card application

    Cons

    no direction on product development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nortel - gone.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technology challenges faded, but business acumen sharpened by slow demise over 10 years

    Cons

    Tough to work for a company in bankruptcy followed by liquidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    First technology job out of college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company had a large corporate structure with great benefits and many very experienced members of their team.

    Cons

    They were going bankrupt and people were afraid of being laid off at any time (like i was). The company would lie to employees saying everything was great, and then let another group go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and upfront with where the company stands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    great company, poor leaadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AE National in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - AE National in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great comp plans and good money

    Cons

    poor leadership and bad mangement skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to all employees and streamline internal processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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