Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
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22 Ratings

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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  1. Amazing company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    the benefits are great: dental, vision, medical. Even pet care they provide Nice employees and good team work environment

    Cons

    Too bad the company went through so much. Unfortunately they did not do well with their sales and it was poorly managed by the high ups

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and allow for them to be included in decisions


  2. Helpful (2)

    TOO BAD, GREAT COMPANY!

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved working at Nortel. It was a truly healthy place to work, people were great and work life balance fantastic.

    Cons

    Bankruptcy and mountains and mountains of lawsuits. The three Canadian executives which put Nortel into their death spiral got off, so no justice for a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to mention, company is gone. Current companies like Nortel are following suit by laying off constantly. Working in telecom sucks, it's a dog eat dog field of work.


  3. Director, Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Franklin, TN

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company! Great benefits, salaries, excellent products!

    Cons

    Top management drove the company in the ground!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees!


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  5. Great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Interesting work, always challenging. Great people to work with. Worked for them for 14 years and would have stayed longer.

    Cons

    Questionable top management back in late 90s


  6. Sr. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    wonderful colleages and work enviroment

    Cons

    Unable to keep company afloat


  7. great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, great place to work

    Cons

    no longer exists, too bad


  8. Loved working at Nortel

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best products. Best people, Best Customers, Best work life balence.

    Cons

    Accounting scandal, too many unknowns, no future growth.

    Advice to Management

    Shouldn't have sold the 5 business units.


  9. My experience with Nortel was a brilliant experience.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great office culture with open door policy. Excellent benefits and room for personal growth.

    Cons

    Nortel went out of business 2010.

    Advice to Management

    I am interested in a work-life balance.


  10. Outstanding company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nortel is the best company I have worked for because it had a great culture built around its employees.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.


  11. Fantastic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can remember

    Advice to Management

    Love management



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