Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
441 Reviews
3.2
441 Reviews
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
Chris Ricaurte
93 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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  1.  

    Loved working at Nortel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Shouldn't have sold the 5 business units.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience with Nortel was a brilliant experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Specialist in Richardson, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    I am interested in a work-life balance.

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

    Outstanding company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    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.

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  5.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Love management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best place ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, dress code, great employee events. I loved this place!

    Cons

    Nortel no longer exists so you won't get paid if you still work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greedy sobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Relaxed, worked with people who care. Was able to get things done

    Cons

    not the best paid. they no longer exist

  8.  

    The work was challenging and very rewarding. I liked to work in a fast-paced environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist/Human Resources Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist/Human Resources Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Very good environment with excellent co-workers

    Cons

    In January 2009, the Company filed bankruptcy and it became difficult to stay motivated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    motivate employees an give valuable feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nortel Router Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great products, coworkers were fantastic great group of folks

    Cons

    Tough to get proper mentoring from senior engineers, Management could be a bit flighty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Produce better marketing

  10.  

    Rewarding and challenging.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best companies I ever had the pleasure to work.

    Cons

    Position security. Much reorganizing and outsourcing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company to work at. Many employee perks and incentives.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits we excellent

    Cons

    Company no longer exist, sold off into different business units

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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