Nortel Networks
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte

Chris Ricaurte

(13 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Death of an Industry Giant

    Senior Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
    Richardson, TX

    ProsGreat place to work with many smart inovative people. Good Benefits. competitive salaries. Great products and a wonderful customer base

    ConsExecutive churn and mismanagment caused the downfall of this company. Late to the market with products because of a lack of focus and comitment.

    Advice to Senior Managementto late now

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It used to be good before the bankruptcy

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Richardson, TX

    ProsNone except easy work and going home early

    ConsStuck in the same position for a long time

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou raised your forecast before bankruptcy..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    waste of time

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Richardson, TX

    Prosgood salary, good benefits, relaxed environment

    Consmany to list here...wasted so much money on internal controls

    Advice to Senior Managementshould have had a good CEO

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working condition at Nortel

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Richardson, TX

    ProsIt has quite a few good people in the company, and dedicated to their works, and have been there for a very long time.

    ConsIt is a very corrupt place, it is basically who you know, not what you know type of environment. The chance of getting promoted is only someone left or died.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour actions have led to the company's bankruptcy. Many people got impacted because of that.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job for telecommuters

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Richardson, TX

    ProsCultural Diversity
    Ability to Telecommute
    Highly skilled employees to work with

    ConsIn bankruptcy
    Very few employees left
    No future with the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementFinalize the bankruptcy and move on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nortel was a great company, but all things come to an end due to poor leadership.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Richardson, TX

    Prosnot many of the last few years.

    Consspiral tumble since the financial scandal, stupid ideas never helped us recover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey must puch back to the executives, informing them what is not working, rather than being YES men.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A once-proud company going down for the second time.

    Senior Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Richardson, TX

    ProsA player in the cutting edge of technology. Good educational opportunities. The possibility of advancing in management rapidly (if that is your career goal).

    ConsAuthoritarian management, sometimes ridiculous work hours, poor place for advancement for purely technical people. If you are not a manager, you are treated as a piece of equipment, to be used and then discarded. Poor quality of products.
    Management focuses entirely on deadlines, and products are rushed to market with little or no testing and are consequently of very poor quality. Time that could be spent on doing the job right the first time is instead spent on patching a very flawed program so it works at some minimal level of reliability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people as assets to the company, not liabilities. Focus on long-term goals, not just the closest deadline. At this point, however, it may be too late......

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No hope...

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Richardson, TX

    ProsNortel used to be an excellent place to work but it is not the case any more.
    In the past few years, things have gone from bad to worst especially under the leadership of Mike Z. The fun of doing the work has completely been destroyed.

    ConsThe biggest problem is management incompetency and insincerity. It is a shame if this once great company has to go under.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop 10 senior management should volunteer to lower their compensation to $1 a year each. Recognize that blindly application of six sigma without understanding the nature of Nortel's products is a waste of time and resources.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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