Nortel Networks

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Nortel Networks Reviews in Richardson, TX

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
453 Reviews
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
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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

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    • 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.

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    • 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.  

    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
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  5.  

    Excellent products; poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Great culture and good technology

    Cons

    Shifting priorities too often to execute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep better books and hold management accountable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful, till laid off

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    A great community of people who care for the same end result. You are never held back because of who you are or what you do.

    Cons

    The stress of seeing your co-workers (friends) getting laid off. Not knowing what the future holds and how the end result will be for you

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a great experience and too bad the comany was bankrupt.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nortel Telecom MSO in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Nortel Telecom MSO in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    great experience great company company. The benefits were greats the environment was great.
    I really thinkNortel should come back and canadian govt should back it

    Cons

    too focused on cisco and forgot to create a date centric work force. Wireless plans were greats but lacked the aggression of ericsson and nokia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should have bought companies that were complementing not just for the sake of buying.
    ALU and NOKIA are good examples on how to survive.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Instsrutor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Good overall work enviroment and staff

    Cons

    Lots of info and technology to keep up with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More cross training would be nice.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good bye Nortel....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of the Scientific Staff in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Member of the Scientific Staff in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Best Reasons: Opportunity to move into different positions within the company. Rewarded for work on special projects. Laid Back environment.

    Cons

    Massive Layoffs since 2000. The employees that were recently laid off prior to backruptcy recieved no severance. There were too many layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many layers of management. Too many acquisitions that did not add value to the company. Failure to merge with other players when concolidation occured.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nortel Networks, no longer here, but a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Very bright people, very polite and respectful, management was very open to career changes, challenging work on new technology

    Cons

    Nortel did a lot of in-house development of tools/development environment. Experience with these tools does not make you marketable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Next time, try to avoid bankruptcy. Have a better vision of what the market will need.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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