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Nortel Networks Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Network Engineer Interview

Network Engineer
Santa Cruz, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Nortel Networks in March 2010.

Interview Details – People I met during the interview process were really helpful. Scheduling interviews was easy as the employees displayed a lot of flexibility. They were looking for someone who is motivated to work for the company and fluent in Network protocols they support. In the end, I was probably not Senior enough for the job.

Interview Question – They asked a lot of BGP questions, some of which were difficult. Some of the more obscure commands also came-up and caught me off guard.   Answer Question

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Product Manager Interview

Product Manager

Interviewed at Nortel Networks

Interview Details – As I was internal candidate, interview process was not that stricy .They mainly focussed on my product knowledge as it was inbound Product Mgmt position. My previous role was escallation lead for the same product line . They have checked my indepth domain knowledge, communication skill and social skill to match with the existing team

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate much as I was eagerly waiting for the position

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Plano, TX

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Nortel Networks in February 2013.

Interview Details – I had a total of 3 interviews. Overall, I would say it was a positive experience. The work environment is friendly and you can tell that there are a good number of people who work from home. They had a snack area that was free which was a good idea. I would like to work there.

Interview Question – They had for a question about Object Oriented designed which was pretty obscure.   Answer Question

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Systems Engineer Interview

Systems Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Nortel Networks.

Interview Details – Technical interviews - a full day process.

Interview Question – Why do you want to join this company.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Program Manager Interview

Program Manager

Interviewed at Nortel Networks

Interview Details – Great work environment. Easy hiring process.

Interview Question – What is your favorite fruit?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Research Triangle Park, NC

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Nortel Networks in January 2009.

Interview Details – Interviewed with the entire group at once.

Interview Question – Do you like Sushi?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation necessary.

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Very Easy Interview

Business Systems Analyst Interview

Business Systems Analyst
Boston, MA

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Nortel Networks in January 2009.

Interview Details – The interview process what a bit strange as it was completely over the phone, and didn't require any face to face interaction (or even video chat interaction). There were a few one on one sections of the interview and then it finished with a group chat. There weren't many deep technology questions, instead mostly background questions.

Interview Question – none   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no real negotation, it was very much 'take it or leave it'

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Communications Specialist Interview

Communications Specialist
Research Triangle Park, NC

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Nortel Networks.

Interview Details – I was first emailed for writing samples and then completed a telephone interview with my soon-to-be supervisor. I was then asked in for an in-person interview with members of the team I'd be joining.
The people interviewing me were most concerned I'd fit the dynamic of the team they had in place so it was difficult to know what skills and specialties to share that would or would not fit the space they had available.
Other questions were typical: describe a situation where you overcame difficulties, etc.

Interview Question – I was asked for my perception of the company's current difficulties, which included preparing to declare bankruptcy. As a comms person, discussing these issues in a delicate but accurate manner was important for the job.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was offered more than I'd ever made before and accepted eagerly.

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Average Interview

Sales Manager Interview

Sales Manager
Plymouth, MI

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Nortel Networks in February 2010.

Interview Details – first - phon interview, onsite interview . 5 people one by one to inveriew. also some facilityvisiting. team meeting.topics from behaviors to technical, company outlook. some psy interview.

nice work place. HR' is very pushing demanding. the hiring process is too long

Interview Question – introducing yourslef   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Business Line Manager Interview

Business Line Manager
Research Triangle Park, NC

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Nortel Networks in September 2009.

Interview Details – Since I transfered from one division of Nortel Networks (Carrier) to another division of Nortel Networks (Enterprise) this was an internal move with verly few interviews involved. The whole process was very relaxed and informal, but perhaps this was because I have worked for the Enterprise division previously. Not written job description was provided so it was hard to know if you were meeting your targets.

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – Lateral move

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