Nortel Networks Interview Questions

Updated Jul 3, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mysore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Nortel Networks (Mysore (India)) in September 2009.

    Interview

    1-Technical Written round 2- Technical Interviews - Networking and c programming 1-HR Interview with the Director of the Company

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    5.4 Lac

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Nortel Networks in January 2009.

    Interview

    Applied to the position online via website. Was contacted by phone to schedule an in person interview. Two separate interviews, one with someone from HR and another with the hiring manager. Was questioned extensively on project management techniques, challenging situations and how to deal with them. Also asked about motivating teams.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Nortel Networks (Mississauga, ON (Canada)) in January 2009.

    Interview

    This interview took place several years ago...not sure if it applies. It was an internal hire so the interviewer knew me and we focused on the technology and where the business was going, how to grow it, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question was how to grow a certain business given the fact that it might not be the 'core' business driver for Nortel as a whole   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Very straightforward.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    got this job thru internal interview process

    Negotiation

    internal

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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Cruz, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Nortel Networks (Santa Cruz, CA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nortel Networks in January 2010.

    Interview

    Interview was good and face to face was about an hour long. Manager and other people in the interview was nice. They let me ask a lot of questions. They made me feel that I already had the job.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    It took about 3 weeks to get all the paper work and on boarding process completed.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Nortel Networks in July 2011.

    Interview

    I received a call for on site interview. I did not like flight arrangements as I got a connecting flight. First interview was with HR for about a half hour. Then 1:1 interviews with 4 team memebrs. It was boring as I had to repeat the same story over again.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nortel Networks in June 2008.

    Interview

    behavioral interview - skills sets discussed

    Reasons for Declining

    better offer other firms

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    Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Nortel Networks (Ottawa, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    apply to external postings

    Interview Questions

    • do you really think you can do this job   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Nortel Networks (Research Triangle Park, NC) in January 2009.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the entire group at once.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation necessary.

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