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Nortel Networks Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 25, 2014
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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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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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Software Engineer
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Nortel Networks in March 2009.

Interview Details – I was called by phone to schedule an interview. This was followed by an email. The email details the location and time of the interview (but no names of interviewers).
I was interviewed by two people - a senior manager and my direct manager. The interview questions were majorly skill-based. They also asked a couple of behavioral questions. The interview took about 1 hour.

Interview Question – Have you had conflict with your colleagues? How did you resolve the conflict? What kind of people do you like working with?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no much room for negotiation. They offered salary within industry standard for new grads.

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Software Engineer
Mysore (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Nortel Networks in September 2009.

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

Interview Question – Networking Round   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – 5.4 Lac

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Software Engineer

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Nortel Networks in January 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interviews give the company a chance to get a feel for your skill-set, interests, desired compensation etc., and see if there is a match between their needs and your strengths. If there is enough common ground, then the phone interviews are almost always followed-up by an in-person interview. Phone interviews are generally conducted in two steps. The first step is with a recruiter in Human Resources. The second step is a technical interview, usually with one of the people you would be working with.

Interview Question – what's the challenge in the work.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Nortel Networks in November 2007.

Interview Details – Was new-grad hiring process. Not useful anymore as company has gone bankrupt and froze hiring.

Interview Question – How are you qualified for this position?   Answer Question

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