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433 Reviews
433 Reviews
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
Chris Ricaurte
88 Ratings

    My experience with Nortel was a brilliant experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Commercial Specialist  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Specialist in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 10 years


    Great office culture with open door policy. Excellent benefits and room for personal growth.


    Nortel went out of business 2010.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am interested in a work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
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Nortel Networks Interviews

Updated Sep 7, 2014
Updated Sep 7, 2014

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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Cruz, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 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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    Difficult Interview

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Headquarters MISSISSAUGA, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By Reorganizing
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Nortel Networks has hung up on the telecom sector. Once one of the largest makers of telecommunications equipment in North America, it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009 and is in the process of liquidating its assets. The company made core network switching, wireless, and optical systems for network operators. Its wireline and enterprise network equipment included systems for digital voice and data switching, routing, and call center communications. Wireless products included cellular base stations and controllers. The company also made such long-haul fiber-optic... More

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