Nortel Networks

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I enjoyed working with the people at Nortel.

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Former Employee - Senior Member of Scientific Staff in Richardson, TX
Former Employee - Senior Member of Scientific Staff in Richardson, TX

I worked at Nortel Networks

Pros

Flexible work environment, telecommute friendly, great benefits & vacation.

Cons

Advancement difficult if not on highly visible project. Poor executive leadership. Too much reinventing the wheel. Too CMM level focused.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Managers, rotate people to different parts of project. Focus on journey of process improvement instead of CMM level

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    Loved it -- wish I was still there

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    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Manager in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Great people: loyalty to the company was very high, despite the turmoil
    Interesting industry: success depended on continuing innovation
    Unique culture: long, storied history mixed with start-up tech company feel

    Cons

    The company is going out of business, so there is very little need to search for jobs here in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership at this point is simply closing up shop, so there is very little point in giving feedback on running the company. It's a very sad ending and one can't help feel like it was avoidable if leadership decisions were different years ago.

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    Reduce and improve the time and cost of Nortel's products landed cost

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    Former Employee - Cost Reduction Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Cost Reduction Analyst in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Nortel produced some of the most advanced products in the telecommunications field. The OC switching and the Enterprise groups really have great product portfolios to compete with competitors. Wireless was solid in TDMA, CDMA and LTE. The people you worked with were on average great people both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    Too many layers, complex matrix environment, too many people duplicating effort, focused on the wrong product (UMTS) whent he industry was leap frogging to LTE. Enterprise group should have led the way more to cut costs and bring in more revenue with Nortel brand recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late the company is gone. So sad so many good people and products went under. If it comes back from the brink I would want to help bring this Canadian company back.

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