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Incredible potential, sad demise

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Excellent people, leading edge technology, mature employee management practices.

Cons

Executives that concentrate on playing games rather than running the business.

Advice to Management

Think strategy in terms of product strategy, not political strategy.

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    How to bankrupt a successful company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only "Pros" I can think of were that I met & worked with many good people over the years.

    Cons

    The obvious place to start is that the management found a way to take a company that had been in business for more than 100 years & bankrupt it. There were so many "Cons" about working here, it's hard to even know where to start. The management was insulting, WAY over paid & all in all they were just plain terrible. Which is obvious again, because they ran the company into bankruptcy.

    Did I mention that they/we paid more than $21 MILLION US to Motorola to buy their CEO. They would have given him away for free just to get rid of him.

    They cheated thousands of employees that were laid off, out of their severance package.

    Advice to Management

    Do not show your faces around any former employees.

  2. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open communications although chapt 11 has been tough

    Cons

    Processes broken due to downsizing era

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