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Unfaithfull to their contractors/contract obligations.

Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Sacramento, CA

ProsStayed away from me and let me work. My contract had me working onsite at a fortune 500 corporation and they were very happy with my work, so Nortel Mgt had no reason to bother me.
6 month contract extended three times into two full years.

ConsNortel Enterpise Operate was contracted to provide onsite services, they sub-contracted through a technical staffing company. After a couple of contract extensions they made me switch to a different staffing company which made me go through crap to get hired through the new company because their standard contract was so assinine that I would not sign. I made them rewrite 17 points of the contract or I would not continue the successfull work I was already onsite and doing. They had to cave, but how stupid. Then, Nortel Enterprise Operate never told the orginating staffing company what was going on and abanded them, and me to tell them I was no longer working for their company.
When the contract for the client finaly did end, Nortel provided me with no support in finding another position within the organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementAll are gone and/or merged into AVAYA.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunities to stretch

    Marketing (Former Employee) Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros: One of the best aspects of working at Nortel was the culture of giving opportunities for growth and achievement. I experienced it myself and saw… Cons: Numerous layoffs and rumors of layoffs put a damper on both morale and productivity. It was hard to plan budgets or schedules when you didn't… More

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    Once a market mover, could not come out of downturn due to scandals, wrong strategy

    Technical Advisor (Former Employee) Richardson, TX

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

    Pros: Was a great company to work for. People would retire… Cons: The high valued acquisitions of late 90's and the tech bubble burst changed it… Advice to Senior Management: Company went bankrupt in Jan 2009, so this section is… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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