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Nearly 12 years of great culture

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Nortel fit my personality: it was never cutthroat. It was an easy-going place.
They focused on support. It was not just about the sales cycle, about getting product to customers and then abandoning them.
Developed and acquired really innovative technology in lots of areas (fiberoptic transmission, VoIP switching, VoIP call centres, LAN/WAN, telephony applications).

Cons

Wasn't cut-throat enough to survive from a sales, or cutting dead wood, point of view. The easy-going nature, and the legacy of coming from a bureaucratic research company, meant we never had the killer startup instinct.
Portfolio was too broad. There were too many underperforming divisions that were kept around for far too long.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too late now: Nortel was liquidated a couple of years ago.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Good place to work. Relaxing and a lot of benefits.

    Cons

    The company is really going downhill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do whatever you can to save the company.

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    OK but not brilliant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Nice company culture and attitude

    Cons

    Lack of direction & vision, lack of assertiveness

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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