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Great opportunities, processes and benefits

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Component Engineer/SRM  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Former Employee - Component Engineer/SRM in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

Pros

Career opportunities
Pay and benefits
International experience
Robust and feature rich products
Management support of telecommuting and dependable Nortel tools enabling remote connections
Family / Work balance
Training and mentor programs
Cross functional team work

Cons

Long work days
Work overload in some areas causing limiting progress

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ensure understanding of team member activities, constraints and needed resources.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Nearly 12 years of great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for 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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    Engineer

    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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