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Good Company but struggled to remain competitive

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Former Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Overland Park, KS
Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Overland Park, KS

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

Pros

Good benefits and good people; opportunities for training although job movement could be a challenge

Cons

Too many acquisitions drained cash flow
Management made some odd strategic decisions
Hard to shed old Telco mentality

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid to take risks for future growth
Don't hold on to non profitable divisions

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Long Career that funded a great lifestyle, college education and wedding for my daughter

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Payed well and was big enough to allow a variety of career experiences that created very good employee mobility. It was a terrific place in the 90s and the learning environment was dynamic and challenging.

    Cons

    Towards the end, the whole company got into bunker mentality and became more and more internally focused. This is the point at which many customers wanted other options. It was also very political in the core. We had a great reputation as firefighters. That's because in a crisis, all the organization BS was set aside and we focused on the task. After the crisis, we reverted to type.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No longer relevant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great workplace

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    Former Employee - Product Support  in  Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Product Support in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment, always something new to work on

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, upper management only in it for themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be so greedy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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