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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 (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. 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 (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    No longer relevant.


  2. Great workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Support in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Product Support in Morrisville, NC

    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

    Challenging work environment, always something new to work on

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, upper management only in it for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Do not be so greedy


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