Nortel Networks

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Love this company

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

Pros

Training investment, work/life balance, generous total compensation package

Cons

Dot.com bust and disreputable management decisions lead Nortel to bankruptcy

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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)

    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 (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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