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Nortel is a good place to work!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales in Sunrise, FL
Current Employee - Sales in Sunrise, FL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great company coming back. Good Sr. Management. Great Technology. Good benefits and environment. Solid on Enterprise solutions. Getting stronger on Services and Applications. Strong Partners in Microsoft and IBM. Leapfrogging the competition. Improving channel partners. Strong global presence. Good opportunities for development. Good people quality.

Cons

It doesn't use Marketing to their benefit. Not easy comeback from the reduction in previous years. As a 100 years plus company there are always things to improve.

Advice to Management

Sr. Management has a good plan to get Nortel back in track. They are listening to employees and focusing on the business that makes sense. Very transparent for employees, partners and customers.

Other Employee Reviews for Nortel Networks

  1. Helpful (2)

    Your contentment is highly dependent on your department and its leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent and opportunities to grow are improving due to the company's new focus on unified communications and other technologies. Balancing work and personal time is encouraged and supported by management. The launch of new technologies and partnerships such as the IBM partnership and Microsoft partnership are offering employees new avenues to grow and expand both their knowledge base and their careers. Opportunities to grow by transferring to different divisions or departments can be found and management is usually very helpful and supportive in assisting the transfers. Breadth of portfolio and respect for the Nortel brand engender employee pride in the company.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancing to senior positions; senior leadership positions have recently been going to those from outside the company. Also frequent churn in the management team has lead to employee uncertainty regarding direction and management loyalty to those who have been with the company a long time. The contributions of the loyal long term employees are sometimes taken for granted. Also, stock option grants have diminished greatly especially in recent years. A good portion of employees have not had sizable salary increases in over five years. There is an emphasis on hiring new grads rather than rewarding those with longevity. Resentment has been growing in the employee base.

    Advice to Management

    Do your own due diligence to really understand what is happening in the divisions. Information can be heavily filtered as it goes upwards. Do not assume new grads can do as well as those with longevity, even if they do cost the company less. Establish tenure guidelines for the GM's so their skills and ability to move with the market stays fresh.


  2. Helpful (1)

    The jury is still out on the managment of this company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, gym, cafeteria. Management is ecofriendly and encourages working from home in order to save on transportation costs. The company provides educational opportunities to its employees for professional certifications. A changing environment seems to be the norm as most of Nortel's solutions are cutting edge.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility. Most upper positions are filled with Canadians since this is a Canadian company. The company also has too many systems in place and is converting to an ERP. This is causing a bit or turmoil in jobs currently as employees try to convert and manage business as usual while undergoing change.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the worker bees. They know what the strengths and weaknesses are of the systems. They also know what productivity you are losing or gaining by converting to another ERP.


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