Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Excellent Employer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Extremely nice colleagues - Well maintained campus

    Cons

    - Can be hard getting a project started


  2. Great place to work while it lasted

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Felt respected, well compensated, and had interesting work to do

    Cons

    Poor CEO resulted in company all but disappearing. Not sure there's anything left!

    Advice to Management

    R&D is important. Drasticly cutting back on R&D may have resulted in short-term gain in share price, but killed the company.


  3. Jr. Recruiter

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good food, good gym

    Cons

    Poor Management, not enough appreciation, lack of motivation

    Advice to Management

    improve your work


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  5. Nortel Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This was a great Canadian company to work for. It was the pride of a nation for over a century and provided many opportunities for its employees.

    Cons

    Greedy executives got in the way. Sadly, they tried to bring in too many American Execs who were more concernded with picking the bones dry than saving what was left of a Canadian institution.


  6. great company at one time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great company at one time

    Cons

    The company was once great but was not managed in the end

    Advice to Management

    -none


  7. A lot of learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nortel Networks as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work as inter in Optera branch. Mainly focus on firmware development. While there, I get to learn new technology, work independent, and under minimal supervision.

    Cons

    A lot of learning at beginning. You would have to work on your own with minimal help from mentor


  8. gained extensive hands on experience, fortunate to work for a great team

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Systems Designer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Systems Designer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great culture before going bankrupt. not so much anymore.

    Cons

    no clear direction anymore, job security no longer something on the table.


  9. Had a long and varied career - too bad that top management steered it into the ditch

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nortel was able to offer lots of opportunities with varied assignments and lots of interesting work. The best part was the high percentage of wonderful people to work with. The talent that was assembled was truly great. Nortel created some amazing products and was a class leader in its heyday. Facilities were good, equipment was high quality. Good work/life balance as long as you meet your deliverables.

    Cons

    Upper management dropped the ball and we all know what happened as a result.


  10. Intership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of Freebies, Excellent work environment

    Cons

    Company closed down otherwise great!


  11. great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good people, benefits, work at home policy

    Cons

    going bankrupt, leadership, the training was limited to on job experience



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