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Nortel Networks Reviews in Canada

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 94 reviews

19% Approve of the CEO

Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte

Chris Ricaurte

(16 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance as long as you meet your deliverables (in 27 reviews)

  • The ability to work from home was great (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management made poor buying decisions (in 29 reviews)

  • Even through chapter 11 the company did what they could for their employees (in 14 reviews)

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    Marketing Director

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat company to work with. Great mood.

    ConsBankrupted and this is a bad news.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company to work for, before it went into bankruptcy protection

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood salary, a lot of knowledgeable workforce

    Consunstable management, leading to the company's fall

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great place to start a career..

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe pay was competitive, the chance to learn different skills and technologies was unmatched. Great atmosphere and collegial, beautiful campus.

    ConsObviously.. absolutely no idea when it was all going to implode, which it did.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould have avoided some bad acquisitions, became too spread out and the finances were a mess. Never able to make a consistent profit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nurturing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetent colleagues, good work environment

    ConsProprietary technologies, too big team sizes.

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    Great company to work for

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsThorough process,solid product quality, treat employees well, enormous pop for career growth.

    ConsBad mgmt. endless spending on requisition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/a - titanic already sank.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company very bad boards

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people and great vision

    Conspoor board resulting in poor C-level leadership

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Support

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsInnovation, bleeding edge product development

    ConsPoor management. Couldn't see beyond their own vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo late

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    manager

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt was a great place to work with good people.

    ConsIt is gone.....someone dropped the ball.

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    Review of Nortel Networks Inc

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood place to learn about writing robust sofware

    ConsToo big and badly mismanaged by the executives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great People, Great Technologies, Cash Flow Issues...

    User Experience (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsReally talented people. Some really good legacy and new technologies.

    ConsBankruptcy. Some culture clash between divisions and acquisitions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo late now...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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