Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. Great People, Great Technologies, Cash Flow Issues...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - User Experience in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bankruptcy. Some culture clash between divisions and acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Too late now...


  2. Review of Nortel Networks Inc

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn about writing robust sofware

    Cons

    Too big and badly mismanaged by the executives.


  3. This is a review for a software designer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere it was good while it lasted. Good opportunities for new graduates and fosterd good camaraderie. Poor upper management

    Cons

    Slave drivers with no regard for people's personal times. Great working atmosphere it was good while it lasted. Good opportunities for new graduates and fosterd good camaraderie. Poor upper management


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  5. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nortel Networks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good work environment, very professional co-workers,

    Cons

    They gor rid of the manufacturer plants


  6. Downhill slide

    • 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)

    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

    Great co-workers, excellent facilities including variety of onsite food options and fitness facilities, very flexible work hours, many educational opportunities, good locations.

    Cons

    Management, particularly upper management, seemed disconnected from lower level employees. In later years particularly, too much outsourcing without apparent care for the results it would have.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when they ask hard questions, don't dismiss with stock answers.


  7. bad company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working 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

    no pros, just back memory

    Cons

    back credit, everything is bad, going down


  8. great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Verification Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Verification Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - amazing bunch of people, smart and no fuss - pretty cool technology - competitive salary, benefits and work environment

    Cons

    - mostly incompetent executives - slow to promote, not necessarily on merit

    Advice to Management

    not much at this point, they already drove the company into the ground


  9. Working experieince in Nortel

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment and different races of people. They're not software/hardware centric as Nortel delivers telecommunication system. So far I enjoyed working there perviously

    Cons

    No people moving there. Only size reduction. People worry about whether they will have a job or not the next day. Not much fun to work lately

    Advice to Management

    Young engineers are important to the company, please consider that.


  10. Good company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Belleville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Belleville, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Good managers

    Cons

    Political, nothing else I can think of


  11. Was a fantastic place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Technology in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Technology in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working 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

    Freedom to be creative and full autonomy

    Cons

    bankrupt.. need I say more.

    Advice to Management

    You killed the company



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