Nortel Networks
3.1 of 5 424 reviews
www.nortel.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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3.1 424 reviews

                             

25% Approve of the CEO

Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte

Chris Ricaurte

(85 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
424 Employee Reviews
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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
  • "There is absolutely NO job security at Nortel, at least in GPS (was GNPS, second-level support)"
    in 12 reviews
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    Nortel Router Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits, great products, coworkers were fantastic great group of folks

    ConsTough to get proper mentoring from senior engineers, Management could be a bit flighty

    Advice to Senior ManagementProduce better marketing

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    Rewarding and challenging.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOne of the best companies I ever had the pleasure to work.

    ConsPosition security. Much reorganizing and outsourcing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Excellent company to work at. Many employee perks and incentives.

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsPay and benefits we excellent

    ConsCompany no longer exist, sold off into different business units

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent products; poor management

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Richardson, TX

    ProsGreat culture and good technology

    ConsShifting priorities too often to execute

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep better books and hold management accountable

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

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    Crazy ride.

    Senior RF Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunrise, FL

    ProsPeople, technology, on the job training, benefits, compensation, conferences, networking, travel, diversity, bonuses, salary, incentives, invention awards, recognition, automated systems and services.

    ConsBankruptcy filing, repeated multiple criminal investigations, stock option loss, pension fund transferred to PBGC, layoffs of many good friends, uncertainty and confusion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTell the truth.

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

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    Great place to work

    Corrective Content Developer (Former Employee)
    Istanbul (Turkey)

    ProsVery friendly, relaxed work environment, unlimited free certification programs, training sessions. They offer great benefits ,compensation and bonuses.

    ConsThe only think I can think of is that one week per month I had to carry a pager which rang in the middle of night almost every night, I had to fix issues right away.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Professional Services at Bay Networks

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent place to work for. Empower you to do your best.

    ConsMarket competitions, expanding out were very challenging

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood Management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Fantastic Company

    Senior Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsComfortable environment, top notch tools, treated well

    ConsLike all big companies, some politics, to many meetings

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

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