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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    Love this company

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsTraining investment, work/life balance, generous total compensation package

    ConsDot.com bust and disreputable management decisions lead Nortel to bankruptcy

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

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    Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsGreat company great culture and great people

    Consleadership issues, failed to capitalise on the stated objectives

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    Great opportunities, processes and benefits

    Component Engineer/SRM (Former Employee)
    Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    ProsCareer opportunities
    Pay and benefits
    International experience
    Robust and feature rich products
    Management support of telecommuting and dependable Nortel tools enabling remote connections
    Family / Work balance
    Training and mentor programs
    Cross functional team work

    ConsLong work days
    Work overload in some areas causing limiting progress

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure understanding of team member activities, constraints and needed resources.

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

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    Good company to work with

    Senior Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee)
    Belleville, ON (Canada)

    ProsFlexible work hours, Good managers

    ConsPolitical, nothing else I can think of

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    Great people, ahead of its time in many ways, unfortunately poor management at the top lead to bankruptcy.

    Global Vendor Manager/Strategic Sourcing Manager (Former Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsRemain friends and large network of former co-workers.

    ConsUnfortunately no longer in business.

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

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    Was a fantastic place to work

    Senior Manager, Technology (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsFreedom to be creative and full autonomy

    Consbankrupt.. need I say more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou killed the company

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

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    Very Good Place for new graduates

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood training and mentoring mechanism. Very good culture. Nice people....

    ConsBusiness outlook is getting worse
    marketing is not good

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

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    Good, but gone

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Nice people
    - Wonderful workplace
    - Big lab

    Cons- bankrupted
    - financially risky
    - Problem in product direction

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    Development

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Billerica, MA

    ProsGood compensation and good environment to work for,

    Consinteresting management and very forward looking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Former employees remember it fondly

    IS Director (Former Employee)

    ProsNortel provided career and educational opportunities and rewarded employees; employees worked together as one team, one family

    ConsDecisions made at the highest levels left the company exposed and unable to recover

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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