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
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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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    Was a great place to work

    Various Over the Years (Former Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsGood benefits, good salary, good atmosphere, great co-workers.

    ConsBankrupt and out of business

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo bad about the mismanagement that led to the downfall of a 100 year old company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company and good people

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGood place to work when it was going good

    ConsWent bankrupt in 2008 due to financial mismanagement

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould have managed financials well

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

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    bankrupt company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnone that i can see.

    ConsGreat company in its heyday. now it is just a shell corporation.

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

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    Good company with good product, but bad management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEmployees are good with advanced technology

    ConsBad management led to bankruptcy.

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

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    Not the best fit for a mom

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOk money no time at home

    ConsNo time at home with family

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Good opportunity at a large company

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGood product line and vision. Good balance of customer and profit. Established processes and procedures. Capable leadership and large enough to provide opportunities for growth. Good teamwork between groups and communications from management is effective. Review process is effective and timely.

    ConsIt is a big company so has some of the big company disadvantages. Decisions take some time to be approved and implemented. Upward mobility also is available but takes tie and patience. Not always effective in merging acquired companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood amount of communications. Good leadership and vision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A giant that didn't make the right tech bets

    Business Development (Former Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsGenerous compensation and benefits, good training

    ConsBad strategic vision and investments

    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, until the bankruptcy.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsChallenging work. Flexible schedule. Excellent pay.

    ConsRepeated layoffs. Too many management changes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNotify employee of the reorg before it shows up in a company wide presentation.

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

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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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