Nortel Networks

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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 425 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

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)

425 Employee Reviews
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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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    Opportunities to grow in many different functions.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHigh technology products and services helping people communicate in all regions of the world. Constantly challenging environment with support from management to grow the business.

    ConsPerformance reviews were an "event" some years with some managers but well worthwhile with managers who took objective setting and management to those targets seriously.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage cash better - led to bankruptcy protection status. Significant effort and committment seen even once bankruptcy protections status was in place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Build up solid software development background

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)

    ProsTouch many high-tech knowledge
    Work with intelligent colleagues
    Profit is good

    ConsSome management needs to be improved

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership needs to have either strong technique ability or good communications with teammates or both.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A very good work experience

    Information Manager (Current Employee) Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    ProsWorking for Nortel made me grow not olnly as a human being but as professional, in this place I found a wonderful atmosphere where I made some good friends, as I grew in knowledge not only from my job but the people I was surrounded by great proffesionals who taught me to view the job as a means to give yourself as a human being and produce results for the company you work for.

    ConsThe main downside from my experience in Nortel was that the company entered in a liquidation process which eventually led to the closing of the company, which was a great place to work

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe feedback I can give is that all former employees from Nortel, keep the way they worked, while being employed by Nortel, and continue to grow in their own careers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good place to work

    Database Architect (Former Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsPhenomenal immediate management. Worked as part of high perfomance team. High recognition of employee value.

    ConsThe company went bankrupt; hence highest level of management not so capable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful, till laid off

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Richardson, TX

    ProsA great community of people who care for the same end result. You are never held back because of who you are or what you do.

    ConsThe stress of seeing your co-workers (friends) getting laid off. Not knowing what the future holds and how the end result will be for you

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work.

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsGreat benefits, plenty of opportunities to learn and grow within the organization. Flexible

    ConsPoor executive management. you take your work home with you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany could have thrived for 100 more years if not for greed of senior execs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Pay Great benefits

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsFlexibility, Friendly family environment. Great Pay

    ConsToo aggressive on growth. Portfolio too broad

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus and shrink portfolio

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great experience and too bad the comany was bankrupt.

    Nortel Telecom MSO (Current Employee) Richardson, TX

    Prosgreat experience great company company. The benefits were greats the environment was great.
    I really thinkNortel should come back and canadian govt should back it

    Constoo focused on cisco and forgot to create a date centric work force. Wireless plans were greats but lacked the aggression of ericsson and nokia

    Advice to Senior Managementshould have bought companies that were complementing not just for the sake of buying.
    ALU and NOKIA are good examples on how to survive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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