Nortel Networks
3.1 of 5 412 reviews
www.nortel.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.1 412 reviews

                             

26% Approve of the CEO

Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte

Chris Ricaurte

(82 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
412 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Training investment, work/life balance, generous total compensation package"
    in 26 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 11 reviews
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Great place to work, except for leadership

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at Nortel Networks

Prosgreat compensation, latest equipment, skilled peers

Consexcessive layers of management, hierarchical, limited access to customers

Advice to Senior ManagementPick a horse and ride it. And reduce compensation for senior management, at least until the whole organization can benefit

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nortel is a good place to work!

Sales (Current Employee)
Sunrise, FL

I have been working at Nortel Networks

ProsGreat company coming back. Good Sr. Management. Great Technology. Good benefits and environment. Solid on Enterprise solutions. Getting stronger on Services and Applications. Strong Partners in Microsoft and IBM. Leapfrogging the competition. Improving channel partners. Strong global presence. Good opportunities for development. Good people quality.

ConsIt doesn't use Marketing to their benefit. Not easy comeback from the reduction in previous years. As a 100 years plus company there are always things to improve.

Advice to Senior ManagementSr. Management has a good plan to get Nortel back in track. They are listening to employees and focusing on the business that makes sense. Very transparent for employees, partners and customers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great until Bankruptcy

Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
Bohemia, NY

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 8 years

ProsAwesome benefits. Great company to work for - great products and great middle management.

ConsCxO's that ran the company into the ground and ruined may peoples lives.

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Summer Intern (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at Nortel Networks as an intern for less than a year

ProsLots of Freebies, Excellent work environment

ConsCompany closed down otherwise great!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place, great people.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Richardson, TX

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

ProsIt was a privilege and a pleasure to work here. It had a start-up kind of feel. There was so much energy and enthusiasm in the atmosphere. Very competent workforce, great teamwork. Excellent value delivered to the customer. Everybody took pride in their work.

ConsThe company finally went bankrupt, and had to be sold off piecemeal.

Advice to Senior ManagementFinancial management of the company was mishandled.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Electrical engineer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nortel Networks

Prosgood company lot things to leanr

Consbad management they bankrupted the company

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generally very positive

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 10 years

Prosopportunity and innovation company with excellent R&D

Conspolitics, executive management failure,overly middle managed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was overall positive, but the atmosphere was awkward

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNice People
Work from home sometimes

ConsManagement takes advantage of employees
Commute was kind of long

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees like they are part of the process.

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Excellent "first job" opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nortel Networks

ProsWork life balance
Opportunities to grow

ConsInstability, constant lay-offs, constantly shifting focuses

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Dynamic and generally fun

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time for more than a year

ProsDynamic company with a vision

ConsStrategic error and financial engineering leading to company bankruptcy

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

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