Nortel Networks
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www.nortel.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Nortel Networks Reviews in Ottawa, ON Canada

Updated May 31, 2014
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3.2 53 reviews

                             

33% Approve of the CEO

Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte

Chris Ricaurte

(6 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    great company at one time

    IT Analyst (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Prosgreat company at one time

    ConsThe company was once great but was not managed in the end

    Advice to Senior Management-none

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

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    A lot of learning experience

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsI work as inter in Optera branch. Mainly focus on firmware development. While there, I get to learn new technology, work independent, and under minimal supervision.

    ConsA lot of learning at beginning. You would have to work on your own with minimal help from mentor

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

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    gained extensive hands on experience, fortunate to work for a great team

    Systems Designer (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Prosgreat culture before going bankrupt. not so much anymore.

    Consno clear direction anymore, job security no longer something on the table.

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

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    Had a long and varied career - too bad that top management steered it into the ditch

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsNortel was able to offer lots of opportunities with varied assignments and lots of interesting work.

    The best part was the high percentage of wonderful people to work with. The talent that was assembled was truly great.

    Nortel created some amazing products and was a class leader in its heyday.

    Facilities were good, equipment was high quality.

    Good work/life balance as long as you meet your deliverables.

    ConsUpper management dropped the ball and we all know what happened as a result.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Intership

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

    ProsLots of Freebies, Excellent work environment

    ConsCompany closed down otherwise great!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company to work for, before it went into bankruptcy protection

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood salary, a lot of knowledgeable workforce

    Consunstable management, leading to the company's fall

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

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    It was a great place to start a career..

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe pay was competitive, the chance to learn different skills and technologies was unmatched. Great atmosphere and collegial, beautiful campus.

    ConsObviously.. absolutely no idea when it was all going to implode, which it did.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould have avoided some bad acquisitions, became too spread out and the finances were a mess. Never able to make a consistent profit.

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

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    Software Support

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsInnovation, bleeding edge product development

    ConsPoor management. Couldn't see beyond their own vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo late

    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 People, Great Technologies, Cash Flow Issues...

    User Experience (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsReally talented people. Some really good legacy and new technologies.

    ConsBankruptcy. Some culture clash between divisions and acquisitions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo late now...

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

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    Downhill slide

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat co-workers, excellent facilities including variety of onsite food options and fitness facilities, very flexible work hours, many educational opportunities, good locations.

    ConsManagement, particularly upper management, seemed disconnected from lower level employees. In later years particularly, too much outsourcing without apparent care for the results it would have.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees when they ask hard questions, don't dismiss with stock answers.

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

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