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Nortel Networks Reviews in Raleigh-Durham, NC

Updated Jun 4, 2014
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3.3 27 reviews

40% Approve of the CEO

Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte

Chris Ricaurte

(10 ratings)

30% 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)

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    Great company and good people.

    Senior Manager, IT (Former Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsGood pay , flexibility and career advancement.

    ConsFiled chapter 11 in 2009. Even through chapter 11 the company did what they could for their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needed to do a better job at investing money which led to chapter 11.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for back in its heyday

    DMS Hardware Development (Former Employee) Morrisville, NC

    ProsExcellent benefits, good salaries, most employees I interacted with were given plenty of freedom. The facilities were nice (outside of all the cubicles), and they had a nice dining hall.

    ConsThe company was really struggling financially and layoffs were happening with frightening regularity. Some (actually most) of their offices in the RTP area were huge cubicle farms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI guess it's too late for it to matter 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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    Great at first, bad as company went under

    Hardware Engineer (Current Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsWhen I first started working there in 1997, it was really great.

    ConsCompany went bankrupt. The last years of weekly world-wide layoffs were very stressful

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing politics between divisions. You have competitors out there happy to take away your 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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    Great company in the early days. Started going downhill overtime.

    Network Analyst (Former Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsInteracted with great people on a day to day basis, co-workers.

    ConsFrequent layoffs and job stability

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

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    The work was challenging and very rewarding. I liked to work in a fast-paced environment

    Benefits Specialist/Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsVery good environment with excellent co-workers

    ConsIn January 2009, the Company filed bankruptcy and it became difficult to stay motivated

    Advice to Senior Managementmotivate employees an give valuable feedback

    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 company and people, just a couple of bad executive leaders.

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Durham, NC

    ProsGood Salary and Coworkers. Excellent place to work.

    ConsExecutive Financial Officers took us down and out.

    Advice to Senior Management$9B quarters and we let it slip away, wow!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    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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    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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    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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