Nortel Networks Reviews

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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
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  1. Great company and good people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, IT in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, IT in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay , flexibility and career advancement.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Management needed to do a better job at investing money which led to chapter 11.

  2. Great company to work for back in its heyday

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - DMS Hardware Development in Morrisville, NC
    Former Intern - DMS Hardware Development in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Nortel Networks as an intern (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    I guess it's too late for it to matter now.

  3. Great at first, bad as company went under

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing politics between divisions. You have competitors out there happy to take away your business.

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist/Human Resources Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist/Human Resources Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good environment with excellent co-workers

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    motivate employees an give valuable feedback

  6. Great company in the early days. Started going downhill overtime.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs and job stability

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Durham, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary and Coworkers. Excellent place to work.

    Cons

    Executive Financial Officers took us down and out.

    Advice to Management

    $9B quarters and we let it slip away, wow!

  8. Was a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various Over the Years in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Various Over the Years in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bankrupt and out of business

    Advice to Management

    Too bad about the mismanagement that led to the downfall of a 100 year old company.

  9. Excellent company to work at. Many employee perks and incentives.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits we excellent

    Cons

    Company no longer exist, sold off into different business units

  10. GREAT place to work, until the bankruptcy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work. Flexible schedule. Excellent pay.

    Cons

    Repeated layoffs. Too many management changes.

    Advice to Management

    Notify employee of the reorg before it shows up in a company wide presentation.

  11. A giant that didn't make the right tech bets

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Business Development in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generous compensation and benefits, good training

    Cons

    Bad strategic vision and investments

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