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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
440 Reviews

3.3
440 Reviews
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
Chris Ricaurte
87 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relaxed, worked with people who care. Was able to get things done

    Cons

    not the best paid. they no longer exist

  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist/Human Resources Specialist  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist/Human Resources Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC

    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 ManagementAdvice

    motivate employees an give valuable feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    This was one of the best company's to work for.

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    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great people,Great working conditions,Great Benefits They also empowered people,and had very flexible work conditions as well as good opportunities.

    Cons

    They should still be in Business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nurturing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competent colleagues, good work environment

    Cons

    Proprietary technologies, too big team sizes.

  6.  

    Nortel Router Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great products, coworkers were fantastic great group of folks

    Cons

    Tough to get proper mentoring from senior engineers, Management could be a bit flighty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Produce better marketing

  7.  

    Rewarding and challenging.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    One of the best companies I ever had the pleasure to work.

    Cons

    Position security. Much reorganizing and outsourcing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Thorough process,solid product quality, treat employees well, enormous pop for career growth.

    Cons

    Bad mgmt. endless spending on requisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a - titanic already sank.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits we excellent

    Cons

    Company no longer exist, sold off into different business units

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent products; poor management

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richardson, TX

    Pros

    Great culture and good technology

    Cons

    Shifting priorities too often to execute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep better books and hold management accountable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Crazy ride.

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    Former Employee - Senior RF Engineer  in  Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Senior RF Engineer in Sunrise, FL

    Pros

    People, technology, on the job training, benefits, compensation, conferences, networking, travel, diversity, bonuses, salary, incentives, invention awards, recognition, automated systems and services.

    Cons

    Bankruptcy filing, repeated multiple criminal investigations, stock option loss, pension fund transferred to PBGC, layoffs of many good friends, uncertainty and confusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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