Nortel Networks

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  1.  

    Great until Bankruptcy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bohemia, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bohemia, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  2.  

    Great company to work for back in its heyday

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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Nortel Networks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good products and people, green networking products that use less energy.

    Cons

    Poorly run company. Difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on ease of doing business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can remember

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place, great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Financial management of the company was mishandled.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Best place ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, dress code, great employee events. I loved this place!

    Cons

    Nortel no longer exists so you won't get paid if you still work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greedy sobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Electrical engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    good company lot things to leanr

    Cons

    bad management they bankrupted the company

  9.  

    The people I worked with are great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    R & D division has had great talents.

    Cons

    Executive management team did not care about people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No directions for people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great at first, bad as company went under

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    22 years of multiple roles

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    Former Employee - Senior Pricing Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Pricing Manager in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and people. In heyday, great product vision. Often developed evolutionary products that were firsts in the industry.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Dishonest accounting and crazy acquisitions diluted stock. Over building of offices and factories led to way too much debt. Greed and poor planning. Success requried them to develop firsts to succeed. Operations and processes were poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now. Should have gone slower with expansions instead of planning/assuming business would double year after year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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