Nortel Networks

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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
450 Reviews
3.3
450 Reviews
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
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98 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance as long as you meet your deliverables (in 28 reviews)

  • The ability to work from home was great (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management made poor buying decisions (in 28 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.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good environment, Good life balance

    Cons

    Poor management, can be better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs and job stability

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not the best paid. they no longer exist

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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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    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)

    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
  6.  

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

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    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)

    Pros

    Good Salary and Coworkers. Excellent place to work.

    Cons

    Executive Financial Officers took us down and out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    flexible work hours, easy commute from anywhere

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations, layoffs came every 6 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within please

  8.  

    Very good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Friendly environment, very good company to work for

    Cons

    It's broke because of bad directives and 2008 crisis

  9.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A good company that made some long-term planning mistakes.

    Cons

    Couldn't survive in the competitive telecom market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company and good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good place to work when it was going good

    Cons

    Went bankrupt in 2008 due to financial mismanagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have managed financials well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Nortel Router Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

    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

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