Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Software Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work with lot of smart people in engineering

    Cons

    Management made some bad decisions with accounting

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Company review

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    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

    Great place for job movement

    Cons

    Senior management made poor buying decisions

  3. Helpful (1)

    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. Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good environment, Good life balance

    Cons

    Poor management, can be better

  6. 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)

    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

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

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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

  8. It was a great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 Management

    promote from within please

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

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    • 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!

  10. 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

  11. Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Couldn't survive in the competitive telecom market.

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