Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
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  1. waste of time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good salary, good benefits, relaxed environment

    Cons

    many to list here...wasted so much money on internal controls

    Advice to Management

    should have had a good CEO


  2. Wonderful, till laid off

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great community of people who care for the same end result. You are never held back because of who you are or what you do.

    Cons

    The stress of seeing your co-workers (friends) getting laid off. Not knowing what the future holds and how the end result will be for you


  3. It was a great experience and too bad the comany was bankrupt.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nortel Telecom MSO in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Nortel Telecom MSO in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great experience great company company. The benefits were greats the environment was great.
    I really thinkNortel should come back and canadian govt should back it

    Cons

    too focused on cisco and forgot to create a date centric work force. Wireless plans were greats but lacked the aggression of ericsson and nokia

    Advice to Management

    should have bought companies that were complementing not just for the sake of buying.
    ALU and NOKIA are good examples on how to survive.


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  5. Instsrutor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good overall work enviroment and staff

    Cons

    Lots of info and technology to keep up with.

    Advice to Management

    More cross training would be nice.


  6. NA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

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

    Pros

    big company with a great history of telecom

    Cons

    chapter 11 has been very hard to handle and control duriing this period of time in nortel, but we belive

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  7. Poor Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many projects to work on, opportunities in the entire Software development lifecycle - requirements, development, test, integration, support, field support

    Cons

    Poor senior management - no directions, company has basically sold off all important pieces to other companies - look at competitors

    Advice to Management

    look at your strengths ... your employees. many have left or moved to better opportunities.


  8. Working condition at Nortel

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

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

    Pros

    It has quite a few good people in the company, and dedicated to their works, and have been there for a very long time.

    Cons

    It is a very corrupt place, it is basically who you know, not what you know type of environment. The chance of getting promoted is only someone left or died.

    Advice to Management

    Your actions have led to the company's bankruptcy. Many people got impacted because of that.


  9. Good job for telecommuters

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks

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

    Pros

    Cultural Diversity
    Ability to Telecommute
    Highly skilled employees to work with

    Cons

    In bankruptcy
    Very few employees left
    No future with the company

    Advice to Management

    Finalize the bankruptcy and move on.


  10. Good bye Nortel....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of the Scientific Staff in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Member of the Scientific Staff in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best Reasons: Opportunity to move into different positions within the company. Rewarded for work on special projects. Laid Back environment.

    Cons

    Massive Layoffs since 2000. The employees that were recently laid off prior to backruptcy recieved no severance. There were too many layers of management.

    Advice to Management

    Too many layers of management. Too many acquisitions that did not add value to the company. Failure to merge with other players when concolidation occured.


  11. Disassembled

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Before the fall, it was a great place to work with talented people. Benefits were good and pay was competitive. Leadership is always a mixed bag, but low and middle management not too bad.

    Cons

    Going bankrupt. Hiring outside execs that handled the situation poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Think of all the people you put out of work.



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