Nortel Networks
3.1 of 5 412 reviews
www.nortel.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Nortel Networks Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated Mar 20, 2014
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33% Approve of the CEO

Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte

Chris Ricaurte

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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great

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Prosgood people, benefits, work at home policy

Consgoing bankrupt, leadership, the training was limited to on job experience

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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generally very positive

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Prosopportunity and innovation company with excellent R&D

Conspolitics, executive management failure,overly middle managed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Too bad they tanked

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

ProsThe ability to work from home was great. There was a great deal of flexibility in the hours. Learned so much from all the others.

ConsCompany didn't last. Upper management was too greedy and too bad they went out of business. It was great while it lasted.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat company to work with. Great mood.

ConsBankrupted and this is a bad news.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

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

ConsBad mgmt. endless spending on requisition.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/a - titanic already sank.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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life with nortel for more then 10 years

Engineer (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Pros"BIG' corporation, "stability", "depth of technologies"

Conscuts life hell, down to nowhere

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nortel's employees and customers make all the difference

Global Account Director (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Nortel Networks

ProsThe people I work with, my customers and the opportunity for advancement.

ConsCurrently, the only downside is that the press, particularly the Canadian press, is crucifying us. We need support from the public, employees and our customers if we are to come out of this situation.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep encouraging the employees through recognition and advancement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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How to make a large telecom company small

Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Nortel Networks

ProsIf you like to travel it can be very interesting. Some of the products are excellent. Some of the engineers are 100% dedicated to serving internal and external customers, however, management specializes in email.

ConsManagement is very incompetent. Currently, they are being driven to save money, not make money. They can drive a 40 hour work week when the product and resources require 60, but they can't create a viable product plan.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake a plan, and work it. I have seen a continued Soviet style era of failed 5 Year Plans every 1.5 years. What are you doing? Why do all of your plans always fail? Project Management no longer (years ago, a PM had to come from I&C) understands the Product Scope, so it is impossible to create a project plan that is accurate.

Nortel will create an engineer resource plan for a deployment, but not have a project plan. I am not a PMP, but is it logical to even know what your resource plan should be if you can't create a project plan?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good luck Nortel ... will soon be another company under a new name ... wait and see.

Engineer (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Nortel Networks

ProsPay is a little above average. Some lower level managers are good and hard working people.

ConsYou need mega education to advance, and even then there are limited opportunities. Not many high level managers seem to care. Too many processes and certifications for things that are not even related to the job I preform.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart listening to the people who have been around, and meet the customer face to face. Practice what you preach, meaning, save money save money, is a mantra, but I see a lot of waste of funds at the executive level.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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General thought about Nortel

Intern (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Nortel Networks

ProsNortel still has a lot of qualified people even though it lost over 60,000 employees since 2000. Nortel also has a huge customer base not only in the enterprise side but also in the carrier side. In addition, Nortel is a technology-driven company which is good for engineers.

ConsNortel is facing severe competition against its competitors such as Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Huawei, ZTE.. Even though Nortel is good at technology itself, it is not good at production at low-cost and marketing. Nortel as a brand does not have a power anymore.

Advice to Senior ManagementStrategic alliance with other vendor or M&A will be necessary to compete with other competitors.

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