Nortel Networks - Once a market mover, could not come out of downturn due to scandals, wrong strategy | Glassdoor
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"Once a market mover, could not come out of downturn due to scandals, wrong strategy"

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Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Richardson, TX
Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Richardson, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Was a great company to work for. People would retire from it once they got hired. Benefits and culture were great.

Cons

The high valued acquisitions of late 90's and the tech bubble burst changed it all. The company started a downward spiral that it could not get out of.

Advice to Management

Company went bankrupt in Jan 2009, so this section is not applicable.

Other Employee Reviews for Nortel Networks

  1. "Death of an Industry Giant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with many smart inovative people. Good Benefits. competitive salaries. Great products and a wonderful customer base

    Cons

    Executive churn and mismanagment caused the downfall of this company. Late to the market with products because of a lack of focus and comitment.

    Advice to Management

    to late now


  2. "This company is gone now"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was a wonderful place to work with innovative, brilliant thinkers and an active participant in the creation and expansion of the information superhighway. Great work/life balance and great middle management.

    Cons

    Well, corruption at the highest levels sunk this company. Fudging financial numbers and stuffing pockets of the top tier destroyed Nortel. There are no jobs to be had here. Goodbye, Nortel.

    Advice to Management

    Go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

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