Nortel Networks - Long Career that funded a great lifestyle, college education and wedding for my daughter | Glassdoor
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"Long Career that funded a great lifestyle, college education and wedding for my daughter"

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Payed well and was big enough to allow a variety of career experiences that created very good employee mobility. It was a terrific place in the 90s and the learning environment was dynamic and challenging.

Cons

Towards the end, the whole company got into bunker mentality and became more and more internally focused. This is the point at which many customers wanted other options. It was also very political in the core. We had a great reputation as firefighters. That's because in a crisis, all the organization BS was set aside and we focused on the task. After the crisis, we reverted to type.

Advice to Management

No longer relevant.

Other Employee Reviews for Nortel Networks

  1. "Great workplace"

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    Former Employee - Product Support in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Product Support in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment, always something new to work on

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, upper management only in it for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Do not be so greedy


  2. "Great people, ahead of its time in many ways, unfortunately poor management at the top lead to bankruptcy."

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    Former Employee - Global Vendor Manager/Strategic Sourcing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Global Vendor Manager/Strategic Sourcing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remain friends and large network of former co-workers.

    Cons

    Unfortunately no longer in business.

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