Nortel Networks - Great place to work, except for leadership | Glassdoor
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"Great place to work, except for leadership"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Program Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Program Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

great compensation, latest equipment, skilled peers

Cons

excessive layers of management, hierarchical, limited access to customers

Advice to Management

Pick a horse and ride it. And reduce compensation for senior management, at least until the whole organization can benefit

Other Employee Reviews for Nortel Networks

  1. "Neutrally dissatisfied now, but not a bad place early in your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working time
    Convenient location of campus
    Lots of good competent engineers to work with
    Fair pay

    Cons

    Not a winner
    Bloated executive and management cost structure
    Excessive outsourcing of R&D
    Limited career opportunities
    Technical research and advancement is slowing

    Advice to Management

    Wholesale management changes are sorely needed


  2. "Avoid Nortel as an employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PLM in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - PLM in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    employee friendly, benefits, work-life balance, large company

    Cons

    very easy going, lifestyle - baby boomer company, not aggressive, poor career growth

    Advice to Management

    unclear strategy, need to break company up to succeed, poor management between VP and line manager level. Many do not deserve to be there.


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