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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated September 2, 2017
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
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  • The company went bankrupt; hence highest level of management not so capable (in 12 reviews)

  • the chapter 11 episode was so unpleasant where roomfuls of people were let go in the Maidenhead Office (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work culture and environment

    Cons

    There are no negatives for the job

    Advice to Management

    Great


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great great place to work for.

    Cons

    Bad management decisions impacts company growth

  3. "Sad To See Nortel Go"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Took care of their employees.

    Cons

    Once layoffs began it was a stressful environment to work in as you never knew if you would be laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Management overall was great except for the perceived mis-management in the executive level.


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good products and services. Great coworkers. Enjoyed my team. Well paying jobs in a changing industry. Lots of different job opportunities when I started. Recognized company products world wide.

    Cons

    Filed no and destroyed many lives and a great company as a result of a bad CEO hiring decision. Never recovered from purchases of other companies and market slowdown.


  5. "Regional Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers were skilled and hard working.

    Cons

    Leadership that drove the company into bankruptcy.


  6. "installing central office switches and gained very valuable information in DMS switch installations and maintanince"

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    Former Employee - Central Office Intallaion Tech in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Central Office Intallaion Tech in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will excel in maintenance and install of switch related equipment. Travel & education is paid for, Home state based, Benefits, strong and reliable company, vacations, holidays paid. Stability.

    Cons

    it was hard to move up in pay or advance in your position. I had to lowest raise but yet the best work performed. I received a 2 penny raise and the manager above me that played games on his Lap Top and went out shopping while I completed every job many with the Quality Audit coming back with ZERO defects had a 3 dollar raise. that's when I Hired on with uswest.

    Advice to Management

    I really did like the job, tools lap top and everything was provided. the knowledge they gave me was top notch and irreplaceable. Please don't forget or lose sight in who is actually doing what


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, Great engineers, Great Products

    Cons

    Upper management fudging numbers for bonuses

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, forward looking, good place to work

    Cons

    Too much unneeded and wasteful M&A,

    Advice to Management

    Streamline portfolio


  9. "Was Great While It Lasted"

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    Former Employee - Quality in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Quality in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Mismanagement at the top led to its unfortunate demise.


  10. "Great Company to Work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful, start-up like environment. Great corporate culture.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company went bankrupt.


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