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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
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Pros
  • It was a truly healthy place to work, people were great and work life balance fantastic (in 34 reviews)

  • The work environment was great, the career opportunities very good (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Only the sad part that was on chapter 11 and been bought by Avaya (in 16 reviews)

  • disappointing end to a great company (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Assembly Technician"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Testing of equipment, Assembly of mechnical.

    Cons

    Test in-process or finished product, inspection, packaging, labeling.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Good reason the company went bankrupt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Incredible technology and opportunity to work across many areas

    Cons

    Most incompentent, arrogant management in the industry


  3. "Nice people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    There were engineers helped me to get on board and become productive. Nice people.

    Cons

    not much for cons as I didn't have any issue or complaint


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  5. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good working environment

    Cons

    compensation isn't so good and there is no pension


  6. "Outstanding, well run organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company listens well to it's employees at all levels and takes input to construct a better working model for its future business.

    Cons

    Nothing really negative other than it may want to examine its competitors with even greater scrutiny to continue to stay ahead of the field.

    Advice to Management

    I would encourage management to keep listening and to continue to recognize and reward outstanding achievement and to whenever possible, promote from within.


  7. "Manager, Symposium Professional Services"

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

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    The most interesting job I had at Nortel. Frequent travel, meetings with F-500 C-level execs, working with call center managers and staff- never a dull day! It did end in 2002, but the rating system won't allow that.

    Cons

    Not all of the clients were pleasant. I suppose this is to be expected in a recovery position, but it didn't make the job easier. Still - never a dull day!

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to keep all operations above-board. Credibility is paramount in the business. Customers have other companies to choose from. Don't abandon what has made the company an international juggernaut in favor of the latest fad, even if the competition is do ing so. Stay strong!


  8. "Director Marketing"

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

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    not so good at business

    Advice to Management

    be prudent


  9. "Nortel Networks company does not exist anymore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Thriving, good company to work for in its heyday and prior to 2000.

    Cons

    In 2H2000, layoffs began and the company declined.


  10. "Great company poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with and awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible mission statement and poor executive leadership

    Advice to Management

    Learn from mistakes of the past.


  11. "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Canton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with great pay

    Cons

    Went out of business and is now owned by Avaya



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