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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated December 9, 2016
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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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "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


  2. "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


  3. "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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  5. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great salary. Cared about employees

    Cons

    Too bad the company went bankrupt. I had a long future here.


  6. "Gone"

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    Former Employee - R&D Empleyee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Empleyee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and products. Culture of innovation to obtain unthinkable levels of communications development and system interop.

    Cons

    Management took the wrong turns and drove off a business cliff.

    Advice to Management

    You ruined a great company now split apart and bought by multiple competitors.


  7. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Was nice while it lasted.

    Cons

    Too many SEC investigations. Nortel went bankrupt.


  8. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work enviroment, work flexibility

    Cons

    Work stability, low salary for the amount of work


  9. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work/Family balance. Time off. Compensation.

    Cons

    Too many levels of hierarchy.


  10. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for until around 1999-2000

    Cons

    Difficult environment with continual downsizing

    Advice to Management

    Too late for advice


  11. "senior software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible work time, reasonable benefit .

    Cons

    too much red tapes and process needs to be done before the development starts. projects are always involved with multiple sites coordination which isn't easy to beat time-to-market target for product delivery. so many non-necessary levels embedded in the process of project development cycles.



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