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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated January 24, 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 35 reviews)

Cons
  • The company went bankrupt; hence highest level of management not so capable (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. "Assembly Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Outstanding, well run organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  3. "Great company poor leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


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  5. "Senior Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for growth, flexible schedule and a good continuing ed program.

    Cons

    Company hit a horrible economic calamity that it could not recover from.


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great teamwork, great benefits, relaxed environment, helpful managers, stressful but fulfilling environment

    Cons

    none that I can think of at the time


  7. "A Once Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Everything was great, best place to work ever.

    Cons

    Got it all wrong, Management we poor.

    Advice to Management

    Seek alternative career options.


  8. "Global Customer Service & RMA Account Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Customer Service Account Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Account Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Nortel was one of the best Companies I worked for - Best Training, employees were able to move up with the company. Pay was fair, pleasant work place, good benefits.

    Cons

    The only down side was the company went bankrupt.

    Advice to Management

    No Comment.


  9. "Professional Services Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Symposium Professional Services in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Symposium Professional Services in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Band 5, 30% domestic travel, great boss,

    Cons

    Clients required strong management, company failed


  10. "Director, Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Franklin, TN

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

    Pros

    Excellent company! Great benefits, salaries, excellent products!

    Cons

    Top management drove the company in the ground!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees!


  11. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Interesting work, always challenging. Great people to work with. Worked for them for 14 years and would have stayed longer.

    Cons

    Questionable top management back in late 90s



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