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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    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.

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free education benefit
    Low stress

    Cons

    Too much company politics

    Advice to Management

    Less politics


  4. "Great Company"

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    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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Global Customer Service & RMA Account Specialist"

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    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.

  8. "Good company - poor senior leadership and BoD"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    At the time was a good company to work for and people were fantastic.

    Cons

    Tried to do way to much, inability to focus resources

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions and execute. Not sure how with $3B in cash at the time and other extra assets tht could have been sold Nortel made no attempt to restructure. Lawyers have made out like bandits in the five years...


  9. "Sr. Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented and motivated group of peers.
    Direct management had dept goals aligned with personal development goals.
    Challenging and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Large company ( or was) doesn't always change with the times quickly. Not as nimble as smaller companies.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sacrifice long term quality over short term budget.


  10. "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.


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