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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. "Great place to work."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, plenty of opportunities to learn and grow within the organization. Flexible

    Cons

    Poor executive management. you take your work home with you.

    Advice to Management

    Company could have thrived for 100 more years if not for greed of senior execs.


  2. "Wonderful, till laid off"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great community of people who care for the same end result. You are never held back because of who you are or what you do.

    Cons

    The stress of seeing your co-workers (friends) getting laid off. Not knowing what the future holds and how the end result will be for you

  3. "Very good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Database Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Phenomenal immediate management. Worked as part of high perfomance team. High recognition of employee value.

    Cons

    The company went bankrupt; hence highest level of management not so capable.


  4. "Development"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and good environment to work for,

    Cons

    interesting management and very forward looking.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Great people, ahead of its time in many ways, unfortunately poor management at the top lead to bankruptcy."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Vendor Manager/Strategic Sourcing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Global Vendor Manager/Strategic Sourcing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remain friends and large network of former co-workers.

    Cons

    Unfortunately no longer in business.


  6. "Love this company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training investment, work/life balance, generous total compensation package

    Cons

    Dot.com bust and disreputable management decisions lead Nortel to bankruptcy


  7. "Professional Services at Bay Networks"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work for. Empower you to do your best.

    Cons

    Market competitions, expanding out were very challenging

    Advice to Management

    Good Management

  8. "Crazy ride."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior RF Engineer in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Senior RF Engineer in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, technology, on the job training, benefits, compensation, conferences, networking, travel, diversity, bonuses, salary, incentives, invention awards, recognition, automated systems and services.

    Cons

    Bankruptcy filing, repeated multiple criminal investigations, stock option loss, pension fund transferred to PBGC, layoffs of many good friends, uncertainty and confusion.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth.


  9. "Excellent products; poor management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and good technology

    Cons

    Shifting priorities too often to execute

    Advice to Management

    Keep better books and hold management accountable


  10. "Excellent company to work at. Many employee perks and incentives."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits we excellent

    Cons

    Company no longer exist, sold off into different business units


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