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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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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. "A Once Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nortel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for.

    Cons

    Accounting scandal turned out not to be one - as court cases later proved. The focus from the audits turned attention from running the business.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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...


  6. "Sr. Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "QA enginner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    None to think off, not a good place to work

    Cons

    Bad management which is clueless
    Low salary
    No motivated people


  8. "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  9. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work enviroment, work flexibility

    Cons

    Work stability, low salary for the amount of work


  10. "Great place to gain experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Commercial Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's lots of opportunity to move latterly in different fields as well as up.

    Cons

    It's a very fast paced environment


  11. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work/Family balance. Time off. Compensation.

    Cons

    Too many levels of hierarchy.



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