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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated October 15, 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. "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


  2. "Nortel Networks company does not exist anymore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Thriving, good company to work for in its heyday and prior to 2000.

    Cons

    In 2H2000, layoffs began and the company declined.

  3. "Great company poor leadership"

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    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.


  4. "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


  5. "IT Tech."

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    Former Employee - Telecommunications Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Technician in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    I worked for the company for 8 yrs. Good working environment good Bennies. Family oriented Company.Worked on the honor system. Good pay

    Cons

    None, except for the Bankruptcy due to poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Hire your managers based on experience and worth.


  6. "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.


  7. "Too bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can learn the ins and outs of bankruptcy and insolvency

    Cons

    The company is now out of business due to mismanagement

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Sr Java Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture, awesome team

    Cons

    Do not recall any cons.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


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