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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated June 24, 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. "Nortel Router Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great products, coworkers were fantastic great group of folks

    Cons

    Tough to get proper mentoring from senior engineers, Management could be a bit flighty

    Advice to Management

    Produce better marketing


  2. "The work was challenging and very rewarding. I liked to work in a fast-paced environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist/Human Resources Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist/Human Resources Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good environment with excellent co-workers

    Cons

    In January 2009, the Company filed bankruptcy and it became difficult to stay motivated

    Advice to Management

    motivate employees an give valuable feedback


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, worked with people who care. Was able to get things done

    Cons

    not the best paid. they no longer exist


  4. "Best place ever"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, dress code, great employee events. I loved this place!

    Cons

    Nortel no longer exists so you won't get paid if you still work there.

    Advice to Management

    Greedy sobs


  5. "Fantastic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can remember

    Advice to Management

    Love management


  6. "Outstanding company to work for."

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

    Pros

    Nortel is the best company I have worked for because it had a great culture built around its employees.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.


  7. "My experience with Nortel was a brilliant experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office culture with open door policy. Excellent benefits and room for personal growth.

    Cons

    Nortel went out of business 2010.

    Advice to Management

    I am interested in a work-life balance.


  8. "Loved working at Nortel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best products. Best people, Best Customers, Best work life balence.

    Cons

    Accounting scandal, too many unknowns, no future growth.

    Advice to Management

    Shouldn't have sold the 5 business units.


  9. "great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, great place to work

    Cons

    no longer exists, too bad


  10. "Sr. Manager"

    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

    wonderful colleages and work enviroment

    Cons

    Unable to keep company afloat


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