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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
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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. "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.


  2. "Professional Services Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Symposium Professional Services in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Symposium Professional Services in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Band 5, 30% domestic travel, great boss,

    Cons

    Clients required strong management, company failed

  3. "Loved working at Nortel"

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    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.


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

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    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.


  5. "Fantastic"

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    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. "Excellent products; poor management"

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    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


  7. "Wonderful, till laid off"

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    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

  8. "It was a great experience and too bad the comany was bankrupt."

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    Current Employee - Nortel Telecom MSO in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Nortel Telecom MSO in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great experience great company company. The benefits were greats the environment was great.
    I really thinkNortel should come back and canadian govt should back it

    Cons

    too focused on cisco and forgot to create a date centric work force. Wireless plans were greats but lacked the aggression of ericsson and nokia

    Advice to Management

    should have bought companies that were complementing not just for the sake of buying.
    ALU and NOKIA are good examples on how to survive.


  9. "Instsrutor"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good overall work enviroment and staff

    Cons

    Lots of info and technology to keep up with.

    Advice to Management

    More cross training would be nice.


  10. "Good bye Nortel...."

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    Former Employee - Member of the Scientific Staff in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Member of the Scientific Staff in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best Reasons: Opportunity to move into different positions within the company. Rewarded for work on special projects. Laid Back environment.

    Cons

    Massive Layoffs since 2000. The employees that were recently laid off prior to backruptcy recieved no severance. There were too many layers of management.

    Advice to Management

    Too many layers of management. Too many acquisitions that did not add value to the company. Failure to merge with other players when concolidation occured.


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