Nortel Networks
3.1 of 5 411 reviews
www.nortel.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014
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3.1 411 reviews

                             

26% Approve of the CEO

Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte

Chris Ricaurte

(82 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Training investment, work/life balance, generous total compensation package"
    in 26 reviews
  • "The ability to work from home was great"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management made poor buying decisions"
    in 29 reviews
  • "There is absolutely NO job security at Nortel, at least in GPS (was GNPS, second-level support)"
    in 11 reviews
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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

ProsGreat benefits, Good environment, Good life balance

ConsPoor management, can be better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company in the early days. Started going downhill overtime.

Network Analyst (Former Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 5 years

ProsInteracted with great people on a day to day basis, co-workers.

ConsFrequent layoffs and job stability

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a great experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nortel Networks

Prosflexible work hours, easy commute from anywhere

Consunrealistic expectations, layoffs came every 6 months

Advice to Senior Managementpromote from within please

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This was one of the best company's to work for.

Information Technology (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people,Great working conditions,Great Benefits They also empowered people,and had very flexible work conditions as well as good opportunities.

ConsThey should still be in Business.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company and people, just a couple of bad executive leaders.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Durham, NC (US)

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood Salary and Coworkers. Excellent place to work.

ConsExecutive Financial Officers took us down and out.

Advice to Senior Management$9B quarters and we let it slip away, wow!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Decent company to work for, before it went into bankruptcy protection

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than a year

Prosgood salary, a lot of knowledgeable workforce

Consunstable management, leading to the company's fall

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat company to work with. Great mood.

ConsBankrupted and this is a bad news.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nortel Networks

ProsFriendly environment, very good company to work for

ConsIt's broke because of bad directives and 2008 crisis

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It was a great place to start a career..

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe pay was competitive, the chance to learn different skills and technologies was unmatched. Great atmosphere and collegial, beautiful campus.

ConsObviously.. absolutely no idea when it was all going to implode, which it did.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould have avoided some bad acquisitions, became too spread out and the finances were a mess. Never able to make a consistent profit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Technical review for new graduation

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nortel Networks

Prosvery nice and give more guide if you stucked

Consthe schedule is tight 1 hour

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on tech and personality.

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