Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated 5 September 2014
Updated 5 September 2014
433 Reviews
3.2
433 Reviews
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
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88 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance as long as you meet your deliverables (in 27 reviews)

  • The ability to work from home was great (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management made poor buying decisions (in 29 reviews)

  • Even through chapter 11 the company did what they could for their employees (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Nortel Networks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good products and people, green networking products that use less energy.

    Cons

    Poorly run company. Difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on ease of doing business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Outstanding company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    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.

  3.  

    Intership

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Nortel Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of Freebies, Excellent work environment

    Cons

    Company closed down otherwise great!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great until Bankruptcy

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Bohemia, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bohemia, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. Great company to work for - great products and great middle management.

    Cons

    CxO's that ran the company into the ground and ruined may peoples lives.

  6.  

    Great place, great people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX (US)

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    It was a privilege and a pleasure to work here. It had a start-up kind of feel. There was so much energy and enthusiasm in the atmosphere. Very competent workforce, great teamwork. Excellent value delivered to the customer. Everybody took pride in their work.

    Cons

    The company finally went bankrupt, and had to be sold off piecemeal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Financial management of the company was mishandled.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX (US)

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can remember

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good people, benefits, work at home policy

    Cons

    going bankrupt, leadership, the training was limited to on job experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great at first, bad as company went under

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    When I first started working there in 1997, it was really great.

    Cons

    Company went bankrupt. The last years of weekly world-wide layoffs were very stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing politics between divisions. You have competitors out there happy to take away your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The people I worked with are great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    R & D division has had great talents.

    Cons

    Executive management team did not care about people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No directions for people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Best place ever

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    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Greedy sobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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