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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Dynamic and generally fun

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time for more than a year

ProsDynamic company with a vision

ConsStrategic error and financial engineering leading to company bankruptcy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Started out positive, but as we all know, it went south

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHad tremendous opportunity with data networking

Consfailed to capitalized on the Enterprise market

Advice to Senior ManagementEnjoy your Canadian retirement funds - they can't.

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

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Nortel a company in danger

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at Nortel Networks

ProsGood use of flexible work practices allows employees to work wherever they need to whenever they need to.
The global nature of the business allows for sharing of resources.
Given the neglected product line there is a huge opportunity to make an impact in the industry and skip the issues competitors have faced.

ConsThe flexible work practices allow for international employees to work very long hours & spend countless evenings on the phone with US/Canada.
Nortel is still very much a US/Canadian centric organisation struggling to understand the rest of the world.
The product line has been neglected over the years do to financial issues.

Advice to Senior ManagementSort out the product line it is critical to the success of the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Outstanding company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nortel Networks

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

ConsCan't think of any cons.

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Intership

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

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

ProsLots of Freebies, Excellent work environment

ConsCompany closed down otherwise great!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great until Bankruptcy

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

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

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

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

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Great place, great people.

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

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

ProsIt 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementFinancial management of the company was mishandled.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic

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

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

ProsGreat company to work for

ConsNone that I can remember

Advice to Senior ManagementLove management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great

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

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

Prosgood people, benefits, work at home policy

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

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

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The people I worked with are great.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsR & D division has had great talents.

ConsExecutive management team did not care about people.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo directions for people.

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

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