Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated 14 October 2014
Updated 14 October 2014
441 Reviews
3.2
441 Reviews
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
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93 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance as long as you meet your deliverables (in 28 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Senior management made poor buying decisions (in 28 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.  

    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.

  2.  

    Great until Bankruptcy

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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.

  3.  

    Intership

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

    I worked at Nortel Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of Freebies, Excellent work environment

    Cons

    Company closed down otherwise great!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for back in its heyday

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DMS Hardware Development in Morrisville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - DMS Hardware Development in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I worked at Nortel Networks as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good salaries, most employees I interacted with were given plenty of freedom. The facilities were nice (outside of all the cubicles), and they had a nice dining hall.

    Cons

    The company was really struggling financially and layoffs were happening with frightening regularity. Some (actually most) of their offices in the RTP area were huge cubicle farms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I guess it's too late for it to matter now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nortel Networks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    Great place, great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Fantastic

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9.  

    great

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

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (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
  10.  

    Best place ever

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    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Greedy sobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Electrical engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    good company lot things to leanr

    Cons

    bad management they bankrupted the company

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