Nortel Networks
3.1 of 5 412 reviews
www.nortel.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.1 412 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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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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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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Great at first, bad as company went under

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Best place ever

Finance (Former Employee)

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

ProsFlexible work schedule, dress code, great employee events. I loved this place!

ConsNortel no longer exists so you won't get paid if you still work there.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreedy sobs

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

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Electrical engineer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nortel Networks

Prosgood company lot things to leanr

Consbad management they bankrupted the company

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generally very positive

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

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

Prosopportunity and innovation company with excellent R&D

Conspolitics, executive management failure,overly middle managed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was overall positive, but the atmosphere was awkward

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Plano, TX (US)

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

ProsNice People
Work from home sometimes

ConsManagement takes advantage of employees
Commute was kind of long

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees like they are part of the process.

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Excellent "first job" opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nortel Networks

ProsWork life balance
Opportunities to grow

ConsInstability, constant lay-offs, constantly shifting focuses

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