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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.1 424 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte

Chris Ricaurte

(85 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

424 Employee Reviews
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    Excellent "first job" opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance
    Opportunities to grow

    ConsInstability, constant lay-offs, constantly shifting focuses

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    It was overall positive, but the atmosphere was awkward

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

    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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    22 years of multiple roles

    Senior Pricing Manager (Former Employee) Alpharetta, GA (US)

    ProsGood pay, benefits and people. In heyday, great product vision. Often developed evolutionary products that were firsts in the industry.

    ConsHorrible management. Dishonest accounting and crazy acquisitions diluted stock. Over building of offices and factories led to way too much debt. Greed and poor planning. Success requried them to develop firsts to succeed. Operations and processes were poor

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo late now. Should have gone slower with expansions instead of planning/assuming business would double year after year.

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

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    Bubble blast

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Chelmsford, MA (US)

    ProsGreat technologies, great potential, products that serve purpose.

    ConsManagement was clueless, money hungry with no vision on how to keep a 100 year old company with experience and 1 billion worth of patents in business. Sad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo to jail and do not collect 200$.

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

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    Too bad they tanked

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

    ProsThe ability to work from home was great. There was a great deal of flexibility in the hours. Learned so much from all the others.

    ConsCompany didn't last. Upper management was too greedy and too bad they went out of business. It was great while it lasted.

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

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    Dynamic and generally fun

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    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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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRelaxed, worked with people who care. Was able to get things done

    Consnot the best paid. they no longer exist

     

    Software Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt was a great place to work with lot of smart people in engineering

    ConsManagement made some bad decisions with accounting

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Account Manager (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO (US)

    ProsGreat place for job movement

    ConsSenior management made poor buying decisions

    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 in the early days. Started going downhill overtime.

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

    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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