Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated 13 April 2015
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
Chris Ricaurte
101 Ratings

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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  1. Excellent company.equal opportunity employer..very good employee care..

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    Former Employee - Site Engineering Manager in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Site Engineering Manager in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Equal opportunity employer...very good employee care...very friendly environment..

    Cons

    performance monitoring system is poor..

    Advice to Management

    Selection procedure should be proper especially at top levels,employees should be given proper training for not misusing company facilities...

  2. Good firm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Most professional, fundamentally strong, technology know-how are far more superior

    Cons

    Nothing as such to say about

    Advice to Management

    No

  3. Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Great company great culture and great people

    Cons

    leadership issues, failed to capitalise on the stated objectives

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  5. Good company to be at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Specialist in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Specialist in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. R & D oriented company having great opportunities of growing professionally.

    Cons

    Unstable finances and market credibility. Also increasing losses every year

    Advice to Management

    Clarity in finances and taking competition aggressively.

  6. The best, till it lasted

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No one would like to leave this company on their own.

    Cons

    Top managements' blunders have costed the company its life, pride and existence

    Advice to Management

    Too late for any advice...Its a sunken ship

  7. Good place to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technically Sound people to work with. Great opportunity to learn new technologies. Good Work Environment. Flexible work hours. Good Employee Benefits.

    Cons

    KNown for their layoffs(luckily I was not the one). Some Managers are really not worth their position. If you end up in a bad team your career is definitely to be screwed.

    Advice to Management

    try to find the talent and also conduct proper reviews. Sometimes it is a necessity to think about employees personal life than to ram them with work.

  8. Best company till now for me

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MDA in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - MDA in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good work culture
    Provide very good employee benefits
    Excellent work balance between Work and personal life

    Cons

    Most of the time you have to work as a single entity.

    Advice to Management

    Try to improve your business in Asia region specially in India.

  9. Sr. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    wonderful colleages and work enviroment

    Cons

    Unable to keep company afloat

  10. engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, pay,work environment. Always had the tools that we needed or had the ability to get the tools developed or purchased.

    Cons

    financial misguidance, poor budget planning. Upper management was not properly connected to the needs of the customer and did not adapt to what the customers changing needs were

    Advice to Management

    Allow the people in the front line roles to express what they are seeing in the field and use this input to drive future paths

  11. Software Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This was a Good company.

    Cons

    However they went Bankrupt sometime ago.

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