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

Site Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

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

Consperformance monitoring system is poor..

Advice to Senior ManagementSelection procedure should be proper especially at top levels,employees should be given proper training for not misusing company facilities...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGreat company great culture and great people

Consleadership issues, failed to capitalise on the stated objectives

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Good company to be at

Software Specialist (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

Pros1. R & D oriented company having great opportunities of growing professionally.

ConsUnstable finances and market credibility. Also increasing losses every year

Advice to Senior ManagementClarity in finances and taking competition aggressively.

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

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The best, till it lasted

Sourcing Manager (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I have been working at Nortel Networks

ProsNo one would like to leave this company on their own.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementToo late for any advice...Its a sunken ship

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to learn

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Nortel Networks

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

ConsKNown 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 Senior Managementtry 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best company till now for me

MDA (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I have been working at Nortel Networks

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to improve your business in Asia region specially in India.

Yes, I would 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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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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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 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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