Nortel Networks

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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

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)

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

    Site Engineering Manager (Former Employee) Bangalore

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

     

    Excellent Employer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Extremely nice colleagues
    - Well maintained campus

    Cons- Can be hard getting a project started

     

    Good company to work for

    Product Manager (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA (US)

    ProsFriendly environment, good product line,acknowledgement of work and industry standard perks

    ConsUnfortunate financial disaster happened with Nortel

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should have taken earlier steps to prevent this disaster

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic company, great people, lousy decision making

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsNortel was one of the best companies to work for in the late 90s and briefly had the highest market cap. People were great. CAreer opportunities and mobility were taken seriously. positive can do attitude and everyone had a clear view of the direction of the company - and most had an equity stake it in too!

    ConsA combination of telecom bubble burst, accounting scandal, overpriced acquisitions, dubius management decisions and trying to grow too quickly created a perfect storm which destroyed the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo upper management left to advise!

    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 and good people.

    Senior Manager, IT (Former Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    ProsGood pay , flexibility and career advancement.

    ConsFiled chapter 11 in 2009. Even through chapter 11 the company did what they could for their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needed to do a better job at investing money which led to chapter 11.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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