Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated 5 September 2014
Updated 5 September 2014
433 Reviews
3.2
433 Reviews
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
Chris Ricaurte
88 Ratings

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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Employee 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 for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    performance monitoring system is poor..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company great culture and great people

    Cons

    leadership issues, failed to capitalise on the stated objectives

  3.  

    Good company to be at

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    Former Employee - Software Specialist  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Specialist in Bangalore

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Clarity in finances and taking competition aggressively.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best company till now for me

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

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Brilliant company taken apart by its management

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Incredible R&D and position in the Central Office market for Telco's, Tier 2 when it came to cellular.

    Cons

    Succumbed to poor management from mid '90s onwards, became de-focused and lost its way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy a time machine and do it right next time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience with Nortel was a brilliant experience.

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    Former Employee - Commercial Specialist  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Commercial Specialist in Richardson, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great office culture with open door policy. Excellent benefits and room for personal growth.

    Cons

    Nortel went out of business 2010.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am interested in a work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A fantastic experience

    Current Employee - Solution Architect  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work with incredible talented people.

    Cons

    Execs suffered of analysis paralisys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  11.  

    Great place to work while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Nortel Networks as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Felt respected, well compensated, and had interesting work to do

    Cons

    Poor CEO resulted in company all but disappearing. Not sure there's anything left!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    R&D is important. Drasticly cutting back on R&D may have resulted in short-term gain in share price, but killed the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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