Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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  1. 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.

  2. Wonderful Group to work for/with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Writer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Writer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I worked at Nortel Networks as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positions are well defined and understood by staff.
    Deadlines are set and achievable.
    No job too large to be tackled.
    Good attitude towards getting the jobs done.

    Cons

    World wide operation requires time to coordinate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the fine job that you have in the past.

  3. It was a very good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Manager in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Information Manager in Mexico City (Mexico)

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment was great, the career opportunities very good

    Cons

    The fact that the Company was in Chapter 11, created a lot of confusion, it was a shame this happened

    Advice to Management

    No more Management, this should have been analyzed before

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  5. Working Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - friendly place
    - normal benefits but no bonuses
    - interesting technology

    Cons

    - got to manage up
    - executives focused on their on thing
    - bad go to market

    Advice to Management

    - people people people
    - market market market

  6. Good people at Nortel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I really like working at Nortel. Salaries and compensation were very competitive.

    Cons

    Nortel bought too many companies that didn't add enough to the bottom line.

  7. Nortel had a dynamic and innovative culture that created a positive and energetic atmosphere for employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Richardson, TX (US)

    I worked at Nortel Networks

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, along with a very talented pool of employees

    Cons

    Leadership was not good at managing the financial affairs of the company

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to spending and accounting

  8. Chapter 11 - Not Necessary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong Products in Wireless infrastructure, Telephony, Networking and Optical Networks
    Cohesive committed employee base with strong culture
    Strong Brand Recognition

    Cons

    Burden of financial restructure in mid 2000's
    Execs unable to monetize IP value
    Business failed to leverage Services as a profitable strength

    Advice to Management

    Chapter 11 was easy way out. Add up the sale of businesses and IP and you more than cover your debt. So Why?

  9. Nortel is gone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    It was a good place to work

    Cons

    There was some hard decisions that had to be made. It took too long to make them.

  10. Good technology, bad leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Minnetonka, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Minnetonka, MN (US)

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of areas for growth with many different technologies

    Cons

    Certain technologies only available in certain geographical locations

    Advice to Management

    Too much heavy brass, old thinking leadership. Need to be more lean and nimble.

  11. Director Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Services
    Former Employee - Director of Services

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place To Work, people were great.

    Cons

    Bankrupt, no longer in business

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