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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated 15 February 2017
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Pros
  • It was a truly healthy place to work, people were great and work life balance fantastic (in 34 reviews)

  • The work environment was great, the career opportunities very good (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Only the sad part that was on chapter 11 and been bought by Avaya (in 16 reviews)

  • disappointing end to a great company (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "business analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Model Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Risk Model Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    career, technology, benefits, international culture

    Cons

    distance far from my home in São ]paulo

    Advice to Management

    the best place i have ever worked


  2. "Too bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can learn the ins and outs of bankruptcy and insolvency

    Cons

    The company is now out of business due to mismanagement


  3. "Senior Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX (US)
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for growth, flexible schedule and a good continuing ed program.

    Cons

    Company hit a horrible economic calamity that it could not recover from.


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  5. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free education benefit
    Low stress

    Cons

    Too much company politics

    Advice to Management

    Less politics


  6. "Sr Java Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture, awesome team

    Cons

    Do not recall any cons.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


  7. "Senior Executive Assistant to V.P.'s and President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Continuous opportunities to learn and grow in many areas of IT/telecommunications business; continual improvement processes incorporated. Every day was exciting and very fulfilling.

    Cons

    There were none.....It was like being in a very large extended family. There were lots of family oriented events throughout the year that showed the appreciation of the company for its people.


  8. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great teamwork, great benefits, relaxed environment, helpful managers, stressful but fulfilling environment

    Cons

    none that I can think of at the time


  9. "Employee Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, technology, customer focus, global perspective. Great morale, working conditions, benefits, work life balance, training. Good career mobility, professional certification opportunities.

    Cons

    Massive downsizing, poor business strategy, poor industry partnerships. Concerns about executive ethics and business leadership skills. Litigation in progress. Pension plan unresolved. Staff on disability compensation treated poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Restart the firm, find a niche, leverage customer relationships. Focus on wireless, wireline and optical technologies. Lead with IP communication technology and find partnerships. Consider basic business strategy training.


  10. "Was a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic, exciting, fast pace - great benefits

    Cons

    Management ran it into the ground

    Advice to Management

    none - they are gone


  11. "Gone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - R&D Empleyee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - R&D Empleyee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and products. Culture of innovation to obtain unthinkable levels of communications development and system interop.

    Cons

    Management took the wrong turns and drove off a business cliff.

    Advice to Management

    You ruined a great company now split apart and bought by multiple competitors.



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