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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated 15 October 2017
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  • The company went bankrupt; hence highest level of management not so capable (in 12 reviews)

  • the chapter 11 episode was so unpleasant where roomfuls of people were let go in the Maidenhead Office (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Wonderful, start-up like environment. Great corporate culture.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company went bankrupt.


  2. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Richardson, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice work environment and office

    Cons

    Business Strategy and weak management with lack of growth strategy


  3. "Great in the Hay Days but not so much at the end"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great in the hay days. Good benefits, great location, free parking, onsite gym, games rooms etc...

    Cons

    not so much at the end.
    People became really aweful to eachother, company kept making promises and there would always be a catch

    Advice to Management

    no advice to give really, except that a great company and thousands of people's jobs were destroyed by a few people's greed.


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  5. "Assembly Technician"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in San Jose, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Testing of equipment, Assembly of mechnical.

    Cons

    Test in-process or finished product, inspection, packaging, labeling.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic Place to work - great career prospects at the time

    Cons

    Redundancies, no other issues from me


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A well established company with excellent working environment. Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    The telecom market is too competitive to win. Low value in stock market.


  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for

    Cons

    disappointing end to a great company...


  9. "Good reason the company went bankrupt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Incredible technology and opportunity to work across many areas

    Cons

    Most incompentent, arrogant management in the industry


  10. "Nice people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    There were engineers helped me to get on board and become productive. Nice people.

    Cons

    not much for cons as I didn't have any issue or complaint


  11. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good working environment

    Cons

    compensation isn't so good and there is no pension


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