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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated 25 May 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 35 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Nortel Networks company does not exist anymore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    Thriving, good company to work for in its heyday and prior to 2000.

    Cons

    In 2H2000, layoffs began and the company declined.


  2. "Interesting work and good people"

    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

    The work was really interesting and the people I was able to work with were really great; committed, intelligent, and very capable.The work was intense but it was work hard and play hard.

    Cons

    The company seemed in a rush to buy up other companies and products without taking enough time to build a cohesive portfolio.


  3. "Nortel alumni"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    great technology, great people, great culture

    Cons

    went down because of bad execs


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  5. "Great company poor leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with and awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible mission statement and poor executive leadership

    Advice to Management

    Learn from mistakes of the past.


  6. "Nortel is the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Administrator - Global Account Asia in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Sales Administrator - Global Account Asia in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work
    Good friend till now
    Work/life balance
    Pantry & work place is awesome
    Life was great there

    Cons

    Everything was great there. Only the sad part that was on chapter 11 and been bought by Avaya

    Advice to Management

    I don't think there is any Management at Nortel


  7. "Team Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Canton, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Canton, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with great pay

    Cons

    Went out of business and is now owned by Avaya


  8. "IT Tech."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Technician in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Technician in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for the company for 8 yrs. Good working environment good Bennies. Family oriented Company.Worked on the honor system. Good pay

    Cons

    None, except for the Bankruptcy due to poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Hire your managers based on experience and worth.


  9. "Prime example of executive incompetence."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nortel Professional Services Organisation in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Nortel Professional Services Organisation in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional working environment.
    Occasionally some international travel.
    Major international companies as clients.

    Cons

    Limited training.
    Cliquey long-term staff.
    Little testing of software or test equipment.
    Heavy dependency on a few staff for technical knowledge of some products.
    Limited progression unless you wanted to be a project manager, most other roles filled by lifers.
    Incompetent executives.

    Advice to Management

    ‘I was a Nortel executive’ is not something to be proud of.


  10. "Salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Nashville, TN (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great salary. Cared about employees

    Cons

    Too bad the company went bankrupt. I had a long future here.


  11. "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


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