Nortel Networks

Nortel Networks Reviews

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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
Chris Ricaurte
95 Ratings

    Great company, Great People, Great Products, but Poor Upper Management

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Ottawa, ON

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


    Fantastic to work with such talented people on world class products! We listened to our customers and our designers and, by doing so, created the most reliable and feature rich telecommunication products in the world.


    Last few CEOs did not understand the business and started cost cutting and layoffs which improved their bonuses but killed innovation, hurt moral, and destroyed customer confidence. Trust your staff. They created the business and have a passion and desire to have that success continue. Employees were treated as a liability rather than the intellectual assets that made the company what it was.

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    Lead through vision, not cost cutting. Listen to your people. Together Nortel could have had an excellent future. Instead, management threatened employees with firing and verbal abuse if the disagreed with any proposed changes. A company cannot function that way for long, and Nortel died after 125 years of success thanks to this poor management.

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Updated 9 Oct, 2014
Updated 9 Oct, 2014

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    Senior Product Manager Interview

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Headquarters MISSISSAUGA, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By Reorganising
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year

Nortel Networks has hung up on the telecom sector. Once one of the largest makers of telecommunications equipment in North America, it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009 and is in the process of liquidating its assets. The company made core network switching, wireless, and optical systems for network operators. Its wireline and enterprise network equipment included systems for digital voice and data switching, routing, and call center communications. Wireless products included cellular base stations and controllers. The company also made such long-haul fiber-optic... More

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