Nortel Networks
3.1 of 5 411 reviews
www.nortel.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014
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3.1 411 reviews

                             

26% Approve of the CEO

Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte

Chris Ricaurte

(82 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Training investment, work/life balance, generous total compensation package"
    in 26 reviews
  • "The ability to work from home was great"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management made poor buying decisions"
    in 29 reviews
  • "There is absolutely NO job security at Nortel, at least in GPS (was GNPS, second-level support)"
    in 11 reviews
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Intership

Summer Intern (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I worked at Nortel Networks as an intern for less than a year

ProsLots of Freebies, Excellent work environment

ConsCompany closed down otherwise great!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 8 years

Prosgood people, benefits, work at home policy

Consgoing bankrupt, leadership, the training was limited to on job experience

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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generally very positive

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

Prosopportunity and innovation company with excellent R&D

Conspolitics, executive management failure,overly middle managed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Too bad they tanked

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than a year

ProsThe ability to work from home was great. There was a great deal of flexibility in the hours. Learned so much from all the others.

ConsCompany didn't last. Upper management was too greedy and too bad they went out of business. It was great while it lasted.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This was one of the best company's to work for.

Information Technology (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

ProsGreat people,Great working conditions,Great Benefits They also empowered people,and had very flexible work conditions as well as good opportunities.

ConsThey should still be in Business.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent company to work for, before it went into bankruptcy protection

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than a year

Prosgood salary, a lot of knowledgeable workforce

Consunstable management, leading to the company's fall

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat company to work with. Great mood.

ConsBankrupted and this is a bad news.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was a great place to start a career..

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe pay was competitive, the chance to learn different skills and technologies was unmatched. Great atmosphere and collegial, beautiful campus.

ConsObviously.. absolutely no idea when it was all going to implode, which it did.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould have avoided some bad acquisitions, became too spread out and the finances were a mess. Never able to make a consistent profit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nurturing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nortel Networks

ProsCompetent colleagues, good work environment

ConsProprietary technologies, too big team sizes.

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Great company to work for

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThorough process,solid product quality, treat employees well, enormous pop for career growth.

ConsBad mgmt. endless spending on requisition.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/a - titanic already sank.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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