Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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  1. Nortel Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This was a great Canadian company to work for. It was the pride of a nation for over a century and provided many opportunities for its employees.

    Cons

    Greedy executives got in the way. Sadly, they tried to bring in too many American Execs who were more concernded with picking the bones dry than saving what was left of a Canadian institution.

  2. great company at one time

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great company at one time

    Cons

    The company was once great but was not managed in the end

    Advice to Management

    -none

  3. A lot of learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Ottawa, ON
    Current Intern - Intern in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Nortel Networks as an intern (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work as inter in Optera branch. Mainly focus on firmware development. While there, I get to learn new technology, work independent, and under minimal supervision.

    Cons

    A lot of learning at beginning. You would have to work on your own with minimal help from mentor

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  5. gained extensive hands on experience, fortunate to work for a great team

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    Former Intern - Systems Designer in Ottawa, ON
    Former Intern - Systems Designer in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Nortel Networks as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great culture before going bankrupt. not so much anymore.

    Cons

    no clear direction anymore, job security no longer something on the table.

  6. Had a long and varied career - too bad that top management steered it into the ditch

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nortel was able to offer lots of opportunities with varied assignments and lots of interesting work.

    The best part was the high percentage of wonderful people to work with. The talent that was assembled was truly great.

    Nortel created some amazing products and was a class leader in its heyday.

    Facilities were good, equipment was high quality.

    Good work/life balance as long as you meet your deliverables.

    Cons

    Upper management dropped the ball and we all know what happened as a result.

  7. Intership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Ottawa, ON
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Nortel Networks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of Freebies, Excellent work environment

    Cons

    Company closed down otherwise great!

  8. great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people, benefits, work at home policy

    Cons

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

  9. generally very positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    opportunity and innovation company with excellent R&D

    Cons

    politics, executive management failure,overly middle managed

  10. Too bad they tanked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Mississauga, ON

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They should still be in Business.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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