Nortel Networks

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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated 16 December, 2014
Updated 16 December, 2014
449 Reviews
3.3
449 Reviews
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
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97 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance as long as you meet your deliverables (in 28 reviews)

  • The ability to work from home was great (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management made poor buying decisions (in 28 reviews)

  • Even through chapter 11 the company did what they could for their employees (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Nortel Account Manager

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    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  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)

    Pros

    great company at one time

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A lot of learning experience

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    Current Employee - Intern in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Intern in Ottawa, ON

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

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    great culture before going bankrupt. not so much anymore.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intership

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Lots of Freebies, Excellent work environment

    Cons

    Company closed down otherwise great!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great

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    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)

    Pros

    good people, benefits, work at home policy

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    generally very positive

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    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)

    Pros

    opportunity and innovation company with excellent R&D

    Cons

    politics, executive management failure,overly middle managed

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Too bad they tanked

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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