Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
441 Reviews

3.2
441 Reviews
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Nortel Networks President, Nortel Business Services Chris Ricaurte
Chris Ricaurte
87 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance as long as you meet your deliverables (in 27 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Senior management made poor buying decisions (in 29 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.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    generally very positive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time for 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
  3.  

    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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    Marketing Director

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with. Great mood.

    Cons

    Bankrupted and this is a bad news.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    good salary, a lot of knowledgeable workforce

    Cons

    unstable management, leading to the company's fall

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a great place to start a career..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nurturing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortel Networks

    Pros

    Competent colleagues, good work environment

    Cons

    Proprietary technologies, too big team sizes.

  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bad mgmt. endless spending on requisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a - titanic already sank.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company very bad boards

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nortel Networks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great people and great vision

    Cons

    poor board resulting in poor C-level leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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