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Nortel Networks Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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Nortel Networks CEO Chris Ricaurte
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137 Ratings
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  • "Towards the end, once the word bankruptcy was whispered, the constant threat of layoffs tainted most conversations(in 43 reviews)

  • "Poor decisions at Senior Management level(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Simply the best company to work for during the dot.com era"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't say enough great things about Nortel. I worked there from 1997-2001 during the peak years of the dot.com era. The work environment was excellent, employee support was excellent, salary was excellent.

    Cons

    When it all ended :(

    Advice to Management

    You were about 10 years ahead of the market with your product.

    Nortel Networks2018-08-15
  2. "Fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Product Support Engineer in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Big company with lots of resources and opportunity.

    Cons

    Shoddy accounting. Drawing in revenue from future earnings.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for that sharp right-angle turn.

    Nortel Networks2019-06-18
  3. "Going down hill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Nortel Networks for more than a year

    Pros

    Good money for short term if you don't plan to work there for long.

    Cons

    No future in long run, management is not good.

    Nortel Networks2019-06-09
  4. "Technologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were great.

    Cons

    The company could not compete with foreign competition.

    Nortel Networks2019-03-14
  5. "Downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance provided.

    Cons

    Top executives bankrupted the company

    Advice to Management

    keep it real and stay calm

    Nortel Networks2018-03-29
  6. "developper"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Saint-Laurent, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary and good benefits

    Cons

    instability, poor choices by executive mgmt

    Nortel Networks2018-02-23
  7. "not availble"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    too bad does not exist anymore

    Advice to Management

    talk with your employees

    Nortel Networks2018-01-17
  8. "Good people, good technology, terrible executive mgmt"

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    Former Employee - Software Designer in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunities. Friendly people

    Cons

    Rounds and rounds of layoffs. Very iffy environment.

    Advice to Management

    dont go bankrupt

    Nortel Networks2017-11-21
  9. "Sales Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortel Networks full-time

    Pros

    None. Manager and above mostly narcissists

    Cons

    Too many cons to mention in space provided

    Advice to Management

    Implode

    Nortel Networks2017-09-01
  10. "Exceptional, empowering, important, and highly rewarding."

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    Former Employee - Global Product Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to move the yard stick forward without red tape. Tons of international travel. Excellent team work and colleague appreciation.

    Cons

    Better finger on finances. Need for training to be part of regular staff and management. Global roles require better access to technology trends.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the field.

    Nortel Networks2017-05-06
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