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On average, employees at Nortel give their company a 4.2 rating out of 5.0 - which is 7% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Nortel employees are Software Engineers submitting an average rating of 4.9 and Equipment Services Project Managers with a rating of 4.8.

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4.2
Average Rating
(based on 72 Nortel Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.1
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.4
Rewards You Receive
4.0
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.4
Work Setting
4.1
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Nortel Employee

"I've enjoyed working at Nortel Networks, it was a wonderful and exciting place."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Technical Support Engineer

"Nortel was great company, in 2011 Avaya bought it. After two years they outsourced our jobs in Billerica to India. Avaya laid off 98% of employees in Billerica."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.2
Nortel (247)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Adtech (8)
2.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Blue Fountain Media (8)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (13,138)
Senior Engineering Manager

"I worked for Nortel Government Solutions for several years before it was bought out by Avaya. Nortel was a booming company at one time but I believe mismanagement led to its demise."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Network Engineer

"I worked from Ericsson for 7 years and gained valuable experience in telecom and worked with various telecom equipment and providers. I was able to receive various training on different network devices and equipment and learn about key metrics."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Nortel Employee

"Great place to work. Unfortunately went bankrupt due to market environment and poor Sr. Management. People were great, the facilities were top notch."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Nortel Employee

"The company was great to work for and missed that position. The CEO allowed company to run into Chapter 11!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Network Engineer

"I worked for Ericsson for 7 years and began at Nortel and continued through the sale Ericsson. Through challenging times in the Telecom Industry, our group was able to find success with delivering for our customers."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of Quality and Reliability

"Very good company with a global footprint. Manage lost direction and the company folded."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Sales Engineer

"Great place to work. My direct manager was respectful and helped with training."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Messaging Engineer

"Nortel was an excellent place to work.The company really valued its employees and were rewarded for their success."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
VoIP Systems Integration Engineer

"I worked for Northern Telecom Inc. since 1980 and if was a wonderful company to work for and to grow as an employee. Only in the later years when the company Nortel Networks in my opinion, decided to sell itself off that it became a stressful place to work. At this writing, the remaining flagship products are still selling and evolving with new technology at the remaining Genband and Avaya companies, this should prove that there were no valid reasons for Nortel to fold."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Design Software Engineer

"Nortel was very strong in telecommunication industry. I enjoyed learning while working there."

Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.7 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
Nortel Employee

"This was a good place to work for 12 years. I was laid off and the company has since then gone bankrupt."

Person You Work For 3.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.3 / 5
Nortel Employee

"Worked for Nortel for over 15 years. Great technology company with poor top management."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Software Engineer

"Nortel has a lot of opportunities for employes."

What do you like about working at Nortel?

"I learned a lot of new technologies in Nortel. The work environment is good for employes."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show your best side to the interviewer. Don't cheat the interviewer."

What don't you like about working at Nortel?

"There are a lot of processes which need be followed by development team. Those processes caused the high cost of products."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I have no suggestions because management team has done a good job."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Nortel Reviews FAQs

Is Nortel a good company to work for?

Nortel has an overall rating of 4.2 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 72 Nortel Review Ratings left anonymously by Nortel employees, which is 8% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 99% of employees would recommend working at Nortel.

Does Nortel pay their employees well?

Nortel employees earn $86,000 annually on average, or $41 per hour, which is 30% higher than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 14 Nortel employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Nortel Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Nortel?

99% of employees would recommend working at Nortel with the overall rating of 4.2 out of 5. Employees also rated Nortel 4.1 out of 5 for Company Culture, 4.0 for Rewards You Receive, 3.6 for Growth Opportunities and 4.0 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Nortel?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Nortel is a Senior Counsel at $351,000 annually. Browse Nortel Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Nortel?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Nortel is a Customer Service Clerk at $24,000 annually. Browse Nortel Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Nortel?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Nortel to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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