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4.2
Average Rating
(based on 72 Nortel Review Ratings)
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
in Raleigh, NC

"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
in Billerica, MA

"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)

4.4 Highest Rated in this Industry is Adtech (6)
2.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Blue Fountain Media (8)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (11,980)
Senior Engineering Manager
in Fairfax, VA

"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
in Richardson, TX

"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

Average Nortel Ratings in the Past 4 Years

Year Salary
2010 $4
2011 $4
2012 $4
2013 $3
Nortel Employee
in Richardson, TX

"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
in Richardson, TX

"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
in Richardson, TX

"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
in Santa Clara, CA

"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
in Dallas, TX

"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
in Houston, TX

"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
in Durham, NC

"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
in Ottawa, ON

"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
in Durham, NC

"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
in Belleville, ON

"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
in Richardson, TX

"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
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