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Productive and fun place to work
HR OFFER SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, Ontatio16 November 2017
Very nice place to work. Worked there for many years, from the start up to the their peak. Very friendly environment, lots of areas to move around in withing the company.
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Great
Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa West, ON3 November 2017
At the time it was great. Good friends and workers. Large organization. Paid well. Good food in the cafeterias. Lots of money for training. Great place
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Went bankrupt
CDMA Wireless System R&D Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON15 October 2017
Unfortunate.
Good company, good culture. Supplied a lot of working opportunities in Canada. Unfortunately it went bankrupt.
Meet a lot of nice working people there.
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job no longer exists
Prototype Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON12 October 2017
job does not exist anymore, company is only a name now. I was part of an engineering team developing electronics cases based on size and cooling ability
Pros
good money
Cons
company is dead
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Product Engineer/Customer Returns department (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 October 2017
Great in the hay days. Good benefits, great location, free parking, onsite gym, games rooms etc...



A great company and thousands of people's jobs were destroyed by a few people's greed.
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bien aime mon expériance de travaille
OPÉRATEUR DE LIGNE AUTOMATISÉE (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC28 September 2017
bonne ambiance et bien aimer mon expérience de travail
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International Experience
Network Integrator (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON, Canada26 September 2017
During this time I was stationed in Europe. Awesome experience and helped me to grow not only from a career prospective but also from soft skills prospective.
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au coeur des projets de recherche
Acheteur projets spéciaux (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC20 September 2017
Travailler avec différents groupes afin de trouver les meilleures alternatives avec l'indépendance requise pour négocier.
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It was a great tech job
Secretary / Database technician (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC17 September 2017
Great tech environment. I had to work mostly with computer databases of customers which I enjoyed. Full-time job but through a temp agency. Management could have been better, this once great company unfortunately went out of business.
Pros
Great tech environment
Cons
Temporary work
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ok.
Production Assistant (1-yr contract position) (Former Employee) –  Saint John, NB13 September 2017
Only worked there a year, but was a contractor. Employees made good money and shares, but not contractors. Good experience. Good people. Was only there for a year.
Pros
people
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Strong company with great support for development
Strategic Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON5 September 2017
Great culture in supporting others at work for common goals and overall successes for many involved; encourage all to continuously learn and develop; great place to be in early in career
Pros
Great support for learning and development
Cons
Very large company and must make own path to grow and develop
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Great company that is unfortunately gone!
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Montréal-Ouest, QC23 August 2017
Nortel Networks Corporation, formerly known as Northern Telecom Limited, Northern Electric and sometimes known simply as Nortel, was a multinational telecommunications and data networking equipment manufacturer headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in Montreal, Quebec in 1895 as the Northern Electric and Manufacturing Company. At its height, Nortel accounted for more than a third of the total valuation of all the companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), employing 94,500 people worldwide.
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productive, with many company events, and on site health and wellness centre
Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON18 August 2017
great place to work, with all the extended facilities, and extra activities

great place to work, and learn all the corporate initiatives. the hard part of the job, was to give to the company, everything that it deserved.
Pros
absolutely the best hi tech company to work for at the time
Cons
very hard on family life
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Company Does not exist any more
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Montreal, Canada7 August 2017
No job stability
Too Relaxed
Slow learning
very friendly environment
Company vision or team vision not clear
Managers are not very efficient
That time it was a renowned company
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It was a great place to work before the outsourcing occured.
Associate Technical Operations (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 July 2017
I really enjoyed my stay at Nortel. They had a great product and offered a lot of incentives for their employees. Learned a lot and had a lot of fun along the way.
Pros
Culture.
Cons
Outsourcing.
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Highly technological and product excellence company
Project Manager - Supply Chain Governance (Asia) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 July 2017
Research and Development Teams expertise are genius
Great in corporate culture and values
Pretty good package to operation professional
Need strengthening to be more market oriented
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Best place ever worked
Project Manager , Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON22 July 2017
There were many opportunities for internal growth and learning experiences. I received most of my corporate education here while traveling the globe implementing wired and wireless networks.
Many experiences in troubleshooting and working with design engineers.
Pros
Growth, travel
Cons
Company shut down
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Design work on a cutting edge architecture
Senior Design Engineer, aTCA Softswitch (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS27 June 2017
Worked with a really great set of folks and management. This platform was used to generate $2.5 billion for Nortel.

We were exposed to at least 4 different processor families, all running on Linux.
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A wonderful company
Sr. CDMA Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Richardson, TX20 June 2017
A wonderful Canadian company to work for. But unfortunately it is no longer exists as it went on bankruptcy. Those days, we were so proud of this company and really wanted to work for it.
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Sorry it ended
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON6 June 2017
In the time that I was with Nortel (10+ years) I loved every position I held. I learned from everyone I worked with. There was no one person in that company I could say an unkind word about. Even in the end and all of the downsizing... this company was ALL about its employees. Its too bad the business decisions for the company's future didn't expand rather than diminish.
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