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great place to work
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 October 2018
people were great to work with relaxed work environment great holiday bonus if one worked hard pay increases came easily location was very close to home
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Contracted
Project Co-ordinator /Technician (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 October 2018
Working with various Nortel products. The technology is still there but however requires a lot of support for everyday function. Typically cards and software updates are fairly simple.
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5.0
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company no longer in business
Rapid Reponse Engineer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 September 2018
the company no longer in business was acquired by Avaya. Lots of opportunities to advance.
Nortel filed chapter 11 in 2009, and no longer is in existence
Pros
great place to work
Cons
non
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3.0
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Nice people and interesting work
Systems Integration Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC23 August 2018
Nortel is an innovative company that's trying to adapt to the times. Salary and benefits are nothing amazing but the people are very nice and the culture is balanced.
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3.0
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ok place to work
manual labour (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 August 2018
learned, how to solder, put together cell sites, telephones, from what i recall this was not a bad place to work, although it was very repetitive work, there was cross training.
Cons
repetitive
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5.0
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great job
Laser Reliability Operator (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON31 May 2018
I monitored lazers in artificial environments to see how long they would last, this included taking them out of oven that would speed up their aging and use software to determine if they failed and if so at what age.
Pros
good hour, fun people to work with, good pay
Cons
Company closed down, department move to Europe
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4.0
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Great place to work with lots of opportunites
Manufacturing Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON27 May 2018
Great teamwork and communication is there. Encourage workers to learn about technology. Friendly environment. Flexible working hours. Participate in sporting events.
Pros
Interesting products
Cons
none
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4.0
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Energetic, fast paced culture
Senior Advisor (Former Employee) –  Brampton, Ontario26 April 2018
Nortel Networks fro a fun place to work. It had a well equipped fitness center, offered fun non work activities for employees and families. Dynamic culture.
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Fun place to work.
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON15 April 2018
It's a great place to work with advanced technology. Unfortunately, the company went bankrupt. Now, the advanced LTE 4G mobile communications technology is widely used in our cell phones.
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Environnement très stimulant
Technicien en électronique (télécommunication) (Former Employee) –  Saint-Laurent, QC21 March 2018
Ambiance de très haute technologie. Environnement de travail très agréable et épanouissant.
Pros
Salaires, bénéfices sociaux, cafétéria, gym, etc.
Cons
Nos emplois dépendent des contrats
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5.0
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Company does not exist
Design Support Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Belleville, ON20 March 2018
Cat say much since the company does not exist anymore but it was a great place to work. Lots of new new technologies and a very relaxed place to work
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4.0
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Good company
SPC Engineer (Former Employee) –  Nepean, ON17 March 2018
The people and working environment are great. They are always more people work on a project. Its education of its employees
is good but costly. Hired employees are supposed to have some
knowledge. Internal training and switching are allowed but must be on a limited basis.
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5.0
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Great team spirit
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa West, ON13 March 2018
Cutting edge innovation and technology, both from the perspective of the product lines and R&D environment. A place full of energy and striving for excellent.
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5.0
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Great place to work - excellent job culture
Electronic Technologist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 February 2018
I really enjoyed my experience working at Nortel.
Quality was always of the utmost importance, even if it affected the bottom line.
All levels were open to suggestions for improved process and work environment
Pros
Great work environment, progressive policies
Cons
Too many changes in direction at a senior level
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4.0
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Too bad it went down
Verification Manager (Network Management) (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON6 February 2018
You do not spend so many years with one company believing in it and enjoying the work so it was with great pain I saw it going down affecting so many people.
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5.0
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We all know the story!!
VOIP Interoperability Engineer (Former Employee) –  Belleville, ON5 February 2018
Joined as a new-grad; and was lucky enough to work on some of the best VOIP products in a development role. Worked with an awesomely talented group of people.

It's unfortunate the company couldn't survive. Nortel's best assets were it's people and its technology. I learned a lot (both technically and life lessons as well).
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3.0
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Fun while it lastest
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON22 January 2018
Very good place to work. Solid leadership. Opportunities for advancement. Enjoyable work environment. Excellent benefits package and rewarding when the job is well done.
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4.0
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Productive and Fun
RF DESIGN ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 January 2018
Projects were interesting and the workplace culture was professional. Always had sufficient resources and lab equipment to complete the projects. Team building with offsite outings were helpful to build team synergy.
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5.0
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Grew too fast
Various (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON15 January 2018
Nortel had great technology and a great culture. When we grew the company and were having great success we hit a bump when the administration changed in 2000. The DEMs and REPs had totally different view of the telecom market....in 2000 Bush cancelled the 8 year project - 1996 Telecom Reform Act - also he replaced Kennard with Powell and that began the downfall of Nortel. Our new markets disappeared, and our old customers simply purchased unused equipment from the now defunct new customers...
When Nortel started to downsize, rather than keep all of the people that helped build the company and were out in the trenches trying to fix things, they got rid of them and kept the guy that went to lunch with the manager...in effect, they kept all of the add-on employees vs. the employees that built the company. This 'practice' was amplified further after each round of layoffs until ultimately, there was no one left in the trenches and just useless management tools.
Pros
Great Technology
Cons
Grew too fast and died
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5.0
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Great positive atmosphere
Customer Service Clerk (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 January 2018
Leaders are very approachable and listen to what people have to say. Excellent opportunities to learn and develop. A company that cares about the environment, future and employees.
Pros
Pay is good
Cons
Have to keep raising the bar
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