Avaya Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Consistently growing company

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clarita, CA

    I have been working at Avaya

    Pros

    Sound market leadership and excellent track record

    Cons

    Internal politics and multiple similar offers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on core business and value innovation creation team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good salary and benefits. Relaxed work environment.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at Avaya

    Pros

    Benefits, competitive salary, Relaxed company atmosphere

    Cons

    Management in many departments lack professionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't mix business with pleasure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Confused

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avaya full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I believe that Avaya has great products and are trying to do the right things to improve business operations.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are too many short term thinkers around that prevent long term sustainable solutions from flourishing. Hard workers seem to be the ones that have a hard time getting promotions and I believe we are severely top heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking about your cash out opportunities, have your team back instead of the prevalent

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avaya

    Pros

    Great folks to work with.

    Cons

    Management has no clue whats happening in the trenches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employs that do the real work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Just OK

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Coppell, TX

    I have been working at Avaya

    Pros

    Good work-life balance; non-responsive culture; CIO comes from Verizon (very bad culture)

    Cons

    Compensation package is borderline; Health Insurance deductible is $4000 per year per person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to invest more on talent, less on management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avaya

    Pros

    great potential to grow and lead

    Cons

    Lack of product road map and direction

  8. Since acquisition by venture capitalist primarily focused on quarterly bottom line, not people.

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    Current Employee - Architect in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Architect in Westminster, CO

    I have been working at Avaya full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Deep knowledge of VoIP technology.

    Cons

    Company lacks people development focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on people an long term.

  9. Round and round they go...

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Avaya (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with, great products and the ability to telecommute. It is a huge time saver and less stressful to work at home and avoid having to drive in traffic everyday.

    Cons

    Executive management changes regularly and the objectives change with each new person. The organization and reporting structure, goals and division change so often that you can not successfully complete one objective before it changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a stake in the ground and stay the course. Find individuals for executive positions who will stay for more than 6 to 12 months. Consider promoting from within the company instead of always hiring external candidates for executive positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avaya

    Pros

    They have a Great technology vision

    Cons

    They are have problems with Ability to execute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline product portfolio

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Enterprise Communication player

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avaya

    Pros

    Global Exposure, Trusted Technology partner

    Cons

    Slow to innovate with evolving social networking landscape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Silicon Valley office was a collection of eclectic acquisitions, improve coherency of product and vision across different acquisitions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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